At a birthday party on Monday my 3-year-old threw up. It had been a jumpy party and then they ate – so was it the combination of jumping and food or did she have some sort of stomach bug?
She came home from the party and I told her she couldn’t eat for a while and we’d see how she was. She wanted to play and she wanted the cupcake sent home from the party. I eventually gave in on the cupcake figuring at least I would see if it was the jumping or if she had a bug. She didn’t throw up again and went merrily on with her day. I concluded it was the combo of jumping and eating.
Flash forward to Wednesday night. We go through a full day of working, volunteering at the school, playing at the park, and then taking the kids to church. We get back from church, make dinner and I am nauseous. By 10:30 I am throwing up like crazy. Michael sleeps with the kids.
Thursday nauseous all day but didn’t throw up again. Michael gets the kids ready for school and then heads to work. I lay in bed while Lilina plays around me until we have to get the big kids from school. The bad news was I had a long-set eye doctor appointment for both Rose and Walsh. My friend offered to take Lilina so I wouldn’t have to take three kids to the appointment. I kept asking her if she was sure – Lilina was fine but since I had been throwing up I didn’t know which way it was going to spread. (Did I get it from L or could I spread it to L?) My friend said I’m not afraid bring her over. (Crazy or so nice???)
We get through the appointment OK – Rose is slightly far-sighted but doesn’t need correction at this point. Walsh takes after his mother and is blind as a bat and needs glasses. (Although he passed the pediatrician’s eye test in July – this my friends is an entire other topic!! Also thanks to the Costco discussion a few weeks ago, guess where I’m taking him to get glasses on Saturday – hmmm!)
Flash forward to Friday, Michael let me sleep in since I still didn’t feel good and he got the kids off to school. I get a call from the school, Walsh fell asleep in class and looks sick, can I come and get him? Hmmm. So now I have Walsh home from school waiting to see if he throws up. (Please stay off the carpet until we know!)
(Update: An hour after coming home from school the diarrhea started. So I guess he really was sick. Thank God he didn’t poop his pants at school. You could never recover from that!)
Do you wonder and track how illness moves through your family and through your friends? (I hope my friends’ kids don’t come down with anything!) Was Lilina really sick earlier this week or just the jumping? Is my whole family going to come down with it or can we stop it at this point?