One day while driving along with the kiddos, we passed two women running together on the sidewalk. Evelyn was all excited and yelled, "Look mommy, cool runner girls like you!!" :)



Sunday, April 6, 2008

What else...?

Please pray for a healthy Evelyn tomorrow... It is Sunday night and Travis and I have been dealing with a sick peanut all weekend. She caught some sort of bug (feverish, pukey, lethargic). I have been covered (and I mean soaked) in rotten milk two times... I have been spot treating carpets, chairs, etc... if anyone has any secrets on how to get your little one to vomit strategically, please let me know.

I thought she was done with the pukey part of it... but right before bed she drenched me (and herself and the glider) with smelly vomit. I seriously don't know if I can handle another day of this... there are still things that I wanted to do before my c-section on Wednesday (one of them just being to relax). I am exhausted, uncomfortable, and sick of cleaning up stomach acid/rotten milk vomit!

7 comments:

Laura said...

Switch to Pedialyte and aim for one to two ounces per hour. Formula is really heavy and from what my doc said not the best when they are sick. They have clear pedialyte, so much easier to clean up!

The Wyatt's said...

My only "real" advice is avoid any milk or milk like substance. I'd do pedialyte or even gaterade. My boys do not and did not like pedialyte regardless of what "tricks" I tried. Obviously, I wasn't tricky enough or they are just WAY too smart. I do have a hint... keep towels around you while she's in this stage and maybe an extra day. If she starts to act "pukey" then grab the towel for her to throw up in. Much easier clean up. Otherwise at her age spot shot, a mask and some gaterade are your best friends! Here's to a quick recovery for Evelyn, good c-section on Wednesday and a healthy baby boy!!

Brooks Family said...

I agree with Kristi - when I would hold him I had towels with me; one to use on top of his blanket to "catch" anything and more to clean up anything else I needed. It is much easier to throw a load of towels in the wash than clean up all over the house.

I hope she feels better soon! Hope everything goes well on Wednesday too - I am so excited to hear his name and see pictures :)

Jodie said...

Aw Michelle that really sinks!! Poor kid - poor you! I would definely follow Laura's advice. Until she's feeling better give her pedialyte, water, or even gingerale. Things that are way easier on her tummy. Hugs! Hope she gets better soon and you get some time to relax!

Abbey said...

What horrible timing...I hope she start's feeling better and soon! I remember sitting in the bathroom and holding Emerson over the toilet one night, but that wasn't a whole lot of fun.
Good luck on Wednesday! (The second c-section seemed a whole lot easier than the first, maybe it was skipping the 42 hours of labor I went through the first time.)

mel_fitz said...

how sad. poor baby.
one time we all had rotavirus and Kobe threw up probably 20 times. we just (this is gross) took like a plastic bowl and every time he started gagging, we'd hold the bowl for him to puke in. he was about Evie's age.

Brooks Family said...

Have things gotten better? I have been thinking about you, Trav and Evelyn - I hope things have improved! I wish we lived closer so we could help eachother out when things like this come up!