Raising a Blended Family

Stomach Flu Blues

on February 17, 2013

We’ve got the stomach flu blues over here. Thing One has been barfing all weekend with no sign of it getting better.

It started on Friday night, when Shorty was at work and I was home alone with two fussy babies and Thing One. Thing One started barfing and crying for me, the babies were both screaming because they were hungry and it was bedtime, and you better believe I made an emergency SOS call to Shorty, asking her to come help me at home. (I like to think of myself as superwoman, but even I know my limit. Two screaming babies and a barfing seven-year-old is it.).

Almost two days later now, we are still going strong. Thing One has not moved from the couch all weekend and I have not stopped praying that no one else gets sick. So far, none of us have, and thank goodness for that- I don’t even want to think about what a baby with stomach flu looks like, and Shorty can’t afford to take a day off work. 😦 In the meantime though, Thing One is so miserable, it’s sad to watch. She hasn’t been able to eat all weekend and she’s weak and sick. Poor girl.

One cute thing is that we checked her temperature on Friday night and ever since then she’s been voluntarily taking her temperature pretty much constantly (every fifteen minutes) and then calling out the numbers to us. Only, she doesn’t know how to read them, so she’ll call out to us, “moms, it says one and then a zero and then another zero and then a dot and then a two.” Every fifteen minutes. It’s cute and I think it makes her feel more cared for and special when we call back to her and tell her if she has a fever or not.

Hopefully this goes away soon. It’s certainly not fun for anyone involved.


One response to “Stomach Flu Blues

  1. allison-lee says:

    Ugh. Hope everyone else avoids getting it and that T1 is better soon!

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