I swear that my husband and my child have been consecutively sick for almost six months with perhaps a few days of healthy scattered here and there.
Will woke up this morning acting "off." He is still getting over the fever and cough he had three weeks ago, so I checked his temperature and it was normal, but I could tell he wasn't feeling well. He asked for milk, so I gave him some. He was extremely cuddly and needy as we got ready for our day. I had lots of errands planned for us and he seemed happy to go.
He stood in our front hall, completely dressed, I turned on the alarm and he said in a funny voice, "Mommy?"
And then proceeded to throw up every drop of milk he had consumed. He was covered from coat to shoe. He looked at me with woeful eyes and said, "Uh oh."
I knelt down next to him and said, "Oh, poor baby. You are sick, huh?"
And was rewarded with another upchuck. He started crying and pointing to the mess, saying, "Oh, dear."
I told him "Mama fix it" and stripped him to his diaper. I wiped his face and hands with a warm washcloth and put him on the couch, draped in a large towel. Fortunately, our front hallway is tiled, so it was a relatively easy cleanup as far as these things go.
A few minutes later, I realized that his problems were not just on the upper end of his digestive track, if you know what I mean. So much for the towel I put over him. I am now five loads of laundry into this situation, with no end in sight. He is drinking lots of fluids, so I am not too worried about dehydration, but I just feel so bad for the little guy. He is sick every week it seems.
Of course, M has yet another respiratory infection, or the same one that just cleared up after a 2 week round of antibiotics. He went to work today, but I see the weekend being just one big giant sick fest. I'm just hoping to escape it, especially the stomach flu.
Oh, summer, where are you? It seems as if the only way off of this carousel of sick will be the end of the nasty cold and flu season. Unfortunately, we probably have a good month or more to go.