Saturday, November 13, 2010

Stomach flu!

We have been very fortunate that in his 3 years Eli has never had the stomach flu...until now. Thursday he started complaining that he had a tummy ache, and that night he threw up ALL over himself, his bed, stuffed animals etc. After a warm shower, while I started cleaning up and doing laundry, we stuck him in bed with us. None of us slept. He never cried, but he said "tummy ache" about every fifteen minutes all night. It has been rough, but he has been a trooper. He only threw up one more time, but has had the runs since. He never left the couch yesterday. He was so sick and miserable he could barely walk. We watched a lot of videos, took two naps, and read him books. That's about all he had the energy for. He has enjoyed drinking his "pink apple juice" aka Pedialyte. He had a low fever all day yesterday. He was still complaining of a tummy ache last night when we went to bed. Once again, no sleep! This time he had an almost 103 fever and was burning up all night. The only way he could even sleep was with his shirt off and a fan on him. Let's just say Brandon and I were freezing! At 2 a.m. I was able to give him a dose of IB profin and it did the trick. His fever broke finally. This morning he still has the runs and a tummy ache, but his energy is coming back and he has eaten a banana, some bread, and a couple crackers. He has wanted to play with Brandon and play a game with me, so we are making progress! We are all wiped out and praying that none of the rest of us get this (especially Cora). Brandon is leading worship this weekend, so I am struggling to stay positive knowing I'm going to be home alone tomorrow wrangling kids on zero energy. This parenting thing is HARD sometimes!

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