Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Stomach gurgles


Naomi caught a case of the stomach gurgles. It's no fun being sick, but it's distressing to see your child sick and not being able to explain why it's happening or what's going on. Or that there's no medicine to help.

Naomi appeared in our bedroom Monday morning around 2:00 am and spent the majority of Monday throwing up and having other unpleasant symptoms. She threw up 10 times between 2 AM and 10 AM, so we were worried about her being dehydrated. She was able to start eating popsicles and Gatorade mid-day, and it was all uphill from there. We have our chipper little girl back this morning! Unfortunately, she was hopping around at 5 AM, and I wasn't ready for such exuberance at that hour...

Two items of note:

1. While in the waiting room at the doctor's office, in one shot Naomi threw up all over me, the check in counter, my wallet, cell phone, and straight into the opening of the diaper bag. Everything I pulled out of the bag afterwards was covered in goo.

2. I understood what my parents felt like being literally covered in my throw up. However, despite their knowledge of my extreme motion sickness issues, they continued to stick me in a car and drive to places like Iowa and California. So they at least knew to expect it.

(Picture above is a random one, not one while Naomi was sick. We were too busy wiping the vomit from everything to take pictures!)

4 comments:

Jeff and Elise McGee said...

Poor Naomi! And poor Valerie! I'm not sure who I feel worse for :)

Angie said...

Oh so sad! Glad she is feeling better, and that you got all cleaned up...

Samantha & Tyrel Ross said...

So sorry. Cooper had it two. In like the first 2 hours he was up he threw up 5 times. And luckily the 1st time he threw up I was right by the sink and caught it in there. And unlucky for me I got it from him a few days after my c-section, but luckily my mom helped out and I didn't move so I was able to keep from throwing up. Yucky flu bug!!

Angie said...

I remember taking what I thought were two healthy boys for one of Jensen's well checks. While we were checking in Carter threw up all over the waiting room, finishing as a nurse rushed a trash can over to us. They rushed us back assuming he was the kid the doctor was seeing.