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Sickness… Lessons Learned

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February 25, 2015

Ya’ll, they say when it rains, it pours, and this week has been one for the books… and by books, I mean a book I hope to never open again. I’m a positive person, but this one took the life out of me and Jeff and our little family and we are just now starting to get back to our “normal”.

Long story short, Carson had stomach issues the latter part of the week (the p&*p word that no one likes to say if you catch my drift). We thought we had it under control, which was good, and then Friday night, the walls came crashing down when Caroline started throwing up around 10:30PM. We immediately put her in the bath, washed her and put her in bed with us, only for her to continue doing so the entire night, Saturday, Sunday, and then just as we thought she was getting better, she started again Monday morning. And this was when I realized there is truly NOTHING worse than seeing your child sick and knowing there isn’t anything you can do to fix it… pitiful. For those families who have to endure worse, my sincerest apologies go out to you indeed, because I’m not sure I could handle it… it’s heart wrenching.

Add in the fact that we had snow everywhere and couldn’t get out of the house to take Carson to the doctor Saturday morning (props to Uncle Aaron for saving the day!) then add in a mommy who get the same bug then you have a recipe for disaster… I can’t make this stuff up! Needless to say, it’s been a rough patch and the current state of our house in shambles doesn’t help our situation. We did have some assistance when Mimi and Pappy came to kidnap Carson on Sunday to get her out of this and keep her healthy… thank you again for family saving the day, per usual ;).

Anyways, I am here today “checking in”, and hoping by Friday my regular posting will be back to normal. Behind in work, behind in blogging, behind in everything it seems… but getting my family healthy is the most important thing so I hope you’ll understand. If I owe you an email, phone call, text, or deadline, I haven’t forgotten I promise!! Just taking longer than expected.

And P.S. here are a few lessons learned from this whole escapade about necessities I need to make sure are stocked for these types of episodes:

  1. Kelly-Belly says:

    Glad y'all are feeling better. My husband and I each got it a few weeks ago, but fortunately the kids didn't. 🙂 Hang in there!

  2. Meghan says:

    Being sick sucks! The stomach bug made its way through our whole house a few weeks ago… No fun! Glad to hear you guys are starting to feel better!

  3. Simply LKJ says:

    So sorry to hear you all were sick. My oldest got it yesterday from her students. Praying all are better soon!

  4. Christy says:

    Oh no! Praying you all get better soon.

  5. Tess says:

    Absolute hell, but it sounds like you are on the other side of it. Hang in there mama!

  6. Oh no!!! Sick babies are the worst and it's even harder when you're sick yourself! Hope everyone feels better soon! http://www.chasingdreamsandcatchinglife.blogspot.com

  7. Dakota Boyle says:

    Moms..listen up..never ever give Gatorade to a sick child or anytime for that matter! It is a huge misconception that it is loaded with electrolytes. It is loaded with tons of sugar and terrible color dies and chemicals! Nothing could be worse. And when they are sick, they certainly aren't brushing there teeth as much. It sits on there teeth and the amount of sugar is very upsetting to a sick child's stomach. Stick with Pedialyte. Educate yourselves on line! Terrible crap for your kids. Never let them drink it, sick or healthy!

    • wait a minute, not sure i made myself clear here… the gatorade wasn't for my kids.. it was for ME! i have been battling the same bug as the girls so i stocked that up for myself 🙂 and yes, we stick to pedialyte as well as all the other recommendations directed by our pediatrician

  8. rachel says:

    You are truly are rockstar my friend! I don't know how you do it all and I'm just so sorry you and your poor babe were sick. Glad you all are on the mend! Now take a day to sip some bubbly and soak in the bubble!

  9. Jo says:

    oh gosh, we had that Valentine's weekend and FORTUNATELY, our babe didn't catch it. It was when we were getting the snow as well. Ugh. So glad everyone's on the mend, you'll so appreciate your next healthy weekend, I know we did this past weekend!!

  10. i'm currently fighting a cold too! hang in there mama!

  11. ugh being sick is the pits! im glad you are feeling better. xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  12. Lea says:

    Oh, bless your heart! My daughter, her husband and 6 yr old son all shared a horrible stomach virus for 2 weeks. They all thought they were going to die. Her little boy said he was ready to go meet Jesus. Broke my heart! Hopefully you and yours are on the up and up now.

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