You know you are loved when your 2 year old brings you the throw up bowl, formerly known as the frosting bowl. Puke-ageddon is upon us.
It all started the night of Memorial Day. I returned home from working the Miami HEAT game at 1:30am and stumbled into bed. Two hours later I was startled awake by a screaming toddler choking in a pool of vomit in her bed. This continued for two nights, and along with a fever and persistent cough, we were sent in for a chest x-ray.
Then Thursday at 3:00AM it was my older daughter who woke me. She ran into my room with a hideous bout of the stomach flu that persisted with continuous puking for 9 straight hours. She required anti-vomiting meds, and is much better.
But this weekend unfortunately…it was my turn.
|“Mommy, you throw up now please?”–Emy obsessed with Mommy being sick all weekend.|
Honestly we’ve been lucky that we’ve never been hit with the stomach flu since having kids. Something is going around because a lot of my friends are in throw up hell as well. And since I’m a newbie to vomit-ville (except for wretched morning sickness and after a few Jager shots in college), I thought I’d talk to a pediatrician at one of my favorite parenting websites Bundoo to find out what this is – and how to properly care for my kids.
Oh yeah and me.
suggestions for a speedy recovery.
A big thanks to Dr. Connolly and Stephanie Winans at Bundoo for accommodating my request for an interview so quickly! This has been helpful advice for us this week.
Alternatives to Pedialyte
If you don’t like Pedialyte (full of sugar) or your kids won’t drink it, you can always make your own homemade electrolyte tonic. Just add 1/8 tsp of unrefined salt to 8 ounces of water…and you can add some elderberry syrup for flavor. Also, Mommypotamus has several great flavors and recipes on her site!
And no…I will not be using the throw up bowl when I make frosting in the future. No matter how many times I’ve washed it…it still permeates the smell of puke. Oh the joys of parenthood….