Sunday, July 8, 2012

Ewe!!!!! is it the flu in the summer?

Without taking pictures of my children who have sworn me to privacy in this area today. This is our family timeline of events for the day.

12:10 a.m. I am baking bread for the yard sale that took place today and kids are watching a late night movie. First kiddo  is offered a sample of the last batch bread. " No thank you my stomach is weird"
I should have been like........

But noooooo,  I say "bummer. "

1:00 a.m. movie is over and first kiddo says " I don't feel good." I say "I'm sorry, it's been a long day and it's late go to bed your probably just tired." "goodnight."

1:20 a.m. I hear first kiddo rummaging through the large bowels in the kitchen. I say "honey are you OK? " The light clicks on in my head, Ut Oh we may be having a problem here. First kiddo says " I think I gonna get sick." I stop what I am doing and put the first kiddo back to bed.

2:10 a.m. I hear that familiar sound that all parents hate to hear.  Oh no... it is happening. So I get the first kiddo all cleaned up and tucked in bed. Pray over them and decide to hit the sack.

4:45 a.m. My door opens " mom, I have been getting sick every thirty minutes and other things, I can not stop." " I hurt." I get up and comfort them, cause no matter their age or that they might be taller then you, the minute they are sick they become your little toddler all over again.  They want their mama. They want to be in your bed, they want you to rub their back, they want you to hold them and take care of the things you really don't want to take care of. But as a mama you just do that for them cause they are yours and you love them.

5:30 a.m. I decide they need some medical help to get this turned around. So off to the ER we go.

6:00 a.m. We are in a room telling the Dr. "No, no one else in the house has been sick." Some labs are drawn and an IV is hooked up which they affectionately named Mr. Drippy.

7:00 a.m. I am texting my sister in law who was at this point setting up the yard sale. I fill her in on what is going on. This is what I receive back in the text from her. Her kiddo that spent the night with us last night is now vomiting and other things. And my kiddo number two is not feeling so great.  Uggggg! So I tell the nurse "uuuhhh guess what?" "I just heard that two other kids who have been spending a great deal of time all together the past week just woke up and are showing the same problem."

1045 a.m. We are released from the ER with the diagnose STOMACH FLU. Yeah, I kinda figured that one out by now. But it is all good kiddo number one has it really bad. They continued on throughout the day to be sick. So that IV Mr Drippy was needed.

As far as the other two kids effected by this. My sister in laws kiddo spent the day quiet and taking it easy no further sickness throughout the day. My kiddo number two never did get sick they just felt like they were going to. They did however spike a fever of 101.3 and have a bad headache. So, do you suppose that when someone places these particular items on the conveyor belt at the grocery store the clerk is thinking hummm?................ I know what's going on in her house.

       And then reaches for the hand sanitizer when you walk away from their line? Just saying.

So, I am here to say just because it is July and 100 plus degree outside these little guys still exist.

So please remind your little kiddos to do a lot of this................................

Then they will feel like this.........................................

And this..............................................................

So, there is the latest update on what we have been up to. And I did it without letting the cat out of the bag on who was sick. Both kiddos are tucked in bed and resting peacefully ( kiddo number one is in mine).  Love you guys, and I hope you feel better soon. Praying the rest of us do not get it.


  1. It seems like there is a lot of sickness going around this summer! ):
    We had 4 people call in sick at my work due to having the flu, and then i've some how managed to get a double ear infection at 18, so there must just be some crazy germs going around!
    I hope your kiddos are getting better! Praying that no one else gets sick ):
    God Bless~

  2. Thank you so much. Yes, they are doing so much better today. One is back to normal except just a little tired. The other has managed to keep Jello, Gatorade, popsicles and crackers down all day! Tomorrow they will try something more filling! I hope your ear infection has resolved and you are healthy again. Thanks for the concern.