Sunday, February 24, 2008

Sickness, Sickness, Stay Away!

I mentioned in last night's post that Ruthi wasn't feeling well. She was a bit stuffy yesterday. Last night, she woke up and she was burning up. According to the thermometer, she didn't actually have a fever, but her cheeks were flushed and her skin was hot. Her nose was all stuffed up, and she just didn't feel well. So I gave her some Sudafed and some Tylenol. Within a couple of hours, her skin was cool to the touch. I'm not convinced the thermometer is accurate! Other than a bit of restlessness, she slept pretty well.

Chip woke me up around 8 this morning and asked if we were going to Church. I told him Ruthi wasn't feeling to well and I thought we should stay home. And it's a good thing we did.

A little while ago, She and I were sitting right here at the computer, snuggled under some blankets. She was chewing up her vitamin when all of a sudden she vomited all over us.

I sat there for a few seconds, paralyzed, trying to figure out my course of action. Then I did what I thought was best. I yelled, "HELP" loud enough for Chip to hear me. Then, "Could you bring me a towel?"

I decided the best thing was to strip us both down right there. And I was holding my breath, hoping CJ wasn't going to walk through the door with his friend. I mean, it would be bad enough to scar my own son, but the neighbor's son too? Yeah, that would not be good.

I left the putrid pile of clothes and blankets in the floor and hit the shower. I couldn't run the washer while we were in the shower anyway, seeing how they were going to need to be washed in hot water. And I didn't want a cold shower!

Anyway, we are now all clean and the clothes and blankets are washing as I type.

I really hope this episode was just due to her being congested and all of that stuff coming up. She doesn't sound congested now, so hopefully the worst is over. However, I'm afraid to give her much to eat for fear that it may come back up. I am very grateful that the only thing she had consumed this morning was her milk and a couple of bites of a cereal bar.

And truth be be told, my stomach doesn't feel to well at the moment. I am so hoping this isn't the start of something worse!


  1. Oh no, the poor little sweetheart! I hope you're right, and that's the end of it all! For everyone's sake.

  2. this is awful! maybe just some flavored ice chips until it is all gone away!

    get well soon!!!

  3. Ohhhh there is nothing worse than throw up. Especially in little one's who can't make it to the bathroom in time. I SOOOO feel for you today. Sending you tons of hugs!! I hope you don't catch it!!!

  4. Oh no! I hope you are all feeling O.K. and have had a vomit free couple of days.

  5. there is so much stuff going around--really nasty. I hope she's feeling better soon!


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