Oh happiness

Yesterday Boeta stopped vomiting.  He is still not really eating (except for Marmite toast) but he is doing fine.  So just to make sure that we didn’t think it was all over, Carien started vomiting yesterday afternoon.

Yesterday morning Carien told me that there were ants in her tummy.  I figured she was being her old drama queen hypochondriac self and patronised her a bit and forgot about it.  When she didn’t eat at lunch I assumed that she just wasn’t hungry.  It happens.  But then by late afternoon I realised that the “ants” are that rumbly feeling that you get when your stomach is critically upset….

Boeta is so much better at this.  From Friday until yesterday I didn’t have to change his clothes or bedding or anything.  It was just a matter of flushing the toilet or wiping the tile floor.  Since last night I had to change Boeta’s bed (where Carien sleeps with him) twice, our bed (where I ended up spending the night with both kids) twice and half the blankets in our house are currently drying.  Then there are the pillow cases, the couch cushion cases, etc.  This poor child spent her day trailing behind me through the house and laying her head on whatever was available when she came to a halt.  She is not feeling well at all.  And then when the urge to vomit overtakes her she just lies where she is and lets go.  And the more I tell her to aim for the floor, the less she tries.  She is so thirsty but whatever goes in, comes back out with interest.  I’ve tried giving her small sips of rooibos tea (black and bitter), water and Rehydrate (lemon and lime flavour – the only one mostly palatable) throughout the day but nothing stayed in.  She isn’t dehydrating though – I know how to check for that! 😀

Anyway, through all of this I am man-down with a cold.  So I am feeling sorry for myself, Carien is feeling sorry for herself and Boeta is bored out of his skull.

The joys of motherhood.  🙂


6 Responses

  1. Ag moeder ma, ek kan sommer net imagine hoe Carientjie haarself jammer kry. Gee haar ‘n drukkie van my af, maar nie te styf nie…you never know. 🙂

  2. Ai, dit is nie lekker om so te sukkel nie. Gelukkig skyn die son lekker vandag en kan al jou wasgoed droog word.
    En gelukkig is ‘n maagding tydelik! Hoop julle almal voel vinnig beter en dat jul teen die naweek se kant almal weer perdfris en gesond kan wees.

  3. Flat Coke / Pepsi werk goed. Settle mens se maag wonderlik, werk uitstekend om die vloeistof, suiker en noodsaaklike kleurstowwe, sure, preserveermiddels ens. te vervang.

    En minstens smaak dit ongeveer ewe goed in as uit.

  4. AG sterkte man. Oom Jannie, een van die pediaters waarna ons gaan sê altyd – Coke me rehydrate in. Werk regtig wonderlik.

  5. Wow, ek kan maar net my kop knik en se: The joys of motherhood!!! Especially two-children mums!!! It never happens as one isolated issue…everyone has to share in the problem.

    Thinking of you and hoping all is well veeeerrrryy soon.

  6. dont you love gastro. i remember doing 7 loads of washing in 1 day cos of someone losing everything both ends. it was cot bedding, my bedding, spare bed bedding and about 20 sets of clothes.

    good luck. thinking of you

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