Hi it's Carmen! Since I don't always get to say everything I want on the show, here's where I can finish my thoughts without Sean and Skip butting in!
First Stomach Bug
by Carmen Brown,posted Nov 2 2011 1:31PM
Little stomach bug…uhhhhh…even the best moms have a hard time with this one. I have officially experienced the first episode of smelly house…smelly baby (toddler)…and I can not do anything to make it better other than a lot of love and pedialite. It started last Thursday, he threw up every time he would eat…this went on Friday as well…and you know me, I HAVE to go to the doctor for every little thing…better safe than sorry. Doctor checked his ears just to be safe…sent us on our way with official diagnosis ‘stomach bug’. Well, Saturday morning I was sure he was feeling better…nope…then it reversed…you know what I mean. This is the part when you start worrying about dehydration and he looks so helpless. What do you do? Call the nurse on-call of course! She said what I thought she would…stomach virus…it could take up to 7-10 days to pass. WHAT! How could this be…what horrible virus is infecting my little man…can I just spray some Lysol to make it go away? Why is there nothing he can take for this…this is absurd! Well, I know better than that…but if I had a magic wand I would make every baby well just by waving it! He finally ate some food last night for the first time since Thursday. It seemed to stay down for a little while, but not in the clear yet. So, now I’m just waiting and hoping it will go away asap and he can get back to school and finish that hat he was making for me for mother’s day. Wish us luck and crossing my fingers that by mid-week he will be back to his normal silly self.