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 May 10 2010 7:29AM
Little stomach bugâ€¦uhhhhhâ€¦even the best moms have a hard time with this one. I have officially experienced the first episode of smelly houseâ€¦smelly baby (toddler)â€¦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 eatâ€¦this went on Friday as wellâ€¦and you know me, I HAVE to go to the doctor for every little thingâ€¦better safe than sorry. Doctor checked his ears just to be safeâ€¦sent us on our way with official diagnosis â€˜stomach bugâ€™. Well, Saturday morning I was sure he was feeling betterâ€¦nopeâ€¦then it reversedâ€¦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 wouldâ€¦stomach virusâ€¦it could take up to 7-10 days to pass. WHAT! How could this beâ€¦what horrible virus is infecting my little manâ€¦can I just spray some Lysol to make it go away? Why is there nothing he can take for thisâ€¦this is absurd! Well, I know better than thatâ€¦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 Iâ€™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 motherâ€™s day. Wish us luck and crossing my fingers that by mid-week he will be back to his normal silly self.