Monday, November 03, 2008

Up and Down with a Sick Kid

Jonah has had some mild diarrhea this weekend. Yesterday, we went to a birthday party that started at his normal nap time. He acted weird the whole time and we thought he was just tired because he didn't get a nap. He acted like he wanted cake but then when we offered it to him he didn't want it. And he went to the car a couple of times wanting to go home. He fell asleep in the car (6 p.m. Standard Time) and we put him to bed when we got him home with a little bird bath before hand - I'm suprised he stayed asleep for that. About 45 minutes later he fell out of bed and woke up crying. He stayed up for a while and ate dinner with us - he actually ate fairly well - corn and fish sticks and fruit. We put him back to bed at 9pm. Kelly checked on him about 11pm and he was sitting up whimpering. On closer inspection, Kelly found that he had thrown up all over himself and his bed. Kelly took Jonah in the bathroom to clean him up and I cleaned up his bed and changed his sheets. About 2am Kelly woke me up saying he needed my help because Jonah had puked again. Kelly took him in the bathroom and discovered it wasn't puke but diarrhea everywhere. So again Kelly cleaned him up while I dealt with his bed - I'll save you all the gory details. We put him in bed again with a sippy cup of water. I checked on him about 30 minutes later and he was sleeping soundly. This morning when he got up he had another diarrhea diaper - this one was a bit more contained, but I still had to strip his bed again. I called the Pediatrician's office this morning and the nurse sounded confident that he had a stomach bug and just said to feed him liquidy, bland foods. He seems fine behavior wise this morning. He keeps asking for food though. Pray that he recovers from this quickly.
Also, Elisabeth had blood in her stool on Friday so they want me to bring her into the Doctor today. I'm confident it's nothing, just a bout of lactose intolerance perhaps, but we want to make sure. It was a dramatic evening but we are all fine. Jonah's watching Sesame Street and we're just keeping everything low key today.

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