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Monday, April 1, 2013

One Awful Month

I haven't been able to blog lately. It's been a terrible month for us. It all started on the 10th of March with what we thought was Sean having food poising. He hadn't felt well and left work early. By mid afternoon, he was projectile vomiting. We soon realized it wasn't food poising. Around 1am on the 13th, (which was also Seans' birthday) both Mary and Declan woke up vomiting. Fionn soon followed an hour or so later. So we had three kids laying on the hallway floor, vomiting every 30-60 minutes. This bug was bad too, laying them up for a full day or two. Now let me also mention, Sammy and Declan both had full on chicken pox and the others were in the fever stage of the illness. By mid afternoon on the 15th Sammy caught the bug. He only vomited once and was pretty much better the next morning.

Lizzie woke up at 5am on the 16th with the bug and vomited for about 8 hours straight. She couldn't even eat toast or water that evening. I should also mention, she was suffering with the worst case of chicken pox I had ever seen. She had band aids on her inner thighs from a rash. We didn't know she was allergic to the adhesive on band aids and it caused a horrible inflammation which became a magnet for the chicken pox virus. Her inner thighs had more chicken pox then Sam's entire body, and he had A LOT! She was in a lot of pain with a fever for days. She would vomit every night for three days straight. Just when we thought the vomiting was over, she was at it again the morning of the 19th. That's when we put her on the BRAT diet (bananas, rice, apple sauce and white toast). She has been eating nothing but those items and plain cheeiros for nearly a week without anymore vomiting.

Sam woke up the morning of the 17th not feeling well again. He was as pale as a ghost and just laid in his crib like a slug. He didn't vomit again, but wouldn't let me put him down all day.

Cian made it through his 9th birthday (the 16th) without catching the bug, but the next morning he and Liam were the last to catch it. Liam only vomited once and was pretty much feeling better right away, but Cian felt like crap for most of the day. I finally caught the bug the Cian's birthday. I never actually vomited, but I sure felt like it all day. I was unable to really eat anything for several days. I was just awful.

This was suppose to be a fun week for us. Sean had all week off between jobs. We were going to have two fun birthday parties with barbeque's and even a trip to Disney. Instead we caught off chicken pox and stomach bugs. It doesn't happen often, so I suppose I should count my blessings, but still...

7 comments:

  1. SO sorry to hear this...vomit virus' are always the worst!

    Glad it is over and hope you can raincheck all of your celebrations.

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    1. Thank you Allison. They are the worst. I fear them, with 7 children.

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  2. vomit is the worse

    Praying no more sick come to your family for a long long long time.

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    1. Thank you Christine, unfortunately every time we seem to leave the house, someone gets sick. It's inevitable.

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  3. Oh, I hate the pukes...feeling so sorry for you Arley! You've got all our compassion, that's for sure!

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  4. Hello there! I hopped on over from Christine's and am sure glad I did! I am loving your part of the world here! So very sorry abnout the yucky stuff. Prayers for health for you all! : )

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    1. Bille Jo- Thanks for stopping by my blog! Christine is wonderful, so glad to make a new friend through her!

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