Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Well, I just had about the worst three days of my life.

On Monday night Bean woke up vomiting around 10:00. Poor little thing was so sad. She felt rotten, and we had a hard time calming her down and getting her back down to sleep. She slept, but not for long, and was up vomiting, crying and wimpering for most of the night. And starting around midnight, Husband was vomiting too, so I was up rocking the Bean and trying not to throw up for pretty much the entire night. From about midnight on, I probably only got about 45 minutes of sleep.

Husband, Bean and I all contracted some sort of vicious flu, and it was terrible. The only thing worse than being sick is being sick while caring for a sick child. I will admit, there were lots of times when I felt so run down I could barely find the will to care for the Bean. But I knew no matter how bad I was feeling, she probably had it worse.

Her vomiting stopped yesterday afternoon, but this morning she was running a high fever, so we took her into the doctors office. She had a double ear infection too! Since she was still having diarrhea, they gave her an antibiotic shot instead of oral antibiotics, and the Bean just cried and cried.

It's been really hard, because I have just felt so run down and nauseous, and the Bean has been so sad and sick. I haven't eaten anything but saltines for the past few days, and I've been struggling to stay hydrated (while breastfeeding!).

But it seems the worst has past. The Bean seemed tired but better this afternoon, and I'm about to try eating some soup.

To cap it all off, I was scheduled to give lab meeting tomorrow, but had to ask my boss to postpone it because there was no way for me to be ready in time. So I feel like a schmuck.


EcoGeoFemme said...

You're not a schmuck if you (and your family) are sick. Lab group will get over it. That's that.

I hope you all get better soon.

Jane said...

Oh no! Feel better soon (all of you).

And, you're definitely not a schmuck!

The bean-mom said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear you and your family were so sick! I hope you are all relaxing and feeling better by the time you read this...
(Can I join the chorus? You're not a schmuck!)

Day ByDay said...

Oh dear! It's hard enough when the little ones are sick, but to have the whole family sick at the same time is just awful! Glad Bean is on the mend - hope you and the hubby feel better real soon too!!

Ardel said...

dude, hope the family has rallied and you can still come out and play this weekend.