Saturday, January 23, 2010

Gastroentertis

Wow...the past few days have kinda been a blur. First Luke had two days of strange bowel movements. I really didn't think too much of it because he was eating fine and acting normal and he's been chewing on his hands so I'm figuring it was due to teething. Taylor's was getting all 4 molars and another tooth at once so I thought the same thing with her although she usually has the opposite problem and I'd been giving her Benefiber. Taylor had a few days of it and then it got really bad. SEVERE diarrhea. I've never seen anything like it. The poor girl. After the last full breakfast she ate I heard her go from across the room. She had it up her entire back...through a onsie and it covered her legs and filled her socks. She had this severe diarrhea for 2 days. I took her to the doctor and he said this intestinal virus has been going around and his family had it too. Nick was up one night with it right before Taylor's got worse. Then it went from that to throwing up. Now we're to the point that she's eating lots of cheerios, Pedialyte, bread and I just tried giving her some bananas and a little plain chicken which I hope stay down. She was so miserable yesterday, she just wanted to be held all day. When she was ready to throw up she'd hold onto me really tight. I went through some serious laundry the past few days. I learned that 2 diapers helped but didn't stop the blow outs...wearing PJ's seemed easier and I eventually learned how to use towels to catch puke...and get her into a towel filled pack and play. She got me a few times but we got better at it. I hated seeing her so sick. :( Luke was NOT happy about her getting extra baths...he stomped and screamed about it. lol He did however love the constant snacking of cheerios. The stinker would hold his bowl up into the air when it was empty and say...O's PEEZ! lol Luke did not like sleeping in their room without Taylor. We all cuddled on the couch and read lots of books. Taylor didn't want me to put her down at all except for her to go pick another book when she felt good enough. Cuddling with her was worth being puked on. :) Praying this is on the up swing now. It's crazy how I didn't get it at all, Nick had a night of it, Luke had a mild 2 days and poor Taylor had 2 mild days and 4 terrible days. Doctor said some kids hold onto it for 2 weeks. NO THANKS!

5 comments:

Steph said...

Oh no poor babies and poor mama! Hope that Taylor's stomach bug goes away soon.

Campbell Family of 5 said...

Oh No! I hope everyone is feeling better soon!!

Annie said...

Oh no, poor babies. Hope they feel better soon.

Amy said...

Wow Robin, that is the pits. Praying against the stomach flu right now for you guys...and that we stay clear of it as well. It can be so hard to keep them hydrated when they are that sick, and so little. Poor Taylor. God speed, and prayers to you guys!

Joan said...

Hope your little duo feels better soon!