Friday, January 30, 2009

Stomach Bug 3, Fieryboots Family 0

Remember how I thought R was maybe coming down with something the other night? Well, I was right! Apparently, R had a very mild touch of a stomach bug that was then passed onto A on Wednesday night with a vengeance. And, 13 hours later, it got me.

Now, more than a day later, I have to laugh about the whole thing. First of all, whenever I'm really sick, my recuperation and care includes a 4-year-old jumping on me and poking me every few minutes. That was last night. So, I was never more thankful than today that R had school. It gave me time to actually sleep and rest.

Then, last night, while A was putting R to bed, I forced myself to get up and set up the VCR to tape The Office (because A was going to miss it). Two minutes before the show was going to start, the TV flashed bright red and then the picture disappeared. Forever. So no TV for the sickees. Instead, I went to bed by 10, which of course is what I should have done anyway. And, even though I was entertaining thoughts of never getting another one, A is planning to go TV shopping tonight. :-)

At 3am, I woke up because R was crying and coughing terribly. I went into his room to comfort him and told him that I'd get him some cough medicine and be right back. I headed downstairs and pulled the medicine out of the cabinet. Then, it hit me. Nausea, dizziness, ears ringing. I've fainted a few times in my life, and I know the feeling all too well. I poured R's cough syrup into the little cup, but then had to slump down at the kitchen table. I was too weak to call out for A, but I knew I had to do something because R was going to start crying again any minute. After a few minutes, I got myself over to the bottom of the stairs and called for A. No response. I called two more times and got no answer. So I started up the stairs. And, then I fainted. The sound of my body hitting the stairs woke A up. He asked if I was okay, but I couldn't speak. All I could think about was the fact that I had spilled grape cough syrup all over the place. Then, R started crying again and, when A tried to help him, he flipped out. Eventually, I made my way to the futon downstairs, told A to let R come sleep with me so he would calm down (which he did), and A cleaned up the cough syrup. Fun for the whole family! The ridiculousness of it all is cracking me up now.

On the bright side: I had a whole day to myself today to sleep, read, call my mom, and watch episodes of The Office online. And, I've probably lost a few pounds from not eating for a day and a half.

I hope this bug doesn't visit any of you. It's a doozy! I'm sending you all healthy vibes.

Happy Weekend!


Martha said...

I'm sorry to hear you were sick. Fainting on the stairs sounds rather risky, I'm glad you didn't fall down them. I haven't had a stomach bug in years. Don't even want to think about it.

Wanda said...

Being sick is awful. Fainting is so scary. I have had the experience a couple of times.

It so fearful for children to see Mommy in was good he could sleep with you and feel your comfort.

Hope everyone is well again soon!

sandwhichisthere said...

I hope that you and your family feel better soon. If I remember correctly, flat coca-cola was involved in the treatment for stomach flu. It doesn't help but it doesn't hurt either and controls the throwing up. Rest and plenty of fluids are necessary and flat soda was the only liquid that would stay down,

Kansas Bob said...

Hope you are feeling better.. I hate it when I am sick!

LEstes65 said...

Oh my! I'm so glad you're all feeling better. And I'm sl glad your spill on the stairs (and I mean YOU, not the meds) wasn't worse. I'm glad you weren't at the top of those stairs when you passed out.

Please tell A thank you for those of us that can't be there to help. He is a good man.

Greg C said...

I want to lose some more weight but not that bad. Sorry you all got sick but on the bright side you all got through it all at once.

sandwhichisthere said...

I was pleased that you used the word doozy. If Rix and Alan ever want to see a real doozy, take them to Heritage Plantation. They have one in the round barn. As I remember, it is a green one. Not only that, you get to stop at Marshlands. A little further on is Greenbriar. Sandwich, a wonderful town. Eat at Marshlands first as Heritage Plantation has only investment grade, grade E food,
P.S. Sandwich is probably worth an overnight stay. There is the Thornton Burgess Museum, remember the Merry Little Breezes, the Sandwich Glass Museum, Greenbriar, Hertage Plantation, Marshlands, genuflect before entering, the glass blowing shop, and the tea shop on the hill above the town center's pond. Cakes and soups and scones with clotted cream, Ummmmm! The carrot soup is worth the trip if the tea house is still there. I have not been there in many years.