Lucas has been dealing with a stomach bug this week. Seeing your child sick, looking up at you after he just threw up wanting you to make it better, is so heartbreaking. Trying to take care of a baby who is sick and wanting mommy to hold him most of the time is extremely difficult when you have a double ear infection and feel like poo!! I found out Monday that I felt so crappy Mother's Day because I had a double ear infection, which I'm still dealing with. This has obviously left me at feeling less than 100%. When you have a sick baby in one arm and a healthy baby that is crying for attention tugging on the other, you need to be 100%. I am so thankful that my MIL was able to come help me out this week. I'm not sure what kind of condition any of us would be in if I'd not had the help!
Tuesday morning James let me stay in bed while he made bottles and got the boys up only to find Lucas covered in dry formula that he thew up in the middle of the night. Unexpected bath time! James ended up taking him to the dr after he threw up again. It was determined to be a stomach bug and we'd have to just wait it out, unless he developed a fever or got worse. Guess what? It got worse. I spoke to the dr's office Thursday and was told as long as he had 1 good wet diaper in 8 hours, that was good. The nurse said to cut his feedings by half the amount and feed him twice as often so we weren't putting too much on his stomach at once. She also told me to avoid Pedialyte and stick to formula only. I don't know about you, but when I'm sick I stay far away from milk. I listened however. Bad call. Vomiting continued and he didn't have a single wet diaper within their 8 hour time frame. Made an appointment and went back to the doc today. She said he wasn't a "send to the hospital right now" case but if we didn't get some fluids in him soon, he would be. She said to give only water and/or Pedialyte for 24 hours and see if that helps. We also got a Rx for Zofran in case he vomited again. Thankfully, from 11:30am until now, 10:58pm Lucas has not thrown up. We've given him sips of water to keep him hydrated and he did have a good wet diaper. He wasn't very interested in the Pedialyte, though. I'm praying that he's getting some relief from that awful nauseous feeling and also that Ethan won't come down sick too. People keep telling me it's inevitable but I'm hoping to prove them wrong :)
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