Saturday, August 17, 2013

Puny Boy

This boy has been pretty puny since Thursday night after getting four immunization shots earlier that afternoon. His fever has ranged from 99 to 102, but I know fever is common after shots, so I haven't been too worried about that. But then this morning at 3:00, he came wandering into our bedroom saying he was really thirsty. I pulled him up on our bed and went to the kitchen to get a sippy cup of water. He took a good drink, then we both laid down so I could scratch his back a minute. He felt warm, and I was about to go get some Tylenol when out of nowhere he sat up and proceeded to puke all over our bed. It was a lot, people. Mike, who was sound asleep, had superhuman reflexes and jumped out of bed narrowly escaping the foul liquid. The next hour consisted of stripping the bed, washing the sheets and bathing the sick boy. Finally we were all back in bed, and we slept soundly until 7:30 or so. Thinking the worst was over, and hoping it was a one time event, we got ready to take the girls to a birthday party. We stopped by Target on the way to pick up a gift (shame on me for waiting until the last minute), and while we were walking up to the registers to check out, Lucas decided to puke again all over my foot and the floor. Thankfully a lady took pity on me and went to grab an employee who sprinkled that funny white "sand" to soak it all up. I was on my own with my foot though. Throw up in your shoe? It's gross if you were wondering. We quickly left and I dropped the girls off at their party. This afternoon Lucas has been alternating between sleeping and waking up to throw up. All he has been ingesting is water, and it is just coming back up. He just can't keep anything down. If he is still vomiting tomorrow, I might take him to an after hours clinic. Here's my question--is this related to his immunization (MMR, DPT, Chicken pox and polio) or a separate virus he picked up? This is one of those times I wish I could call my mom. Hoping he feels better tomorrow! 

7 comments:

affectioknit said...

Oh...bless his heart...I hope he feels better soon...

~Have a lovely day!

Maria Rose said...

Poor guy!

Lisa said...

Ped's office is a great place for kids to spread germs, even if they have separate sick and well waiting rooms. It's probably just a bug.

Tanda Maguire said...

Hey Emily! I read this post yesterday and prayed for Lucas several times then last night I had a dream I was holding a very sick Lucas while Mike was giving me a tattoo!! Thought I would check in a see how he was feeling today?

Emily said...

Thank you so much, Tanda! Your dream made me laugh. Not about a very sick Lucas, but about Mike giving you a tattoo! Yesterday he also developed pink eye and felt miserable, but managed to not throw up which is good. We started eye drops last night and today he woke up fever free, ready to eat again, and his eyes look slightly better. We'll keep up the drops and I feel like he'll be back to his old self soon. :)

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Ashley said...

I'm glad he's on the mend. It seems every year when school starts Grant gets sick within a week. He had a tummy bug as well last weekend. Poor guys! Hang in there. Puke in the bed is a nightmare!