Monday, October 4, 2010

Sick Day


This picture was taken about 20 minutes ago.  This scene is a vast improvement over Saturday night-Sunday morning,, which began with the chilling words "I just threw up - in my sleep" called weakly and tearily down the stairs to where Hubby and I were sitting on the couch watching a movie.  Hubby took the worse of the two clean-up tasks, taking care of her bed and its various casualties (there were several of the Stuffed Animal variety) while I took care of getting Kiddo cleaned up and tucked into bed in the guest room.  Once everything was all squared away, we returned to our movie, though with a few more cases of Filmus Interruptus due to Vomitus Childus, I'm left wondering if I've judged Paul Blart, Mall Cop a bit unfairly...

The Vomitus Childus continued throughout the night, I think six times in all.  A bleary-eyed call to the pediatrician Sunday morning confirmed that yes, there is a bad stomach bug going around, with the silver lining that it has been lasting no more than 24-36 hours.  (I, of course, instantly suspected our old enemy, strep throat, as Kiddo has proven especially susceptible to strep over the years and for her, strep = major barfage.)  We stayed in yesterday, watching Annie and E.T. while snuggled on the couch, and yes, I cried while watching E.T. as I always do.  It's this scene that gets me every time:

 
(I'm a bit misty-eyed just looking at that still photo.  Yeesh.)

So, here we are today, Kiddo home and tucked in on the couch, both in our jammies, with the fire crackling and a pile of books by our sides.  My schedule for the day had to be rearranged - I had meetings to attend and errands I was intending to run - but such is life, right?  I can think of worse ways to spend a dreary Monday, anyhow.  Well, so long as we don't get another round of Vomitus Childus that is.......

6 comments:

Ronnica said...

Hope she gets to feeling better ASAP, though I must admit that picture looks nice and cozy!

Creative Junkie said...

Awww, poor thing. Hope she bounces back super quick!

Dani G said...

Sick kiddies are so sad. Hoping she feels better soon and that no one else in the house gets it!

Illness can through so many other things off in our kids. My bird gets extra stimmy or even hyper when she's sick. It can get kinda confusing. Blogged about it recently, actually.

Get well soon, Kiddo!!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

When I get sick will you come over and take care of me. You set it up GOOOOOOOD

Ash said...

Wow - I'm thinking I would lick the floor of a public restroom just to get that treatment. Nice job, mama.

Sorry about the barfing. The worst. Hope she's right as rain today and back to school, for both your sakes.

tulpen said...

Oh. I am that sick today, but not puking, just really stuffed up and achy and miserable. Can I come park my ass on your couch and let you be my Mommy?