Sunday, December 27, 2009

What goes down, must come up.

This Christmas keeps getting merrier and merrier. I have the stomach flu. Actually, we all do, except for possibly Micah. It's hard to tell with him because he always pukes. He seems happy, so that's good. On Christmas night, Cody barfed in his bed. Mike and I were up doing laundry and helping him out at 1:30 a.m. This has been the one thing I have dreaded with fear and trembling about being a parent. I know, it seems crazy, but as I have mentioned previously, I have a terrible fear of barfing. By 8:30 last night, I had broken my nearly six-year streak of not barfing. Just one more week would have put me at the six year mark. I have been terribly sick, but I am better today in that I am able to sit up, and to a small degree, walk around. Sadly, Mike got it this morning, so it has been very difficult to look after the boys. So far, no one has had it as bad as I did, which is good. More than once last night I slept on the bathroom floor because I could not stand up long enough to wash my hands and stumble back to bed. Mike had to give Micah a bottle because I could not feed him. This morning I was able to feed him laying in my bed. I am in the living room now, and just had a small amount of ginger ale, in hopes to quell my hunger pains. I have not eaten in two days other than a small portion of soup and (oops) a small portion of venatarta. Okay, so that was not the most brilliant move. Now I am terribly hungry but way too scared to eat. I'd rather experiment in the morning than now, because I do NOT want to be up in the night tonight.

Then there's Jamie. He barfed last night. Three times I heard him start crying and barfing and three times Mike had to run to his aid, from the living room where he wisely made his bed last night. I was unable to so much as sit up, so I could not help. Poor little Jamie was traumatized, I think. He has been fine all day, but I am scared to feed him too. He has barely eaten today too, but that has been my decision. I do not want him having a night like last night again. Especially now that Mike and I are both battling this. I guess we'll see what happens.

So, this has been a real downer of a Christmas for me. Admittedly, it could be worse. I know more than one person who have lost loved ones around this time of year, and that is infinitely worse than the stomach flu. However, for me this has been the most depressing and torturous Christmas ever. I just want to take my tree down because I don't want to look at it and remember how we missed Christmas this year. Now we just have to make it through this evening and get the boys to bed. Then there will only be Micah to take care of. Hopefully between the two of us we can handle that.

And speaking of Micah, he is now awake, so I will probably have to go get him. I may be back tomorrow, depending on whether things have gotten better or worse. Oh, and on a brief side note, Micah is now officially five months old, as of today. Bye for now.

2 comments:

Songinthenight said...

Sorry to hear you all have had the pukes! Sounds like Mike still has a sense of humour about it all which is good because I know how depressed you must feel & if he was equally depressed, that would make things so much worse. It sounds like that flu is a brutal one in SW Manitoba! It must be bad to make YOU throw up as I know you & I were alike in that regard, not having thrown up much in our lives. The last time I threw up was in 1997 when we used to share a room. Remember that? During a time of fasting no less..that was so strange! I pray God will restore your hope & that the remainder of the holidays will be better. At least you all have each other. Some day - though it feels like such a distant thought right now - you will likely laugh about it all! Sorry if that sounds annoying! I know you're not having fun at the moment. Anyway, I guess I don't really have much to say except that I hope you feel better soon! Thanks for the gift btw. I love it! I have one for you but it is in Rivers...hopefully you'll get there sometime!

Thinking of you!

Songinthenight said...

Sorry to hear you all have had the pukes! Sounds like Mike still has a sense of humour about it all which is good because I know how depressed you must feel & if he was equally depressed, that would make things so much worse. It sounds like that flu is a brutal one in SW Manitoba! It must be bad to make YOU throw up as I know you & I were alike in that regard, not having thrown up much in our lives. The last time I threw up was in 1997 when we used to share a room. Remember that? During a time of fasting no less..that was so strange! I pray God will restore your hope & that the remainder of the holidays will be better. At least you all have each other. Some day - though it feels like such a distant thought right now - you will likely laugh about it all! Sorry if that sounds annoying! I know you're not having fun at the moment. Anyway, I guess I don't really have much to say except that I hope you feel better soon! Thanks for the gift btw. I love it! I have one for you but it is in Rivers...hopefully you'll get there sometime!

Thinking of you!