Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Very sick Cody.

I wish I had good news today, but I'm afraid I do not. My newly six year old is very, very sick. That's right, the stomach ache that Cody started yesterday with has turned into something very horrible. He has been violently ill for more than 24 hours and he is still miserable and in a lot of pain. He threw up at least twelve times yesterday, and it was coming out the other end just as often. I did nothing but laundry all day and he still ran out of clothes to wear. Today, he has not thrown up yet, but his mouth and throat and stomach are all in pain. I am assuming his throat hurts from all the throwing up he did yesterday. He has no fever, which is good, but wow. I am wondering how much longer this could possibly last. The other two are still okay, though Jamie is very, very grouchy these days so I am kind of guessing he is next. I really, really hope not. Cody is missing school today and will likely miss Thursday too, which means he gets a two week spring break, I guess, seeing his school is only every second day. That's okay. There is no way I will send him unless he is completely back to normal and eating properly and feeling strong. I think it's going to take several days for that to happen after the amount of fluids he has lost in such a short time. He still has the runs today, though I don't know how that's possible because his system is so completely empty. If his stomach ache eases later I might let him sit outside for a bit of fresh air. We'll see. I hope it goes away. This morning he said to me, in tears, "This is the worst day of my life." (Who says boys can't be dramatic?)

I feel somewhat helpless as the mother. I can sympathize with him, but I can't take away his pain. I wish I could. I wish I could make him feel better, but I can't. All I can do is make sure his needs are met and pray for him. He slept most of the morning, which was good, and then he had a bath in hopes it would ease his stomach pain. It didn't. Now he is wrapped in a quilt on the couch watching some TV, with is pail nearby. I hope this won't last the rest of the day. I feel so bad for him.

I have no other updates to give. I hope tomorrow I will have good news. For now, I will continue trying to help Cody and trying to protect the other two from getting this.

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