Sick Days

This past week has been a struggle for our little family. Before I go any further I just want to warn readers that if you don’t have a strong stomach you might want to skip this post. It isn’t too descriptive, but just in case.

It all started when Owen woke up Wednesday night crying with a dinner deposit in his crib. After we got him and his crib cleaned up he slept through the night and seemed to be feeling alright the next morning. So we figured that maybe something he ate that day just didn’t agree with him, but then a little later that morning I got the call from daycare that he wasn’t feeling well and that a stomach bug was going around – just what you want to hear when you get called away from work :/.

I picked up Owen, and he got sick in the car on the way home. I could tell what he ate that morning by reading my carseat (rather than the sheet that daycare provides) – Ugh. Once I got him cleaned up I put him back in his crib where he napped on and off pretty much the rest of the day. Surprisingly he still continued to smile and eat, and he never showed signs of a fever. Later that evening he did get sick in the crib again so we decided to keep him home from daycare on Friday. Throughout the weekend he got worse, and he eventually got both of us sick too. Ours only lasted 24 hours, but he is still sick 5 days later. We took him to the doctor yesterday where the doctor told us that we are doing all that we can for now, and that if he continued to vomit the next day or two then we should take a urine sample to check for a possible infection. Though I had hoped to avoid the at-home infant urine sample, we decided give it a try after he vomited again today. Perhaps that’s a story for another time.

On a happier note, I saw that a tooth had finally poked through his bottom gum last night.


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