Tuesday, September 11, 2012

My Sickling

On Thursday we had a sick baby. And I don't mean of the runny nose kind. 
Mike didn't have to be into work until 1:30 and I had an appointment at 10:15 so I was getting ready to head out the door at 9:40 but Ellie was being fussy and wanted up so I picked her up to give her a smooch good-bye.
First mistake.
 A few seconds after she was in my arms she projectile vomited all over me, the couch, and the floor. Twice. 
So after I stripped her down and changed my clothes I left and Mike won the prize of cleaning up the gigantic mess. She has thrown up before and then been fine so I figured it was just a fluke. ha!
Once I got home and after he left for work Ellie was being super snugly so we just sat on the couch and watched some "Micka Mouse". I wanted to keep her mellow and sitting in one place and this was the only way to do it. 

I tried to put her down for a nap around 2:00 but she didn't want me to leaver he in her crib so I told her that she could take a nap in Mommy's bed but she had to sleep. I didn't have very high hopes because she NEVER sleeps when we bring her in there but in less than 5 minutes she was O.U.T. I dozed for about 45 minutes and then I just laid in bed and played on my DS while she slept. She was out until 5:00!! This girl never sleeps that long. Her naps are usually only an hour long. 

Homegirl took OVER the bed!!

I figured once she woke up she would be feeling better so I brought her back out to watch some more "Micka Mouse" and fed her a few crackers. 2 seconds later she was fussing and threw up all over me again. Poor girl. I cleaned up the mess, put her in the bath and let her play for about a half hour or so. Once she was in bed she slept through the night and I assumed she would be a-ok in the morning. (You know you have watched too much Mickey Mouse when you are singing yourself to sleep with the hot-dog song.)
Wrong again.
I gave her some toast for breakfast on Friday and she couldn't keep that down so I made an appointment for the Dr's. While we waited for her appointment we watched a little more "Micka Mouse" and she was sitting on the couch and then just flopped over and cashed out. I don't think in her 21 months of life she has EVER fallen asleep on the couch. 
We used towels for "blankets" for obvious reasons
In the office's lobby she was saying she wanted a (s)nack so I figured that meant she was feeling better if she wanted to eat. I gave her a plum organics pouch and less than a minute later it all came back up again.The Dr. said it was just a bug and to keep an eye out for dehydration because she couldn't keep anything down. She suggested Pedialyte but we later found out that was a bad idea because Ellie would just chug it and you guessed it-couldn't keep it down. She took a short little nap and I packed to head up north for my BFFs bachelorette bash. I felt so bad leaving my little sicking but I knew that she would be fine with Mike. I called him a little after we left and she said she was doing ok but kept saying "Mommy. Where's Mommy." It broke my heart. He said she was asking for me on Saturday morning too. She's so sweet. 
We had made plans with my mom to watch Ellie on Saturday but told her that it didn't ;look like it was going to happen because it wasn't looking like she was going to get better any time soon. I felt really bad because I know how much she was looking forward to it so when Ellie woke up Saturday and was able to keep everything down she went to my moms for the afternoon...after daddy took her to Olive Garden for lunch of course! I was so happy to hear that she was doing better and it let me relax enough to enjoy the weekend. 
All better. And sporting her new converse kicks. Man she looks like her daddy here.

Seeing Ellie sick broke my heart. I just felt so bad for her. A 21 month old doesn't understand what's happening when they're throwing up and I can just imagine how much it freaked her out. I am so glad that she is feeling better and I am seriously contemplating wrapping her up in a bubble so we NEVER have to deal with that again!!

So now we I get the fun job of breaking her from thinking she gets to watch "Micka Mouse" all day. 
Oh Joy.