Thursday, January 20, 2011

You Guys Are Going to be SO Jealous!

**WARNING** If you have any problems hearing about throw-up, PLEASE do not read this post.

*disclaimer* Most days, Lily, Ashton, Bailey and Daisy are known as the Oswald Cuties, however, for this post they will be referred to as The Sickos.

I barely peeked at my computer from Jan 8-15. Which means I was neglecting all of you and I just wanted to let you know what I was up to! This post is LONG and it may be really annoying to read because of the way I wrote it and the need to come up with many different ways to say "throw-up"!

The Best Week Ever began on Saturday Jan 8 : DaddyO leaves for a Las Vegas business trip. Hahahaha! Business!

Sunday night: Daisy wakes up and has thrown-up in her bed. I have to remove all her bedding and wash it and since I am half asleep I let her sleep in my bed with me and Lily. (When DaddyO is out of town, Lily and I have sleepovers)

Monday morning: Daisy tries to have a little bit of cereal but almost immediately throws it all up. She also throws up all over her carseat when we are taking the kids to school. DaddyO is sleeping in, in his hotel room.

Monday night: I am sitting at the computer trying to catch-up on blog reading. I hear some very disturbing noises coming from Ashton's room. I rush in to find him throwing up, an entire day's worth of meals, over the side of his bed. His bedding also didn't escape the mess. One Bright Spot: Ashton's vomit landed on the very small rug that is by his bed and NOT on the carpet! Not long after cleaning up Ashton's mess, Daisy throws up in her bed, all over her freshly cleaned bedding. Another night of sleeping in my bed. DaddyO is enjoying the new Cosmopolitan Hotel Bar in Las Vegas.

Tuesday: Ashton is home from school and throwing up ALL day. Bailey is feeling fine and goes to soccer practice after school. After dinner, Bailey is complaining of not feeling well. I think he is trying to line-up a day off of school and a day home with Mom. Just before I am about to tuck them in to bed Bailey loses his dinner! Ashton doesn't hang on to his dinner either. A Very Brite Spot: I won a giveaway on a popular scrabooker's blog! There were 894 comments. Can you believe it? This REALLY helped my day!! DaddyO is still out of town.

Usually when the kids are vomiting, we give them a bowl to carry around in case they can't make it to the bathroom. But we just use bowls from the kitchen and it is gross to reuse them after The Sickos have upchucked in them. I found some good sized plastic cups in the very back corner of the pantry and decided to give these a try. After someone blew chunks in to them, I would just throw them away.

Normally it is against the rules to sleep in our room (This rule is CONSTANTLY broken). There are two exceptions: 1)A thunder storm 2) Sickness.

Here is what my bedroom looked like on this night. You can even see one of the kid's throw-up cups.

Wednesday: The boys are definitely not going to school today and Lily is desperately trying to talk me in to letting her stay home too. She says she doesn't feel well but I tell her that unless she throws up she should probably go to school. She refuses to get ready for school. Not long after that she throws up! I am SOOO glad I didn't force her to go to school! She is sick all day with the most dramatics of any of the kids. She cries and screams before, during and after each vomit session. She wants me by her side at all times, all day. The boys seem to be doing better and have eaten a little bit and not thrown up. Daisy hasn't thrown up since Monday morning.

Wednesday night: DaddyO gets home around 10pm. Daisy wakes up around 2am and has thrown up in her bed. I remove her from her bed, remove her clothes, remove her bedding, put everything in the washer, re-dress Daisy and get back in to our bed with her. DaddyO is snoring.

Thursday: The boys say they are feeling fine and they get ready for school. When I pick them up after school they both look a little green. DaddyO and I are the only ones interested in eating dinner. I warm up some leftover spaghetti and make me a few pieces of toast. When I am almost done eating, and I only have a few bites left of my toast, I look down and there is a little green patch on my toast. I am done eating. DaddyO brings me a throw-up cup. After dinner, at the exact same time, both of the boys throw-up. WTH
Lily has been sick all day and begging for a break and some water.

Friday: The boys and I are supposed to be going on a field trip to the museum. They are both still throwing up so we have to miss it. They are devastated. Ashton has been complaining of a sore throat throughout the week. I thought it was just from throwing up but I decide to take him to the Dr to check it out. The Dr tells me my Mother's Intuition was correct, which is a great thing to hear because I thought I only had Mother's Irrational Worries Disorder! Ashton has strep!

After his diagnosis, I realize that I am going to need to bring EVERYONE in for a strep test. I get appointments later in the day for the other 3 sickos. I almost didn't make an appointment for Daisy. When we got back to the Drs office she was singing and dancing and in a terrific mood. Lily threw-up right as we got to the office. She, Bailey and Daisy get their throats swabbed. The Dr comes in and says "Well, one of them is positive, do you want to guess which one?!!" I say "it's GOT to be Lily!!!"  NOPE!!! It was Daisy!!! And she has an ear infection!!!
So, to recap, Lily has stomach flu, Ashton has strep and stomach flu, Bailey has stomach flu, Daisy has strep, stomach flu and an ear infection!! NONE of them have a fever and all of The Sickos are given prescriptions for antibiotics.

Saturday morning: Soccer games. DaddyO talks Lily in to playing just a little bit. Ashton talks me in to letting him play one quarter on offense, one quarter on defense and one quarter at goalie. At first, Bailey said he would play goalie but then decides he is not feeling well and sits in Daisy's stroller for the entire game. It is normally quite a challenge to get him to hold still. Bailey wanted, so much, to be feeling better that he ate a lot of breakfast and snacks from the soccer game. Almost the minute we walk in the door, he throws up. A LOT! I start to get a sore throat.

Saturday night: 3 of The Sickos are in bed. Noone has thrown-up for a good 4 hours. Lily and I go downstairs to watch the Miss America Pageant. I am going to try to make inexpensive Valentine decorations and watch at the same time. I am using a hot glue gun. About half way through, I shoot myself right on the thumb with hot glue and manage to spread it across 2 other fingers!  I hope I can find an acceptable COLD glue because I am now afraid of the glue gun!

Here is the biggest of  3 blisters with a layer of  hot glue on top!

I can't remember what happened on Sunday but I don't think anyone threw-up. By Monday, The Sickos were feeling almost completely normal. I visit the Dr and receive a negative strep test. Tuesday, everyone went back to school and they have been there every day since.


Pam Bowers said...

Bless your heart!!! You deserve a mother of the year award. Seriously, next time this happens DaddyO owes you and YOU get to go out of town. It's only fair!

passionofthemom said...

Oh my lord...that week sounds like my worst nightmare!! SOOOO sorry you had to endure it, and by yourself too!! (Though reading it did bring to mind that episode of Family Guy where Peter, Stewie, Brian and Chris drink ipecac syrup...'nuff said!!)

I recently did the same damn thing to my hands with the hot glue!! It was EXCRUCIATING. If you have any silvadene cream, it works wonders! I hope you're feeling better!

Jodee Leader said...

Oh my word! You poor thing! Hope everyone is feeling better soon!

P.S. We have sleepovers when our Daddy is gone too! The camp out pictures are a hoot!

Kmama said...

You are a saint. I have no idea how you dealt with all of that. Is DaddyO buying you a huge gift? He should be!

Michelle Pixie said...

Oh My! And I thought I had it rough. I think that is more vomiting than I would ever be able to handle. I hope everyone is on the mend!

Lisa said...

oh my goodness!!!! What a horrible week!!!! so sorry! Glad to know everyone is feeling better and take care of that thumb!!!! OUCH!!!

Brandi said...

Y.i.k.e.s!!!! What an awful week! Oh, girl I hate the vomit. Ugh. And, it totally sucks to wash and wash and re-wash bedding. :/ Glad everyone is feeling better. And, your thumb??!!! OUCHIE!

You deserve a couple hours out of the house w/out the kids... tell Daddy O I said so. ;)

*LLUVIA* said...

OH MY GOODNESSS!!!!!! What a week!! So glad to hear they are almost normal and back to school! The most Emma has gotten was a mild ear infection that went away very quickly!

Nati @ I will praise Him said...

Wow! That sounds terrible!!!!!

Emily said...

Oh. My. Goodness. That is TERRIBLE!!! I'm so sorry. I'm SO glad they are feeling better and all back to school. You should get a sick reprieve for the next two've earned it with that week!

Tiffany said...

I sincerely hope DaddyO came home with jewelry for you. That week is nuts! Isn't it amazing how quickly they spread the yuck around? So nice of them to share...

LucieP said...

holy cow that is rough! You're right- I'm very jealous.
So do you get to go to Cosmo in Vegas now?!

Barclay Kathryn said...

Oh my goodness! You poor thing. Well glad everyone is doing better and hope you are too. :)

Rachel said...

This totally deserves it's own family legend title. Like "The Sickness of 2011". Or maybe even some commenmorative shirts, "I survived the Great Sickout"?

So sorry to read about it - and I'm glad everyone is better now!

Mighty M said...

Oh Heather that was QUITE the week. I hope someday you will be able to look back and just laugh about the week all the kids puked. And puked. And puked. :)

Lindy said...

i'm definitely for the commemorative t-shirts! and yours should be diamond studded! sorry i wasn't there to help:( if not the Cosmos in Vegas, maybe a retreat at a scrappers camp

Foursons said...

The husbands are always out of town when that kind of stuff happens. How do they work that out?

I hope you have evaded all the creeping crud and are still feeling OK.

Life With The Boys! said...

Wow, rough week! I hope things get better in the near future. Not a very good start to the new year! *Smile*

Emmy said...

Holy cow!! Dealing with one kid throwing up is hard enough. Oh my gosh, I am so sorry. That would be awful and with your husband out of town!! Okay I declare you and your family are officially done being sick for the rest of the year!

Emily, Jerimy and River said...

Heather, I am so sorry! That sounds like a very rough week. I hope everyone is feeling better. We've had a sick week here, only colds though. I hate puke....OMG!! 4 kids, you were busy. I hope you have recovered!

Amy said...

Well at this moment in time I want to... hit DaddyO for being out of town and getting out of all that mess.... go take a nap cause reading that just made me tired... take some vitamin C cause this post may be highly contagious, I'm not sure.... go throw up myself cause it made me a little nauseated! Girl, you deserve a weekend at a spa for all that! Make that a WEEK at a spa! I am so sorry you had to deal with all of that! I haven't had the pleasure of dealing with vomit yet (other than baby spit up) and I am not sure I will do as good as you! I plan on throwing up every time my kids do it... I just don't do throw up!!!! Yuck! Glad everyone is feeling better. Tell DaddyO that he needs to Clorox the entire house for you ;-) Missed you while you were gone!!!!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

You poor thing! That sounds like a nightmare!!!

Angie Vik said...

This should be listed in the Guiness Book of World Records as the family with the most vomiting episodes in one week. Hope everyone is doing better by now.

We designated an old blue enamel cooking pot as our "Throw-up bucket." The kids were taught, if at all possible, "Don't throw up on the carpet."

I once had a bad week like yours without the vomiting. All the kids had fevers, aches, coughs, etc. Our living room looked like an infirmary. I felt like Florence Nightingale going from cot to cot. My husband had been out of town all week and I couldn't wait for him to come home to offer relief. When he got home I was so happy to see him until he said, "I don't feel so good," and went in our bedroom and laid down. :(

Angimom said...

Hi Heather! I'm really slow catching up on blog posts. I absolutely loath the "throw-ups." There's nothing worse than having to clean up "vomit." Usually the first sign that my kids had strep was they would start "blowing chunks." (especially Lyric who had chronic strep)
I'm glad you made it through all the "hurling!" (You forgot that one -lol)
Love and miss you guys!