Bad blogger. But I have a really good excuse. My whole family has been sidelined by one of the worst GI bugs I have seen. Aidan brought it home and got sick first about 9 days ago. Lots of vomiting that finally led to his pediatrician giving him some Zofran which helped him turn the corner. The first day was so miserable for him. He vomited at least 20 times. Probably more. Brandon next. He actually fared the “best” and was only down for about two days. I thought somehow I had dodged the bullet when I made it through the week with no symptoms. But in the wee hours of Sunday morning, I couldn’t sleep…with a sleeping pill on board. My body was on high alert.
It wasn’t pretty. I lost so much fluid that by 4 a.m. I was crying and waking up my husband. He came into the bathroom to check on me and I told him I had almost passed out. Twice. Off to the ER I went where I got Zofran, Dilaudid, and 3 bags of IV fluid. Now that is dehydrated. Felt very tired Monday. Sort of ok most of Tuesday and then the second part of the illness hit. Massive fluid loss again, leading to another ER visit this a.m. and another bag and a half of fluid.
Gratefully I am on the mend.
In some lighter news, Aidan has taken a very keen interest in emotions lately. Talking about what mood people are in, guessing what a character’s face in a book is expressing, and asking us to show him certain emotions. He will ask, “Show me angry. Show me excited.” And so on and so on. It is beyond cute. He looks at us very intently and then makes his version of each face.
Brandon captured him doing this tonight and I had to post it. I didn’t know that 3 year olds thought like this. Very, very cool.
Aidan’s angry faces.
Aidan’s surprised face.
Aidan’s sad face.
And the best….his happy face.