Thursday, February 28, 2008

Throwing Up Sick...

Well, I got another mommy badge yesterday. We're having our first bout of throwing up sick. "Throwing up sick" appears to be very different than "feeling bad sick." There's a lot more laundry. And I need to buy another can of Spot Shot for the carpet.

I was putting clothes in his drawer yesterday afternoon, and I turned around when I heard a funny noise. He'd just been sitting on the floor, happily playing. He threw up most of his dinner all over Mr. Giraffe and then looked at me. I've decided that my throwing up technique is this: while the child is throwing up, I let him do so unmolested if he's on the carpet or the floor or something not upholstered. After he's done, I then pick him up and clean up everything. If I were to run with said child to the bathroom while he was throwing up, then I would have throwup all over more stuff, the hall, myself, etc. I'm sure you wanted to know that.

He threw up again several minutes after the first episode. After that, he got progressively more unhappy. He would start gagging and throwing up stomach bile. It was really pitiful. He slept well last night, and this morning, he's wolfing down the saltines and the water. I'm afraid to give him more than that until I see how the morning goes.

You veteran mommies out there, what do you do when your toddler gets throwing up sick?


Shannon said...

Cover the couch in towels and spend lots of cuddle time with easily wipe-able board books. And I push lots of fluids...water, broth, popsicles (lots of fun!)...I think I really follow the kid's lead a lot.

Sarah Shingler said...

I would stay away from water if he is still sick. Water is hard on the stomach even for adults when there is throwing up involved. Gatorade or Pedialite will help replenish the electrolytes he lost too.. water won't. A lot of vomitting going on at my house lately.. can you tell?

Sherry said...

My mom always taught us BRAT after you've thrown up...That stands for the foods you can eat that are easy on your stomach.
Also the saltines are good, but they get old really fast, so it's nice to have a variety of "after sick" foods you can eat.
I hope he feels better soon.
Have a good day.

Anonymous said...

My only advice would be to watch the colors of those first few foods. Apple flavored pedialite is a lot easier to clean up than grape!