(photo taken today - slowly on the mend)On Friday, Oliver threw up. As in vomit. Not spit up. I thought it was just a wet burp that turned into a little more, however when it happened a couple more times we realized he was sick. Poor boy. Thankfully, it isn't standard vomit and is more like a massive spit up, but it's still bad.
We've had 11 vomits and 6 diarrheas so far and as it's my first time dealing with him sick, I've taken some notes. First, I am SO glad I double sheet our bed (if you're new here, he sleeps with us... and I'm okay that you might not be okay with that). I keep quilted dry pads in between each layer just in case a diaper leaks and last night, I was thankful it had migrated a little higher. It made changing the sheets of our king bed a lot easier at 2am. There was still a little too much that had gotten on the second layer of sheets so when Oliver fell asleep in the small swing upstairs, I just slept on the floor with him.
It just so happened that I'd had him in zippered pajamas, which made changing him a lot easier too. When I realized this, I was SO glad I'd changed my mind. Originally I'd had another pair of pjs that snapped around the legs and ick - that would have been so gross. To prep for our second sick night, I had a stack of snap/zipper front pjs for Oliver and a stack of t-shirts for me, along with towels, a few sheets, and the sick mat.
On Saturday Chandler yelled that there was more throw up. On. the. floor. Ugh. Nothing a little water and Country Save couldn't take care of, but gross nonetheless. I then decided that since he would be awake and potentially throwing up more, I needed something to keep him on so there wouldn't be more throw up all over the place. I thought about the quilted dry pads, but they don't really absorb liquid. I decided a towel would be a great to put around it. We only had a couple old ones so I used one to make a pillow case type cover.
I also thought I'd share a tip from the nurse I talked to this morning. Pick up saltine crackers, soup, Gatorade/ginger-ale and whatever else you may need when you get sick b/c if it is a virus and we get it, we won't feel like going to the store to pick up sick food. Maybe this is just a parent trick? How brilliant! So now we're stocked with sick parental supplies. Oh - and Pedialyte just in case we need it for Rover.
I'd love to know your sick child tips!