okay, i am definitely being a bit dramatic. There are, of course, worse things out there than the stomach flu--really in lieu of the past few months full child tragedies, i really shouldn't even joke about those things. I am truly blessed to have the family i do, and even the sick days can be a blessing--reminding us to slow down and remember what's important.
Another blessing in the light of this yucky week was that Daddy was home to share it with us! He may not consider that a blessing, but i sure do. I have NO IDEA how i would have managed on my own. I figure i wouldn't have...and i would have had to call in reinforcements from our nearby family...so family, you should also feel blessed that Mike was home :)
What started out as a stomach bug/and high fever between Davis and I quickly spread to the twins and Mike. Babies are easy enough to handle, it's sad when they are sick of course, but we can still control some of what is happening--and it helps that D wasn't eating any solids yet! Adults of course may feel like crap, but we can at least get ourselves to the bathroom and clean up after ourselves. Twin 3 year olds with a stomach virus at the same time--NOT GOOD AT ALL. We literally followed them around with towels and had to dictate every place they sat and every toy they played with. I can't even tell you how many loads of laundry and baths were given last week.
Even as the stomach virus died down, it took another few days to recover. Little Miss Birdie had the hardest time. Such a teenie thing already, and with existing food and texture/gagging problem, i didn't think we'd ever get her to drink or eat again. Because she wasn't getting enough to eat, she looked like this a lot of the time...it was pretty pitiful. She just sat around, moping, with her favorite things always in arms reach...her Meow, a wand, a baby bottle and a birthday card.
The liquid to do the trick...
we tried everything to get them to drink. This was the winner. I thought the juice was kinda funny...very philosophical for some apple juice.
Holden also had perma- bedhead. i personally like him that way, but by the end of the week, we hardly even noticed it anymore.
I'm so glad we made it through our first stomach virus and i really do hope the next one stays away for at least another 3 years. Mike and I need some MAJOR recovery time.