Thursday, May 03, 2007

The Sexist Stomach Bug

I am back in the land of the living. The girls and I were hit the other night by some sort of stomach bug. A few weeks ago, Caleb threw up twice in three days. Never complained about a stomach ache, being tired, anything. Just got sick in the middle of the night in his bed (not a great way to be woken up at 2 a.m., btw). Josh got sick a few days later. Just once. Complained of an earache a few hours later, but the next day he was running around and didn't really even remember the earache. So when I went to pick up the kids at my friend's house the other day and she told me Anneliese threw up, I thought, "there's her one". We get home and she throws up on the driveway (whew, not in the car), and I thought, "well, she's done". Hahahaha. I forgot the sense of humour God has with me. We used all but 2 of our towels that night. She didn't have much in her stomach, but not even a sip of juice would stay down. I went up a few hours later to watch American Idol and just felt weird. Not sick, just weird. By the time AI was over, I was nauseous. I went downstairs to tell Perry, only to find Mischa in the bathroom. She was so cute. She came out and told us that Heavenly Father told her, through the Holy Ghost, that she was going to be sick and she needed to get to the bathroom. Liese was done being sick by 10 p.m., and at 4 a.m. was wanting to eat and kept it down. She was quite the chatterbox then, too. Mischa didn't fare so well. We sent her to bed with a bowl, which she lined with a Wal-Mart bag so my "bowl wouldn't get dirty", but she was up all night. I was sick a few times, but so nauseous I couldn't sleep. I actually took two two hour naps yesterday (I have to be on death's door to sleep during the day). Perry called from work, saying he wasn't feeling sick sick, just like he had hunger pangs without being hungry. He was nauseous for just a few hours at home. I don't know why the girls were hit so hard, so fast, but in the end I'm glad that only half of us had to suffer and at least one parent was functional.

4 comments:

Perry said...

Are you actually contending that whatever variant of this "bug", virus, bacteria, whatever it was, actually targets women more than men? Maybe us guys just have stronger constitutions (probably all the extra boogers we ate growing up). Maybe the boys were suffering, they were just manly enough to brush it off... Oh well, at least I didn't have to explain to my boss why I was calling in sick during my last two weeks on the job...

Stephanie said...

Oh, yucks. The pukes are so hard. Feeling your pain and hoping y'all are well soon.

Perry said...

Way to go honey, your post on sexist viruses resulted in your first international readers, looks like France, England, and Mexico... impressive. Maybe I should put up a post related to racist boogers and see if my blog gets new hits...

Papa J said...

Lovely. Sounds like what our kids went through about a month ago.