Thing 2

Bah Humbug

Yeah. Guess where we spent the night last night? At the emergency room! So fun! You should have joined us, it’s all the rave, you know.

NikkiZ was puking (no fever). A lot. Like, down to neon yellow bile and lethargic and wailing in agony when her stomach would cramp up. So, at about 10pm, we went to the hospital. 2 unsuccessful IV attempts, 1 successful one, several hours of Disney channel and 150ccs of fluids later, we finally found ourselves rolling home with a stable tummy and successfully fluid-full at about 4:30am.

Note from 2020: I don’t know why I didn’t tell the story about the successful IV. Evidently there was a HEMSI medic who was magic and could get an IV in anyone and so they paged him to come to the ER as soon as he was back from a run. I didn’t believe he could be that good…not when they couldn’t even do it with the fancy vein mapper. BUT HE DID IT. It was insane. He is a real superhero

She’s awake and chipper now. I feel like I’ve been run over by a truck carrying horse shit. And I just changed the most disgusting poopy diaper in the history of man. This should be an awesome day.

62 thoughts on “Bah Humbug”

  1. I hope that precious little girl is feeling much better now. It’s so sad when a little one is sick. I hope you are feeling better too because I know the mommy had rather for herself to be sick instead of her child. Maybe you can get some sleep, if not today, tonight.

  2. It is heartbreaking when they’re sick! At least she has a good mom to take care of her. Hope she’s feeling better and that you get some sleep really soon.

  3. I’m glad sweet lil NikkiZ is feeling better, and I hope you get some rest along with her. Take care of yourself, too!

  4. Poor little girl πŸ™ I’m so sorry you all had such a terrible night. I truly hope your day goes as well as it can and everyone gets some rest and comfort today.

  5. My poor baby girl! Oh, and you, too! πŸ™‚ But seriously…..what was up w/ her…what was causing it?

  6. Yet you STILL manage to look good in that photo…how do you do it?

    I had a similar experience a few weeks ago but with a 21 year old who acts like he’s 5…so I feel ya.

  7. I don’t normally comment, but because we are in the same boat today I just had to! I feel a little bond. : ) We haven’t had to make a run to the ER, so I feel for ya on that… But my 4 year old has had a stomach virus since last Friday (yes, today is Thursday…a week later). Yesterday my 7 year old came home from school with it and last night I got to officially join in. Yippee! It should be a fun day around our house today. Hopefully whatever is up with NikkiZ will go away quickly and not pass through your house. I’ll be thinking of you from this side of PoopHell.

  8. oh no! I hope she is feeling better! Do they know what was wrong? πŸ™ I hope you get some sort of sleep today as well! Don’t need mom and dad to get sick as well. Not to metion Lil’z!! Ya’ll take care of yourselves!! Man this is the 3rd person this week I have heard being in the hospital!! πŸ™

  9. Poor litle thing to have to go through so much and I feel badly for NikkiZ too! LOL are you staying home and catching up on sleep today I hope?

  10. Oh my gosh! That is not fun for you or her. I am glad she is doing better and hope you are able to get some rest today.

  11. Aw, shit, girl , that really bites. I don’t know how you do it. I was sleep deprived yesterday and I felt like I was on the brink of insanity all day long.

    I know saying this might get me run out of town, but I think that all NASA research resources should be redirected towards more practical concerns, such as, oh, I don’t know, FINDING A SUREFIRE METHOD FOR IV INSERTION THAT CONSISTENTLY WORKS ON THE FIRST TRY!??!?!? I’ve been there, done that many a time, and I think there are few things more harrowing in life than watching medical personnel dig around for a vein on your little munchkin’s body.

    P.S. At first, I thought you were going to say that LilZ had to be admitted to the ER for Severe Middle School-Related Traumatic Stress.

  12. Oh, honey, that sucks. Glad that NikkiZ’s feeling better. If I lived close enough to watch her so the rest of you could get some sleep, I would.

    Hugs. Here’s hoping that the puke bug has been vanquished and the rest of the family stays well.

  13. Poor Nikki Z…poor mom and dad! Was it gastroenteritis? I HATE when I get that, it sucks royally. I’m glad she’s feeling better, now go get some sleep Mom!

  14. Oh, poor little thing. And poor mommy too. I hope she stays well now and that you guys can rest up today!

  15. Poor thing. Poor you! The last time I was vomiting like NikkiZ, I was drunk at BlogHer.

    I doubt that was her case. Particularly because BlogHer is over now.

    You may want to lock your liquor cabinet, though.

  16. I was recently in the ER myself so I know it totally sucks! I hope the little one is feeling better and that you both get some rest today!

  17. Oh no! Glad to hear that she seems to be feeling better today. What a nightmare. I hope you’re able to get some rest and that NikkiZ stays healthy.

  18. Glad to hear that NikkiZ is getting well. And hope she can scream again when her mother is at the laundy room. She is back!!!!!!

  19. Oh no! How scary for you all. I’m glad she is doing better and I hope you all can get some rest. That picture just breaks my heart.

  20. Bless her heart! I’m so sorry she got so sick and i know you were losing your mind! We got that bug around her the last 3 weeks. I had it worse than my kids and I never get sick like that. Everyone has had it at different levels. None of us had to go to the ER though so I’m thankful. I’m sending lots of get well wishes her way. You guys take care!

  21. awww…glad to hear she’s better! it’s so terrible when babies are sick. i feel so terrible b/c we can’t tell what’s wrong or bothering them. what did the doctor(s) say it was?

    hope you both get to recooperate today!

  22. You poor things! I know all too well how scary that can be. I’m glad she was well enough to come home. Hope she’s feeling better…

  23. I know I don’t really know you, even if I feel I do from your blog, but I’m sending you guys hugs. I’m glad it was just the one night. My best friend ended up at the hospital for about 4 days with her son when he started puking. Something he caught at daycare. Babies just seem so vulnerable when they’re hooked up to IV’s.

  24. That explains why there was no new post when I checked this morning πŸ˜‰
    Hope all y’all feel better soon!

  25. I’m so sorry about last night. But so happy she’s doing much better. Those IV fluids work wonders. But the diaper afterwards, ew. Hope you both get some much needed rest.

  26. Poor Nikkiz! Poor Zoot! I hope the worst is behind you. I’ve been there (not as a mom, but as the one with the stomach bug) and know it’s a terrible thing.

  27. Man, so sorry ya’ll had to go through that. I’m glad to hear she’s feeling better. If only you could recouperate that quickly.

    Hope you get some rest soon.

  28. Oh poor baby and poor Zoots’ Hope everything is much better. Many many hugs to the baby….Sad.

    And aren’t you glad we aren’t traveling htis week?

  29. Aww, poor baby and poor Mama. My youngest son had bronchiolitis when he was 7 months old, and I had to be escorted out of the room when they started on their third IV attempt. Apparently they thought my sobbing would upset the baby.

    Hope she’s better soon. {Hugs}

  30. yep, I have had that Kinda week too.
    My son got hand, foot and mouth disease, & CHICKENPOX! yay me!
    know how your feeling.
    he’ll be all better by his 1st birthday, in a WEEK!

    hope sweet nikkiZ keeps feeling better!

  31. Poor baby girl! I hope all is well now. Don’t forget Momma needs to take care of herself too! Get some rest and enjoy your weekend!

  32. OH, that sucks. Glad she’s feeling better.
    Can I share what most women believe to be a HORRIBLE secret? The ONE and ONLY reason I don’t have a child is because I can’t deal with puke. CAN NOT. WILL NOT. So, I applaud any mom who can.

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