Saturday, July 30, 2011

One more lesson learned

I should have kept my mouth shut. Or at least omitted one line from my last post ... "Everything seems to be back to normal."

Because you know what that means. The universe will do everything in it's power to make sure that, in fact, everything is NOT back to normal. I found this out the hard way Thursday night.

I had just come back from my weekly water volleyball game that is put together by some women from my neighbourhood (have I mentioned how much this 'hood rocks?), and was feeling rather... off.

I found out why in the shower... in a scene that would rival the one from The Exorcist. I know I sometimes share a little too much when it comes to this sort of stuff, so I'm going to stop now.

But what followed was 7 hours of the spew train pulling into the station every 30 minutes. When Mattias woke up to be nursed, I had to wait until I had just stopped throwing up, so I could feed him before I started up again.

I am so glad Elise didn't get it this bad... when she wasn't throwing up, she was running around the house like her usual crazy self. I guess the credit goes to the Zofran (which I tried taking, but it wouldn't stay down). I could barely get out of bed.

A huge shout out to my wonderful husband who held down the fort, cared for the kids, wrangled diabetes (which has NOT been playing nice since Elise was sick), and rinsed out my barf bucket... over and over again.

This is one ugly tummy bug people, I lost 2 pounds in less than a day. I hope if you live in the North Texas area, you manage to escape it. Apparently, it's making the rounds.

Now... time to gain back those two pounds. I'm hungry (I never thought I'd say that again)!


  1. Blech...that sounds awful! Hope you're feeling better.

  2. Oh, Jo! I am so glad you are feeling better. I HATE throwing up more than anything. Wouldn't mind the quick weight loss program ;)
    Give Fred a big hug for rockin it while you were out for the count!

  3. I am so sorry. That just sucks!! I am glad your feeling better.

  4. Seriously? Water Volleyball? I want to play!!!!!!

    Oh yeah, about the puking. Eeeewwwwwwwww.

  5. Ugh hate those kinds of sick. Hope you're all feeling better!

  6. I'm so glad you're on the mend. We had more sickness this summer than ever. I'm afraid to see what the flu season is going to be like this year.

  7. Ugh! Glad you are feeling better! I'd love to lose the pounds --- but not that way!!

  8. Oh that sounds brutal! I hope you are feeling much better and the bug leaves the house right away!

  9. Ugh!! I live in n. Texas and now i' m scared. Glad your feeling better and have your appetite back :)

  10. You know, there are other ways to take anti-nausea medicine... :)

    SO glad you are feeling better. Liam spiked a 103 fever and a tummy ache the day after Elise got sick, and I was so hoping it wasn't the same thing. Not absorbing carbs when he eats them, but other than that so far so good.

    Also glad to hear you are playing volleyball! Glad you made it happen. :) Miss you!

  11. YOU ARE A STRONG MAMA! regain your strength and rest up so you'll be good as new!

  12. Dude, I could SO USE A FRIGGIN Two Pound Dropping BUG right now. Although, I would prefer a tamer one than the sounds of yours.

    Hope you are back to yourself soon Jo. Love ya!

  13. Hope you are back to normal soon . This same bug has been going around my area of Ohio . We Love you so take care and kudos to fred as well .

  14. wow, take care of yourself you sure dont need to be suffering like that too often. xx

  15. I hope, by now, those 2 pounds are back and you're feeling better!!!!

    I'm sorry you were sick :(

    I'm sorry Elise was sick :(

    I hope it goes far, far away and your family can get back on track.

    WOOHOO on an awesome neighborhood!

    PS -- YOU GO FRED with your awesome skills. Bucket dumping some serious love!

  16. oh nooooo! i hope everyone is feeling better now, especially you!


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