Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Down for the Count

At 2:00 am on Sunday morning we were awakend by Molly's crying. In addition to crying she was calling for her mama. This is an unusual occurrence as the girl is a champion sleeper. Mommy opens the door to find her little girl standing in her crib, pointing and saying "wet, wet". Mommy immediately thinks that Molly's diaper has been saturated and as a result the sheets are wet. This happens on occasion but she's never woken up in the middle of the night to complain. I begin to feel around to assess the damage and something is definitely wrong. The sheets are wet but there are also shall we say foreign objects that used to be food products in the mix. DUH!!!! What in the world could I have been thinking? In all fairness, this was the first time Molly had been sick to her stomach so it just didn't register. Poor little girl didn't know what was going on. I called in the reinforcements and daddy changed Molly while I stripped the crib. We gave her some ibuprofen for her fever and put her back in her crib. I rubbed her little back and she was snoring before I let the room. Molly woke up the next morning still feeling under the weather. Pat took Aidan to church and the girls stayed home. Molly spent most of the day sitting on her daddy's lap and only ate a few pretzels. I gave her a bath in the afternoon to help with the fever. She began to nod off on the couch shortly before her normal bedtime so I took her up and again she was snoring before I left the room. She slept through the night and woke up the next morning feeling much, much better. Mommy and daddy (and Aidan too!) were very happy. Aidan didn't catch whatever it was that Molly had and we thanked our lucky stars.

1 comment:

Suz said...

Oh my, I'm so glad she is feeling better. I remember the first time D threw up when she was about 2 1/2 (she too just never got sick to her stomach). She was just standing there like a fountain and when she finished she looked at me and said, "What WAS that??" I told her she threw up, but it's ok Mommy will help her and get things cleaned up.

Well, about 6 months later we had some friends over with their little boy just a month older than D. They were in the play room and D came running into the living room and said, "Zach is giving up!!!" Huh?? So we followed her into the play room and realized what was going on - she had confused the terminology and Zach had actually lost his supper - ick!