First Tummy Bug :(

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zoe08's picture
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First Tummy Bug :(

We have been so lucky with Mason, he has been really healthy and only had a couple of colds and coughs. Well it is now 6am, and I haven't slept a wink. He just now went back down in his bed. Poor guy hasn't even been able to hold down water. But at least no fever, and in between he seemed to feel pretty normal, running around and wanting to play with his toys til he got tired from only having slept about 3 hours. Then he was laying on me and just now went to bed willingly. I'm not heading to bed yet because I feel like I need to stay up and make sure he doesn't get sick again. It has been almost an hour and a half since last time, and he hasn't had any water this time because it was still making him sick earlier.

However, I get total panic attacks when I even hear the mention of someone else being sick, and have been kind of having them off and on. I am now trying to decide whether I should try to eat something or if I shouldn't! Being pregnant it is especially hard because, I know I need to stay hydrated and I can't go very long without eating, but I am terrified of getting sick now! This is the reason I was so scared to have kids!

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Poor Mason. I hope he is able to keep food down soon. And I hope that you don't get it too. Maybe just try the BRAT diet, that way if you are sick you are being easy on your tummy. It must be hard because you are pregnant and you need to stay hydrated. HUGS

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oh hun I'm so sorry Sad Tummy bugs suck!!!! Yes I agree, try the BRAT diet and see if your tummy can at least handle that. Lots of fluids for you both! Feel better soon hun.

I was going to say try a syringe with water in it for Mason, just a little at a time. I had to do that with mine to at least try and keep some fluids in them when they were sick.

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Poor Mason. How is he doing now? I hope you don't get it. Not fun.:bigarmhug:

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Poor baby! I'm sorry, mama! I hope he is on the mend quickly......((HUGS))

zoe08's picture
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He seems to be doing better this morning. He woke up around 10:20 and was able to drink some water. He did have a little bit of diarhea in his diaper when he woke up, but no more so far. We are doing pull-ups instead of undies today though just in case. He knows pull-ups normally mean going somewhere, so he immediately brought me his shorts and said "Trey". I had to tell him we can't see Trey today because he was sick. Then he wanted to go outside, and I don't want to go out, because if any of the neighbor kids see him out, they will want to come out, and I don't want to spread it to them.

So he mostly played with his truck and then laid and watched TV. He was still very tired and so about 1 he went down for his nap. But he did not want to sleep in his toddler bed, he wanted in his crib (he has only been sleeping in his toddler bed for about 5 days) so I moved his mattress to his crib because he was sick and tired and I didn't want him to cry. He had a little part of a pedialyte popscicle and he also ate a few saltine crackers before he went down for his nap. So hopefully he is over the being sick part and now just needs to be able to catch up on sleep and be able to get his energy back.

Now I'm just praying that DH and I can manage to escape it somehow. I already have enough problems staying hydrated, and since I have been pregnant every sickness seems to hit me harder. So I am scared if I catch it there is a chance I could end up in the hospital needing an IV.

So I am about go try to catch a nap myself.

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I hope you and dh don't get it, Kalee and that Mason is even better tomorrow.

zoe08's picture
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Thanks everyone. He got sick once more this afternoon. But has since had a little bit of toast about 2 hours ago, and we just layed him down for bed. He didn't want to go, but he is really tired, so I just pray he is able to sleep through the night. I am about to go take a shower and go to bed myself. I am still terrified of catching it, so I'm sure I won't sleep well, but I need to try at least.

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Oh man, sorry to hear little man is sick. Glad he's on the mend and I'll be praying you don't get it!

We have had 3 stomach bugs so far that started with one of the kids (either G or my nieces/nephew) and spread like wild fire. We all got it (all 6 parents, my other sister, and my parents!) within a week of the first one starting. Its been rough! The funny part is we all live in different states so when the visit is over we are calling each other from our bathrooms or buckets saying WTH!!!