Amid all our pirate excitement ( We had been practicing our pirate lingo at home, the birthday girl happily calling everyone in our household “Landlubber!“), I came home (with my find for the day no less, gold and black pirate hand hooks on sale for just 50 cents each!) to find my nearly-two-year-old boy (also a celebrant-to-be), vomiting.
Our nanny said that it was the second time that day, and she didnt’ seem to be too concerned. We gave him some water, and 5 minutes later he vomited it out. Then we tried juice. It came out. Then an ice lolly. Out. Ice chips. Out. More water. out. This went on for the next 2 hours. He was vomiting absolutely everything within minutes, it was of the frightening “projectile” sort.
I had of course called my pedia Dr.J by now, who told me that if I wasnt able to replace what he was vomiting out in the next hour or two, he’d probably have to be admitted to hospital that evening. Two hours later it was the same. He was vomiting every single thing that went in his mouth. He was also criying by now, and saying “Mommy, owie!”. It was heartbreaking. After a few more calls to Dr.J, I called my Mother to come and spend the night at our place and we headed for the hospital.
[tags]vomiting, sick kids, virus[/tags]
Originally posted on January 16, 2007 @ 1:14 pm