Monday, November 26, 2007

Saturbarfday and Sundiarrheaday

Saturday morning, my family headed back to NY. A quiet day in the Trenches loomed ahead of us. Hubby and I did a quick clean-up and then looked forward to some major relaxation (me) and college football (him).

We had called some friends to see if they wanted to come over, but hadn't gotten any takers. But when I was at Target (because I'm an addict) with Eldest, Hubby called to inform me that we were, in fact, going to have visitors: friends of ours with their 3 little girls.

I panicked because we had nothing in the house to eat, except TURKEY. Could I offer them turkey sandwiches? turkey and gravy? Perhaps turkey burgers?

Instead, I threw together a quick taco dip (layer of cream cheese, layer of refried beans, layer of salsa, layer of shredded mozzarella--try it, it's fab) and heated it up, and then figured I could whip together a gourmet meal of chicken nuggets and fries for all the kids.

All was well.

Our guests left, Hubby was (still) watching college football, and I retired to the computer room. Hubby went up to bed a little after 10:00, complaining that he didn't feel that well. I figured it was the Jack (Daniels) talking.

All of a sudden, around 11, I heard Hubby YELLING for me. From 2 floors away, mind you. So I raced upstairs to find him holding Baby over the toilet, the noxious smell of vomit permeating the air. Poor Baby had projectile vomited through his crib bars, onto the floor, onto Hubby and then left a trail of the chunkage all the way to the bathroom. I couldn't think of a better way to spend a Saturday night!

It was decided that I would stay in our bed with Baby, and Hubby would man the downstairs couch.

Baby puked about 5 more times that night. Hubby was up at 2am puking himself.

They both had it coming out the other end all day yesterday. My Mom and my Niece are also sick with the same symptoms. I'm petrified that the dreaded fungus is back, so have been disinfecting and sanitizing like a madwoman.

And then last night, Eldest woke us. He was gasping for breath and sounded pretty croupy. Hubby sat with him in a steamy bathroom, and he seemed to clear up. But his temperature was 102. So he opted to sleep with Daddy, while this time, I manned the downstairs couch.

So today, EVERYONE is home in the Trenches. It's like an extra vacation day! Except---not.


Mom101 said...

Oh no. We too are experiencing the post-Thanksgiving snot fest although maybe not to the degree you are because Thalia still has the energy to throw two year-old tantrums and demand a NEW Yo Gabba Gabba (not those terrible OLD ones).

Hope you and the nursery floor all recover soon.

Barb Matijevich said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about the I hope you stay unhit.

Judy said...

I feel for your hubby and the puke - covered self...been there recently - TWICE.

Hope everyone is better soon - it isn't fun.

Elaine said...

oh lord that sounds awful. feel better soon everyone!

Angela said...

Hope everyone gets feeling better soon

Patois42 said...

Sounds horrid, all around. Hope it's not the fungus among us (you).

tulipmom said...

I'm sorry to hear about the Pukefest. I hope everyone's feeling better by the time you read this.

Kate said...

Uggggghhhhh... here's to a quick, quick, quick resolution, without it attacking you, too.


Chaotic Joy said...

Oh no, I should say not. Puking is just the worst. I hope this passes through quickly without infecting you on it's way out!

Carla said...

I am so sorry. Blah. Hope the Mom in the Trenches stays well.

Michelle Kemper Brownlow said...

I always wonder which is worse - everyone sick all at once or one-right-after-the-other...UGH!

Hope everyone is on the mend!!!

All moments remembered said...

Great blog!! Sorry your kiddos are so sick! Our whole family was hit with this one a couple of weeks ago! ICK!!! I hope you are all feeling better now!! Glad I stumbled across your blog. I am a mommy to four kids, two teens and two little ones.

Stacey said...

Aww, I'm sorry baby is sick. It seems like a lot of that nastiness is going around. It just sucks that it's during the holiday season though, huh!

Jennifer said...

Ew. I hope everyone gets well soon. That is just awful!

Whirlwind said...

It's that time of year again. There's a school here in CT thats is closed today because it got hit with a Norovirus and had alot of kids out sick yesterday.

I hope your feeling better!


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