Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Serves Me Right For Asking

**WARNING! This story contains graphic information that may be inappropriate for readers with weak stomachs** (Don't say I didn't warn ya!!)

UGH!!

Today has been a rough day. Yesterday was too. Evan is sick. AGAIN! I can't believe it. I swear he has been sick more often the past couple months than he has been healthy! Give me a freakin break!

He has been running a fever now for a few days. He's had a little bit of a runny nose. The snot hasn't really been all that bad though....except when he sneezes. Every time he sneezes a huge rocket of snot comes shooting out of his nose and, never fail, seems to splat in a big wad all over the jeans I am wearing. Ick.

I took him to the doctor. He has a sinus infection. Poor kid. I hate sinus infections. They put him on an antibiotic. I know antibiotics are good and all, but I HATE it when any of my littles have to go on them. Not just because I think they tend to over medicate children and give them antibiotics (among other drugs)that aren't needed and so there are now these super germs that have become resistant to antibiotics, either. It's because every time...and I mean EVERY time....not most of the time or every once in a while but EVERY SINGLE TIME one of my children get put on an antibiotic they get the runs!! You know.... the trots, flux, dysentery, hershey quirts, diarrhea...whatever you call it.

So, I have now spent the last 24 hours listening for Evan to make that noise. The high pitched "you had better come running, scoop me up, sprint me into the bathroom, fling off anything I have on the bottom half of my body and throw me onto the toilet OR you are gonna be cleaning up one big, nasty mess" squeal. I think my thigh muscles have gotten more of a workout int he past 24 hours than they have in the last 2 years.

Earlier I heard him call for me. I asked if he had to go to the bathroom.
"Yes mama. I gotta go" he said as he pointed in the general direction of the bathroom. I scooped him up and ran him in, tossing him in the general direction of the toilet.
Once I had him in position I asked "So, are you just going peepee? Or are you going poopy?"
"Just poopy" he said happily.
Wheh! I was so relieved. So, I left the bathroom and went on with whatever it was I was doing. Something extremely important, I am sure. About 3 minutes later I heard him calling me. I went in.
"What's up?" I asked.
"I need you to wipe me" he said.
"I thought you were just going pee." Once I had taken two steps into the bathroom the smell alerted me to the fact that indeed, he would need wiped.
"I did just pee! I just peed out my butt!!"

Serves me right for asking.

So, here he is, super cute as always. I wish I still looked this cute when I was sick and still in my Buzz Lightyear pajamas at 3 in the afternoon.

17 comments:

Teachin' this mommy new tricks! said...

Ha ha haha...the joys of kids! I can feel your pain...I just had my first kids, but she is having the opposite problem and my husband and I had to help....we got laughing cause we had no idea that once we had a kid that a lot of our conversations would be about poop :)

Kellan said...

Oh, he is so cute and I'm so sorry he is so sick. We have had our share of sickness around her the past couple of days - it hit me yesterday and today. I hope your Evan gets to feeling better fast - for his sake and yours.

Have a good evening Valarie - see you soon. Kellan

katie said...

I DO NOT MISS THOSE DAYS!

ha

utmomof5 said...

thanks fo rthe warning, I can see how some would not handle that well. I on the other hand have heard those exact words at my house before. Another grand moment of motherhood.

Christina

onthegomom said...

OH MY isn't he so cute! I hope he gets better soon, for you sanity's sake :-)

newduck said...

Coming from a non-mom this might sound presumptive, but do you know about the BRAT diet? It stands for Bananas, Rice, Applesauce and Toast and it supposed to be good for kids with diarrhea. Also, cream of wheat or grits are guaranteed to stop them up good. But be careful because too much of that stuff will cause the opposite problem, which is also not fun!

Shan said...

Hope he's feeling better.

the dragonfly said...

Aww, poor little guy...

Beth said...

Hope your son feels better soon! Nothing worse than the squirts!

girlymom said...

WOW- blogger does not like me today, just said it couldn't complete my task- how dare they!!
Anyways, I will just retype what I typed and see if it works this time...
SO I was saying...You got me wondering what could be worse than a half eaten frog!! (stomach churned at that one) Poopy- yeah that's pretty gross! I have to say that it is pretty common around here though with a child being potty trained that will NOT go poo on the toilet! UGH. Well, I hope he starts feeling better soon and that both of our houses are poopy-free today! :)

girlymom said...

I have something for ya! :)

Family Adventure said...

He is adorable...and he doesn't even look sick. But I believe you! Your detailed explanation won me over that he is indeed ill...

Hope he feels better soon, and that this is it for illness for a while!

Heidi

Leah said...

aww, bless his heart!! Hope he feels better soon! We've had GERMS running around our house like crazy this week...

Sabrina said...

I hate the squirts! Ugh! Better you than me! ;) lol

onthegomom said...

I have something for you on my blog :-)

Nat & Kari said...

Oh that's cute. Disgusting, but cute. I'm sure it just seemed like pee pee to him. Poor kid. Hope he gets feeling better soon and it doesn't pass around the family.

Steph said...

Hi I am new to your blog, I loved this post. My kids had terrible ear infections and we always had to do the antibiotic thing, which ended up in those horrible bathroom visits, glad I was the only one!