Saturday, March 19, 2011
thankful that baby vomit doesn't stain
Vomit, throw up, ralph, purge... whatever you may choose to call it, it stinks. Mr. Boy is now a pro at throwing up. He takes it in stride and doesn't even flinch. And we are not talking about spitting up, but fully emptying the tummy of all its contents. He threw up 7 times yesterday and 3 times today. We've been watching closely for signs of dehydration but he seems ok. Yesterday we packed up and were ready to take him to the ER several times, but every time we'd get near the door Mr. Boy would perk up and look all cute, flashing his eyelashes as if to say, "Sick? Me?" It's hard because we know that once we take him in, there is no turning back and no telling how long they will want to keep him. If Mr. Boy doesn't get worse and we make it through the weekend, we will call Monday morning to talk to our specialists and see what they think about this throwing up episode. This isn't the first time we've been through a 24 hour stomach bug with him, but we just hope this isn't something more serious. Every little problem escalates when your child isn't growing.