When Your Babies Are Sick #NaBloPoMo


Do you feel as helpless as I do when your babies are sick?

Around 3am my Little Man ran out of his bedroom saying that said his tummy hurt. He did warn me before bed that his stomach was upset but I brushed it off thinking he just ate too much throughout the day. So, I asked him if he wanted to come downstairs to sleep with me since his dad was working night shift. We made our way to the bedroom and he settled into bed. Just as I got in and found my comfy place, Little Man said he had to use the washroom.

Little Man went to the sink instead of the toilet and well, what happened next was not pleasant.

It is hard to watch your children retch and tense up. I do not like it when they are hurting.

Plus, I am not good around pukers. I tend to gag and almost throw up myself. So, caring for a sick child is even more difficult for me.

I decided that it would probably be best if we spent the night on the couches upstairs. He obliged.

Off and on throughout the morning this cycle continued: throw up, clean up, and sleep.

Nothing seemed to stay down, including water. And after the first puking session, he was mainly releasing water or doing some hard-core dry heaving. Poor little guy.

Finally around 9:30am things started to look up. Little Man asked for food. And he was able to keep it down! Yay!

He also wanted to play mini stick hockey. I urged him to please sit and relax. Today would be a cartoon and veg kind of day.

I thought we were out of the woods. He was getting better!

Not the case. Close to supper time he felt a little warm but no fever present.

Then, around 8pm it happened again. Major throw up session.

Luckily it hasn’t happened since.

Now, Little Man is resting peacefully on the loveseat and has been since 9pm.

I am hoping the worst has passed.

I have not slept since 7am Sunday morning (as I was up late working on some writing projects).

But the one bright spot during the entire day…

When Little Man softly whispered “I Love You” just before he fell asleep in the middle of the night last night.

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NaBloPoMo November 2014

Brandy Reid is a stay at home mom to two very active and hockey obsessed boys. As a former YA librarian, Brandy loves to read and is obsessed with reading everyday whether it be books or blogs. Brandy proudly admits that she is a wee bit addicted to social media, especially Twitter. She also believes that everything in life you can related to the iconic TV Show Friends. No day is complete without chocolate.


  1. alexandra
    November 4, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    You know, Brandy, it never gets less scary. Never. My son is in college now, and last week he had strep throat. I spent 4 hours on the road to get him and brought him home for the weekend and two days. I had to. And he didn’t say no. xo

    • Brandy
      November 5, 2014 at 10:19 AM

      Aww, you are such a good mother for doing that! I hope he is feeling better now.

  2. peady
    November 4, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    I really hate it when my kids are ill. :( I feel so helpless to do anything, since most times illness just has to run its course.

    Your lille guy sounds like a cutie. I hope he feels better by now.

    • Brandy
      November 5, 2014 at 10:18 AM

      Thank you so much Peady. He went back to school today after two days at home. :)

      • peady
        November 5, 2014 at 3:52 PM

        You are welcome!

        Oh good for him! Did he have a good day? Did his teacher tell him he was missed? I love it when teachers do that. :)

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