Monday, February 16, 2015

Mom's Don't Get Sick Days

Have you seen that commercial where the man goes to tell Dave that he's sick and he just doesn't think he can work today, then the camera changes directions and you see that he's talking to his baby boy? I just love that commercial, it's so creative. Well, the past 2 weeks, I've felt that's dad's pain. And I can't tell you how bad I've wanted to take a "sick day".

The stomach virus has hit our house hard! It's mean and vicious and attacks any and everyone! Last Monday, Brady started running fever. I tried to keep him away from the babies as much as possible. During the night, he continued to run fever, so Tuesday morning I took him to the doctor. He was tested for flu and strep; thankfully, both came back negative. It was just a virus that had to run it's course. Later that day, he started having diarrhea.!!!!! The smell was horrible! He was a sick kid for about 2-3 days. Then it was over. Thursday, Gracie started feeling bad and having stomach issues. Well, Friday I started feeling yucky, but I was able to keep from getting sick. However, Sunday night, it hit me pretty hard. Thankfully, Steven stayed home Monday and let me rest (so I guess I did get a mama sick day). By Tuesday, all the babies were sick! All five of them were vomiting, had diarrhea, were running fever, and overall very fussy. This past Tuesday was by far the hardest day we've had since the babies have been home from the NICU. It was nonstop sickness, cleaning up, and laundry all day long!!! Talk about wearing a mama out. I don't know what I'd do if I didn't have so much help, probably go crazy, it honestly took 3 people at a time to keep up with everything that was going on. I took Gracie to the doctor Wednesday and he said they had the Rota virus and that it could last several days. Not what I wanted to hear! Thursday, it attacked it's last victim, Steven. I'm hopeful and praying that it's almost over. Everyone is feeling much better, Brant is still dealing with some diarrhea (we took him to the ER Saturday night because we were worried he was dehydrated, thankfully he wasn't).
Gracie (l) & Tessa (r) 

Gracie dressed and looking cute for a doctor's appointment.

Brant was wrapped up like a burrito at the ER. They had to draw blood and this was the best way to hold him still. 

By Sunday (yesterday) they were starting to play again.

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