Mar 17, 2010
*Caden is a two year old that I watch during the week days.
Oh, no PLEASE no!!!
I look at my husband that was sitting across from me and he was covered in vomit. It was all over his nice work clothes!
Little man was projectile vomiting the bottle he just had.
I have been faced with a few emergency situations before and I have an erie way of remaining calm. Why was an infant vomiting an emergency situation? If you've missed what's been going on in the last month you can catch up on little man's hospital stays and surgery because of vomiting here , here , and here.
It was a big deal.
I had never seen so much vomit. He literally threw up all 8oz of his bottle. Afterwards his body became lifeless and lethargic.
I looked hubby in the eye "Here are the keys take him out to the vehicle and I will clean everything up."
Hubby wiped little man's face and out the door they went.
I got up and started wiping the seat down with napkins. There was a puddle on the floor, it was all over the seat and there was a trail behind hubby walking.
While wiping it up I felt every emotion possible. Anger, overwhelming sadness, and utter confusion. I was having some words with God. I was fighting back tears as I could feel "the lump" in my throat.
Are we really dealing with this again. Please God no. He can't go through that again.
I got the food to go, grabbed my purse, and held Caden's hand as we walked out the door.
Hubby had cleaned up little man the best he could and I was on the phone with our Dr.'s office who couldn't be reached because it was their lunch break.
We all loaded up. Hubby went back to work to get his computer to work from home.
I was still fighting back tears as I drove home.
Once home I bathed little man, rocked him and put him down for a nap.
Hubby got home and now we had to wait till our Dr.'s office opened up.
Little man had surgery just a month ago to fix this issue. Please not again.
Once I got a hold of the office they informed me that my Dr. was gone for spring break. I would have to see another Dr. in the practice that was not familiar with little man's medical history. We made the appointment. I sat down and wrote everything out....everything. I wanted to be prepared to answer any questions.
Caden's parents came and picked him up and we got ready to go.
Hubby loaded up little man.
Extra set of clothes....check
Where's the DIAPER BAG?!
Hubby started franticly looking around the house.
No where to be found.
"Do you think we left it at the restaurant?" I asked really not wanting that to be the answer
"I will call them" replied hubby
On our way to the Dr. he called and sure enough we had left it at the restaurant. I was just thankful that it was still there and someone didn't take off with it.
At the Dr.'s appointment. She could tell that we were really concerned and we weren't leaving till we had answers.
She checked his ears and came to the conclusion that he had a double ear infection. She thinks that because the ear infections are so severe and because he is congested that is what induced the vomiting.
We breathed a little sigh of relief as we loaded back in the vehicle and headed to the neighboring town to retrieve our diaper bag.
Little man had a hard time getting to sleep that evening but ended up sleeping through the night. I'm so thankful that it isn't anything worse. Now anytime we see vomit we immediately think the worst.
If you've made it this far through the story thanks for taking the time to read all of it! Little man is doing better with his ear infections but still fighting them.
*Remember tomorrow is the before/after blog hop! See you all then!