What a night! Ds started with stomach pains around 5:30 and I just knew what was coming. Dd started Friday morning at 5:30 with those same pains and an hour later was tossing her cookies for 24 hours. Ds started an hour later and went til after 3:30am this morning. Then the diarrhea and low-grade fever started. Just like dd did. So, I got very minimal sleep last night and ds I am sure got less than I did. He said he was afraid of throwing up in his sleep. Bless his heart. Being that he’s an Asperger kid, being sick is a bit harder than a normal kid. One of his conversations with me went like this:
DS: my muscles all hurt on my tummy and my ribs hurt.
ME: honey, that’s because you’ve been throwing up for over 3 hours now.
DS: is it supposed to do that mom?
ME: yes…you know like when you laugh a lot and your tummy muscles hurt?
DS: uh huh
ME: well, it’s the same concept. you’re using muscles that you don’t normally use and it makes them tired and achy.
DS: are you SURE that’s normal mom?
ME: yes honey…it’s normal
My dad was on the phone with me during the conversation and he was giggling. Kids are so innocent. I love it.
So, today will be doing laundry (that I’ve been trying to do since Friday of last week) and making sure ds gets some naps in and hopefully I can nap then too.
I took dd to school at 7:30 and she won’t need to be picked up til mid to late afternoon.
Hope you all have a great day.