Summer Sick Days

by beagooddad on July 18, 2008

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Pookie is sick. Bad stomach sick. He hasn’t eaten in a couple days because the food just will not stay down. He even had trouble keeping fluids down. So far this morning his been drinking about 1/2 inch of water every fifteen minutes and it seems to be sticking so maybe we are on the road to recovery.

I did learn a few interesting things during this.

  • It is possible to feed a baby, help a kid change his clothes, and clean up puke all at the same time. These types of things normally don’t tend to happen when I am home alone with the kids.
  • Pookie clearly understands being sick. He will tell us that his belly itches, will aim at a garbage can or into the toilet if you get him there in time, and loves to lay around watching TV and cuddling with stuffed animals.
  • Geetle clearly understands Pookie being sick. When the original incident occured, I was in another room. She ran to me and yelled, “Come quick. It’s an emergency.” Last night, Geetle and I went to Kyuki-Do. In the car, she randomly said, “I feel sorry that Pookie is sick.” During the ride home, she talked to BeAGoodMom on the phone and right away asked how Pookie was feeling.

Unfortunately, she just ran into the office because Pookie threw up (it’s more of a spit up at this point) again. It looks like it is time to call the doctor and see if we should bring him in.

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