Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Back From the Land of Poo and Exploding Bums


Oh, and did I mention the projectile vomit?
Well, now I can lay back and joke a bit about it, but believe me, it was no joke...Maya had a very-very nasty stomach virus that lasted for a week and left my sweet daughter sheet white and with bruise-like huge dark circles under her beautiful blue eyes.
It was a fight and I fought along my baby, helping her to cope with the high fever, terrible stomach aches, debilitating diarheea and vicious bouts of vomiting. Medicine couldn't do much, especially after it was confirmed that it is a virus, so it was up to me to keep her confortable and hydrated - that is the most important thing with stomach bugs in kids, believe me. And because I am slightly (I lied, a lot) paranoid when it comes to dehydration (if you've been reading my blog, you know that at the beginning at the year we had an awful scare after Maya went all stiff and passed out and all the tests and stuff). And because I wasn't able to buy here in Israel sticks for testing her pee (my huband bought some online and we're waiting for them to arrive) I had to run every day to the ER or the laboratory and the d0ctor's office to ask (and beg, when I had to) for a simple test to see if Maya was dehydrated or not. Thank God, she wasn't... Because she is a bit (well, a lot) spoiled and very stubborn she doesn't want to drink tea or rehydration drinks or anything that looks or tastes "suspicious". Mind you, here we have this drink for kids, Minerali, with minerals and stuff, for rehydration, but it's taste is so horrible it makes Maya throw up ( it made me gag when I tasted it, and I can eat or drink any kind of medicine or such). But in the end, I managed to trick my daughter, by adding small quantities of stuff in her grape juice ( the only liquid she wanted to drink).
I am not going to bore you with all the gory details of the last week. Yesterday I was finally able to sleep for the first time in a week and I also managed to clean the house...I scraped vomit from the walls, for godness' sake! But now Maya is feeling better and that's the most important thing and she made it without the hospital...I am so relieved!
So, you see, this was the reason of my absence from the bloggy world, and from any other worlds. When my baby is sick she becomes the highlight of my actions (well, she is usually the most important thing in my existence) and everything else just slides somewhere in the background, blurred and unimportant...


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3 comments:

boscodina said...

noi am scapat dintr-un episod din asta "virusat" cu afine . o buna prietena ce-si trateaza copilul numai homeopat mi-a spus ca exista in romania de curand intrat pe piata un medicament pe baza de afine impotriva diareei. merita comandat si avut in casa( daca nu ma insel se cheama eridiarom,merita controlat insa). noi am mers pe afine naturale sau inghetate , la masa de la 10 si de la 18 amestecate 50g afine cu o banana si in mai putin de o zi jumate totul a trecut ca prin minune.

boscodina said...

un link despre medicament(interviu cu cercetatorul roman)
http://www.scribd.com/doc/29734669/Eridiarom

Alone in Holy Land said...

Multumesc mult pentru sfat! Este binevenit si crede-ma, bine primit!