It ain't too purdy around this hood, so I would HIGHLY recommend keeping clear. Nathan started blowing out of both ends yesterday (isn't that a nice picture?), and I have to say that he really scared us last night. He just wouldn't stop throwing up and had very little muscle control. I would have to hold him upright just so he could throw up because he had such little muscle strength. We were definitely contemplating taking him in to the ER, but as soon as he finished throwing up all the bile in his belly, he perked up almost immediately. All in all, the poor kiddo threw up 15 times in 3 hours. We were so relieved and thankful that he did relatively well with such a violent virus.
I woke up about every 45 minutes to give him some Pedialyte for a majority of the night to make sure he would remain stable metabolically, and he is doing great today. He is tired and weak, but he is almost back to himself. It is so hard right now since we don't know what is going on with him metabolically. Harsh sicknesses like this have the ability to make him turn for the worst really fast, but he seemed to do okay despite the fact that he was so sick. And it is so wonderful to see him look so much better today.
On the other hand, Jay and the girls were about 100 yards from the church parking lot this morning when Emma threw up for the first time. He stripped her down to her skivvies and turned the van towards home again. She's gotten sick a couple more times, but she is keeping some Pedialyte down pretty well right now.
After Abby not having a fever for the past couple of days, it has returned to the 100 degree range. Em and Nate haven't had a fever through this virus, so I think Abby has something completely different.
We've all just sat around in our jammies and watched movies...in fact, the girls were introduced to the crazy world of The Wizard of Oz this afternoon, and they were quite impressed. Those flying monkeys still give me the creeps, but whatevah. Here's hoping there will be no nightmares tonight...for me.
Through all of this (and in the week of thankfulness), I am TRULY thankful that the kids waited to get this sick until we got home. I could not imagine having to make the long trip home from Kentucky with puking younguns. It's so great to be home...where today's high temp was 68 degrees. Sah-weet!