Monday, June 7, 2010

WHAT??!? A stomach virus, NOW! Are you kidding me?

Late last night after the kids were all tucked in, David and I were still busy working when Colin appeared downstairs holding his stomach and crying. Once he got close it was apparent from the stench that he had been sick, very sick. I went upstairs to see what the damage was while David cleaned up Colin. Upstairs I found Alonzo still fast asleep while Colin's bed and the carpet between the beds was covered in the most revolting mess. I scooped up the bed linens and headed downstairs toss them in the washer and get some lysol, old rags and gloves to deal with the rest of mess. David met me upstairs and took the cleaning supplies from me and handled the rest of the mess. I really do love him. How many men would clean barf for their wives? Alonzo slept through the whole thing even though his bed is less than two feet from Colin's How anyone could sleep through that stench is beyond me.

This morning Colin is tucked in on the couch watching Scooby Doo while the other kids are off at school. I am trying to stay on schedule even though I am dealing with waves of nausea. I simply do not have time to be sick. I managed to survive 4 pregnancies with morning sickness and still get done what I needed to, I can do this. There is one problem. Today is the day I am supposed finish up the kitchen, clean out the fridge so all my dishes and good storage containers are clean and ready to pack when the movers arrive on Wednesday. Cleaning the fridge when you are already nauseated is not a lot of fun. Plus if this runs like pas stomach viruses the rest of them should be sick in bed barfing while the movers are here. This could turn out to be a very interesting week.

10 comments:

Donna said...

No, no, no! I am feeling sorry for you, and just a wee bit queasy after reading your description. Bathe 'em all in hand sanitizer, quick!

Z. Marie said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Good luck!

Daniela Swider said...

Oh, this sucks! I am sorry you are having to deal with a nasty stomach bug, while preparing for packout. Hope you all feel better soon!

Shannon said...

Turns out I can only do a stomach bug for so long before I simply give in and go to sleep. Slept half the afternoon but still managed to get most of the things on my list done. No I am calling it a day and heading to bed early.

Bfiles said...

Oh, no!!!! I am so feeling your pain. Hope you can sleep it off- you are so kind to comment on my blog in the midst of your own chaos! Crossing fingers that everyone else stays healthy and you wake up feeling great.

Jen said...

Hope the sleep helps and that no one else gets sIck!

Jill said...

Seriously, as if you really needed this now? Here's hoping you woke up feeling much better today!

Indonesia-Eats said...

I've had that experience about 3 months ago. It was so nasty. Hope you feeling better!

Shannon said...

Terima Kasih, Thank you, I am feeling much better today. I had a browse around your website and was so pleased to find so many recipes for Indonesian food, I have already book marked it. I can’t wait to try some, my husband has been after me to figure out ayam bakar. We lived in Jakarta for 2 years and really miss it. The people, the food, it such a wonderful country!

Connie said...

Oh NO!!! I sure hope the rest of the family stays well... no fun at all. The only good thing about stomach viruses, is that they don't last long. Hope that's the case for poor Colin!