Saturday, April 19, 2008

Sad day

Sophia has strep throat. I've always thought that strep-throat and throwing up were two of the most awful of life's experiences. And my poor, helpless, little 2 year old suffered both in our bed all night long last night. It was awful. We didn't know she had strep 'till Ross took her to Urgent Care today. We just knew she was burning up, and obviously super uncomfortable and starting early this morning, throwing up like every 20 minutes, regardless of her obvious best efforts to keep it in. (I thought of you, Sarah, how you'd rather suffer the nausea than let it out.) That was my little Sophi-bug. "Do you have to throw up?" and she'd shake her head no, holding her mouth, trying not to let herself cough. Is this too many details? It was just one of the most heartbreaking mommy-moments... or mommy days, yet. She was just so horrified every time she had to go through it again. And there's no way to take it away. Awful.

So she and Ross are asleep upstairs right now, VERY out of the ordinary for us. We've never had success with the whole "bring her in bed, it will be kind of fun, cuddling with our little girl" thing. She ends up wanting pancakes or jelly beans or the park at like 2 am. And clobbering both of us until we give up on the idea of sleep and let her be the queen of the world. Who are we kidding? Like we're ever in charge.

It's hard to blog these days. I'm kind of missing it.

The house is still a wreck but as of this morning the plastic bubble has been UNstapled from the walls and while it is without flooring or paint, that corner of my house IS accessible, which is a VAST improvement. It means I have so much more light in my house and that I have the use of my laundry room! I think I've done like 6 loads this afternoon. And yes, I know what you're thinking, lucky timing since last night was a vomit-on-sheets fest. Sigh. In a mere couple of weeks, our brand-new house might actually resemble a ...ahem.... brand new house.

10 comments:

Lowdogg said...

This post is hours old and no comments? Incredible.

Throwing up is the worst. Sorry for little Sophia. Hang in there, and make sure my room is ready for June.

koko bean..... said...

Lillie I am so sorry to hear about Sophia. Strep throat is the awful and throwing up is even worst. I also hate it when you feel helpless to your kids. Whenever any of mine are sick or in a lot of pain I just wish I could trade places with them instead of watching them suffer. I hope Mila doesn't get it. Good luck and if you need anything let us know. Remember popsicles help with the pain in the throat and will also help bring down a fever...

Lowdogg said...

Lil- Poor Sophia! And poor you guys. I am kind of selfish when my kids are sick- I'm sad for them but also very sad for myself and the added work/late nights/etc. I know it's bad but true. Hang in there!

Lacy

Lindsay & Weston said...

I'm so sorry! I experienced Nate throwing up last week for the first time and I have to say it is AWFUL to watch your baby barf. I've never felt so helpless. I hope she feels better soon.

And once the house is put together & Sophia is healthy, I look forward to more frequent Lillie posts.

S.A.S. said...

I'm SO SO sad for Soph. I can't imagine the pain and horror of throwing up COUPLED with the worst kind of sore throat you can have. Poor thing - I'm glad she has such a loving mommy. Nothing makes you feel better when you're yucky than a soft cool pillow and a mom who will ease the pain as much as she can.

Hope she gets better soon - did they give her antibiotics??

Brandon or Michelle. said...

terrible! sooo glad you had a functioning washer/dryer though, and i'm hoping she's feeling better now, on monday.

sigh...won't you appreciate the home THAT MUCH MORE when things are finally in order! so sorry that you've had to live through all this first though.

Erin Marriott said...

Oh Lillie, that's horrible!! Poor thing...poor you, poor everyone. Isn't it sad to see your kids sick? It's like they're so helpless, and don't even know why this is happening to them. When my little Lillie had the flu, I kept changing the sheets, but what I finally did was layed her on a (thick) towel on my bed, let her throw up on that, then I could just pick it up, and replace it with another towel. She could never make it to the toilet, and instead of having an entire TRAIL of throw up, it took a few times of this routine for me to get it. Duh. Anyway, I hope she's feeling better, and maybe you can get a nap today after your LONG weekend of the sickies. I'm sorry, not fun at all!!

Sarie said...

It takes a lot of sickness and plastic tarps taped to your walls to crave normality for once! All this mess will really help you appreciate just having a normal day of eating goldfish crackers with the girls and paying bills! Good luck Lillie.

Rebecca said...

Oh oh no. So sorry to follow your every move like it's going to be my move in jsut a couple of months (why do I do that? I don't know) but I'm so sad for when the Wee gets sick for the first time.

VERN said...

Poor Sophia. I hate when kids get sick. Hopefully she's feeling better soon.
Let me know the measurements of the blinds. We need to have lunch soon :)
take care