At the moment there is gastro going around all of Tasmania. Last week Jalen got it, and then Aaron and Noah. Aaron went out for a treatment with Marlo on her MORA when he wasn't well, and I was telling her that I hardly ever get sick and must have a 'stomach of steel' as nothing ever really touches me like gastro. Boy did I speak too soon!
On Tuesday night Noah had really bad diarrhea. I was changing his nappy and started to feel sick, and thought it was because I just ate a little packet of twisties. I didn't think much of it until I went to bed and really started to feel like I was going to vomit. From 1am until about 8am I was up and down to the toilet all night - vomiting until there was nothing left to bring up :(
Aaron decided to take a carers day and stay home to help as Noah was still going to be home from school and there was no way I could look after him as well as Kobe and Harri. Aaron had to go up to school early to get out all his students books etc for the relief teacher, so he took Harri and Kobe with him. Supposedly school started and the relief teacher still hadn't shown up, so Aaron started to take his class - with the boys with him! Aaron said Kobe was the centre of attention with all the students oohing and aahing over him and wanting a hold.
I spent most of the morning sleeping as the nausea settled down for a while. It was nice knowing Aaron was dealing with the boys and he is great with them, but I couldn't help worrying about Noah all day. I kept asking him 'how's Noah? can you change his position? does he need suctioning? what's his poo like? (something we always talk about in our house!), has Noah had his feed, has Noah had his meds?'. I felt terrible as I really wanted to help him, but just felt so bad and couldn't. I was so bad I couldn't even really sit at the computer for more than a minute as my head was pounding and my body was aching. While I was in bed Kobe kept coming in, wanting me to play with him. He would grizzle until I would pick him up and put him on the bed with me. No doubt he will have it next.
When Kobe was born Marlo gave us this great little present of a homeopathic first aid kit. It has bottles of little pillules which are different remedies for different conditions. All day I was popping pills every half an hour. I'm sure they helped my tummy to settle down a lot. They actually taste really nice, so Harri wanted some as he said 'I'm sick too'. I told him that meant he couldn't go to school then and all of a sudden he felt better and didn't need any pills!
I was so glad Aaron could stay home - I don't know how I would have coped without him there. Mum happened to pop in while she was in town doing jobs, and it was nice to have her helping as well. Hopefully we haven't spread it back to her again as she has already had it.
By mid afternoon I was feeling a lot better and able to get out of bed, but by 6pm the nausea came back and my temp went right up and I was lying on the couch shivering and feeling like I was going to vomit. I felt so good (and hungry!) at tea time that I ended up eating but probably shouldn't have so early as it made me feel really sick again.
I went to bed early last night and woke up this morning happy that I slept most of the night and didn't even feel like vomiting! I'm feeling so much better today. Aaron said this morning that I was so bad yesterday he was thinking he would have to get onto LDS Singles.com to find a new wife as I was looking so bad last night! Nice to know he cares!!! ;)