February 4, 2009

The bucket

Last night, Jeanette came over and I was telling her about how lucky we are that Jack's been so healthy. No ear infections, few fevers, no stomach flu . . . yeah, I said all of this out loud.

Which, of course, is the equivalent of putting my thumbs in my ears, wiggling my fingers and yelling "you can't catch me" to Fate.

We were supposed to be watching my niece Emma today but I had to call my sister-in-law about a half hour before she was supposed to be here to let her know that Jack woke up throwing up. He proceeded to throw up 7 times before 8 AM. Neither Kyle nor I do well with watching people throw up, but we've been forced to work through that today.

So, the three of us have been sitting in bed with a blue bucket watching Little Einsteins and Finding Nemo. Jack is pretty good about hitting the bucket . . . as long as he makes it there on time. Kyle and I are both feeling queezy, but I'm sure it's from watching Jack be sick more than it is us being sick.

If there's a bright side, it's that we were already planning on staying home today. But I seriously hope that this bug doesn't last long.


Sara Neufeld said...

It's so true. Anytime I say something like that, AJ says "Why are you saying that out loud??!!" For example when I say, "He is sleeping so well." and then he immediately wakes up. :)

Maria W. said...

Hope it goes by quickly...not sure if you have gotten to the point of Dr. Moore's BRAT diet after throwing up has stopped.
Let us know if there is anything we can do for you guys besides pray you don't get it also:)

Kyle Luke said...

I just read online that the BRAT diet isn't a great idea because it doesn't give them the nutrients that they need when they're recovering . . . I need to call them.

But right now, we're trying a tablespoon of water at a time. And that hasn't stayed down yet.

Maria W. said...

I guess I haven't asked about puking in a couple years...let me know what they new protocol is.

Erin K. said...

How funny - our bucket is also blue. And, we also had to use it yesterday. :( At least for us it was just one time!

I hope Jack feels better soon!

Jeanette said...

I'm sorry...poor Jack.