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Thanksgiving Weekend From Hell

I can say without a doubt that this has been the WORST Thanksgiving we’ve ever experienced.

We got the Norovirus.

The only one that seems to have been spared is my oldest son, Daniel. Yep. Sir nummies got it Sunday and vomited all morning. Thankfully after a LOT of nursing, the magical breastmilk seems to have done its job and he was back to his happy self by late afternoon. I wish I could say the same for myself.

It seems to have lasted longer with me and even as I type this I am miserable and in pain. I’ve suffered from two migraines and a third will probably hit soon because it looks like it’ll rain.

I am trying to have high hopes that the rest of this week improves.

Not Over Yet
As of now, Tuesday SUPER EARLY MORNING. My oldest son Daniel has started vomiting. I had hoped one of the boys would be spared but sadly, everyone in my household is having to deal with this evil illness. I got him cleaned up, on the couch, vomit bowl and gingerale in hand, and cartoons on the TV.

Keep Danny in your thoughts please!

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posted on November 29th 2010 at 11:50AM CST

Oh no! You’re still feeling pukey? :( Sorry to hear that. I hope you’re up and feeling 100% soon!

posted on November 29th 2010 at 12:00PM CST

I normally ALWAYS feel a bit nauseated, ever since I got mono the first time, but to see Keith heal in about 48 hours, the baby in less than 24 hours… and here I am on Day 3 and still feeling awful… ugh.

The only plus side is both kids are asleep right now lol

posted on November 29th 2010 at 11:53AM CST

Make sure you keep your fluids up love, esp. with you BFing at the same time. Hot chocolate tastes the same coming back up as it does going down if you’re struggling (my #1 tip with morning sickness, too!) heh

posted on November 29th 2010 at 12:01PM CST

Fluids have been hard to do, Keith bought me grapes last night and that’s helped somewhat.

I suffer from severe hyperemesis with my pregnancies so this was like some crazy flashback lol.

posted on November 29th 2010 at 11:56AM CST

That SUCKS! I’m sorry!

Yes, lemon vitamin water also tastes the same going down as coming back up, which is why I hear that it’s the preferred drink of moms with morning sickness.

Stay in bed, hydrate, and all that jazz.

posted on November 29th 2010 at 12:05PM CST

I’ve not really gotten out of bed since Saturday morning heh.

Oh geez, see I suffer from severe hyperemesis with my pregnancies and since this started I’ve been having CRAZY pregnancy dreams. I joked with Keith that if I wasn’t also on AF (yes, got AF during all of this too), I would be FREAKING out.

Danny has been a HUGE help too, playing with his baby brother so I can lay on the couch/in bed and try to exist heh.

posted on November 29th 2010 at 12:09PM CST

Ugh that sucks! I hope you feel better soon… I have been battling some kind of nasty cold/respiratory issue… which made Thanksgiving suck too. I couldn’t breathe or take anything… oh or taste the food.

I hope everyone is 100% soon!

posted on November 30th 2010 at 6:59AM CST

Oh geez, seems like everyone is getting sick! I am hoping Christmas is sick-free lol.

the grumbles
posted on November 29th 2010 at 12:17PM CST

every time i stop by it looks different around here– but right now it is especially lovely! love your header, love your comment form, A+.

sorry everyone was sick, i hate the holidays. :(

posted on November 30th 2010 at 7:03AM CST

Thank you!

Oh for real, I freaking cried that it seems like every holiday, every birthday, ends up miserable heh.

posted on November 29th 2010 at 12:17PM CST

Oh Dear I do hope that you feel better soon.Drink lots of fluids.{{{hugs}}}}

posted on November 30th 2010 at 7:04AM CST

I am FINALLY feeling better today thankfully!

posted on November 29th 2010 at 1:11PM CST

I hope you feel better soon! One year I had food poisoning at Christmas and spent Christmas day in the emergency room getting re-hydrated since I couldn’t stop vomiting. It took over a week for me to get my strength back. I was a miserable experience, so you definitely have my sympathies! Your virus totally puts my current cold into perspective.

It’s probably going to take you longer to recover since you’re breastfeeding; your body can’t devote all its energies to recovery when you’ve got to make milk too.

Maybe try some fruit juice popsicles — that’s a healthy way to rehydrate that might appeal to you.

Hang in there! We’re all sending you good thoughts.

posted on November 30th 2010 at 7:36AM CST

I barely started to feel better this morning when Danny started to vomit.

This is awful.

posted on November 30th 2010 at 10:30AM CST

I’m SO sorry to hear Danny has it too. How awful. I wish there was something we could do for you… :::hugs:::

Pacific Druid
posted on November 29th 2010 at 1:43PM CST

Holy Freakin Moley!

*running in circles for a bit* ok, ok, everyone else is on the mend, so focus on yourself! Do what you know is best for your system, and let the world tend to itself for a while while you tend to you… and please get better!

posted on November 30th 2010 at 7:37AM CST

My oldest just started to throw up a bit ago so we are not at the end just yet sadly. Ugh.

posted on November 29th 2010 at 3:03PM CST

Ugh, I totally sympathize with lousy Thanksgivings. My sister was always sick on holidays grown up and would make us all sick within days. This year I was the sick one (really sick. hospital sick.) but at least I was being well taken care of and not puking while also cleaning up puke. That sounds way, way worse. Feel better soon!!

posted on November 30th 2010 at 7:39AM CST

Oh wow, I’m glad you’re doing better! What was wrong?

Daniel just started throwing up this morning… I feel like my days are filled with illness at this point.

posted on November 29th 2010 at 4:27PM CST

I am so sorry to hear that :(. I got noro last fall and I’ve never been as sick as I was that weekend. I vomited for hours on end, and with noro, it isn’t just the vomit that kills you, as I’m sure you’re now very aware!

Mine only lasted about 20 hours, but I don’t get migrains so I can’t imagine how you’re feeling right now. Lots of fluids and gravol helped me that weekend :(

posted on November 30th 2010 at 7:40AM CST

I am still super weak and feeling crappy, but… better than I was!

Danny just started throwing up a bit ago… we REALLY thought it skipped him but we were very very very wrong ugh.

posted on December 2nd 2010 at 3:19PM CST

Hey Sarah,

Hope you’re all feeling a little better?! Sounds like total crap….or vomit!

Anyway – I love your new winter header and cool color scheme!

Relax and being happy : – )

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