Sunday, September 12, 2010

the flu epidemic

phew. i'm pretty sure that ever since we stepped foot in our new home, we have been blessed with some awesome illness. the first week, max and i both got a nasty cold, complete with sneezing, coughing, and headaches galore.

little did i know, that was nothing in comparison to what the next week held for us.

allow me to give you a glimpse of our past week:

last sunday night: we were enjoying a delicious dinner of spaghetti, garlic stix, and salad, when max lost the entire contents of his stomach. alllllll of it came out. and it just didn't stop coming. i seriously had no idea that so much food could fit inside a tiny body. it completely caught us off guard, but we didn't think much of it. we cleaned him up, and danny decided to feed him some more while i was holding him. not a good idea. a few minutes later, all of that food was covering me. yummmmm.

that night, our poor little guy would wake up every twenty-thirty minutes to try to get a little more out. i have never seen him so completely exhausted and tired. it was extremely hard for both of us to see our little boy in so much pain, but there really wasn't anything we could do. danny slept on his floor the entire night {i had to move to the bed around 2 am} and was there with a towel the minute he heard max gagging. luckily, danny had monday off for labor day but we were all so exhausted, we didn't do a whole lot.

monday: i started feeling sick. no throwing up, but tons of nausea. awesome. on danny's day off he took care of not one, but TWO sick people. max threw up a little in the morning, but was pretty good the rest of the day.

tuesday: danny back to work...even though today was the day that danny felt sick. he is such a trooper. after being thrown up on twice, max and i laid in bed basically the entire day. i would feed max a few sips of pedialyte, and minutes later he would be asleep again. it broke my heart.

wednesday: a few gags, but i'm pretty sure we steered clear of vomit. however, his menu as of late has consisted of only pedialyte, toast, and banana's.

thursday: no throwing up, yayyyy!! we thought the worst was over...

friday: max did great until that evening when he threw up again!! booo. {probably too much sugar from jenny's wedding reception...}

saturday: max was back to his happy self, eating basically anything we would put on his tray. we still stayed away from anything super sugary + fatty but he seemed like he was doing great.

until right before bath time and he completely lost it. allllll over danny. i'm pretty sure everything that he consumed during the day was covering the bathroom floor. we were at my parents, so mom helped clean all of us up and then we stuck him in the bath were he proceeded to give himself a gigantic goose egg on his noggin. we sure are awesome parents, huh??

and today: i felt horrible again! max didn't throw up at all today {such a blessing} so danny took him to church while i rested and tried to catch up on lost sleep.

we've all been feeling a little bit better this evening but oh my goodness. i'm scared for what this week ahead holds! our house is still such a mess from trying to move in, and i have very little motivation to do anything. at. all.

so, i apologize for the downer of a post, but if you want to send tips/suggestions/encouragement my way, i wouldn't mind one bit!


  1. Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear about your rotten week. I wish I had some advice, but I've got nothing. I would have no idea what to do with a throwing up baby. I'll be keeping you guys in my prayers! Love you!

  2. That sounds awful! Thankfully we got the exercist flu BEFORE we moved and I passed Brinley to my mom for 2 days while Ryan and I recovered. AND THEN my MOM got it and I felt horrible. Buuut Brin never got it. It was great, but I have no idea how she missed that bullet.

    Flu is nooo good. I'll pray for you this week! I hate feeling sick. But, would you rather have the flu or morning sickness??? ummmmm...toss up!

  3. oh my goodness that sounds so awful! im so sorry!! i hope the worst is over!

  4. Poor thing. I remember the first we had real throw up. Not just baby yuck. My heart goes out to you. This too shall pass.

  5. Your poor little family! I am so sorry. I am glad that things are looking up though, on the sick end. Hopefully it's a better week for you!

  6. Jessie! Oh, sweet Jessie. I am so, so sorry. I would rather be in labor without an epidural than be sick with the stomach flu. Not joking. And I would know, right?

    Things can only go up from here :)

    Will you guys be home (Nephi) Sunday or are you going to family's homes? We will be driving home from St George and would love to stop by, if you will be there! We miss you guys.

  7. Oh your poor, poor girl. I am so sorry. There HAS to be an end to this, right? Hang in there!! Love you guys!!

  8. Man that is awful!! Good luck girl! Something is going around James and I have been fighting being sick for about a week too. Let me know if I can bring you some dinner because that is one thing I can do! call me 949.632.0334

  9. Jessie I am SO sorry! I don't think there is anything worse than throwing up.... and then to have Max be the one doing it, having to clean it up and watch him be so sick? I am so sorry!! Hang in there, I know that once you guys get settled in to your place you are going to love it and knowing you, you'll make it adorable and make the best of whatever comes your way! I love you for that! Keep your chin up! :)

  10. This sounds like a nightmare. I'm SO HAPPY that its over for you now (read your first post). I have to say I am dreading Jayne's first puke sickness. Puking is the worst thing in the world and I wish it upon no one... especially babies! Max is lucky to have such awesome parents though for when he is sick.

    Miss you guys like crazy!

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