Sunday, January 20, 2008

Flu Watch: Day 6

Spence is still sick.

(I would like to say that accounts for my 18 voicemail messages piling up on my cell phone, but we all know that is not really the case...)

Dave and I wake up every morning full of hope that Spence is on the mend. We chatter back and forth that we think that he's "over the hump" or "turning the corner." We even flirt with the idea that he'll eat some solid food in the afternoon. Which letter of the BRAT diet will we start with? Toast? Bananas? Spence will nurse a little. Then comes the vomit baptism. And we're back to Pedialyte, one minute nursing sessions and repeated calls to the advice nurse, who assures us these stomach bugs can last 7 to 10 days. Our optimism fades completely. We are deflated. It feels like we are failing him.

6 comments:

Emily said...

Oh no! C'mon Spence! No more vomiting! Poor little guy.

Nicola said...

Felix was sick for a REALLY long time too when he got that rotten stomach flu, and lost 1/2 a pound (which our Dr said was normal and we shouldn't worry about it, but it was hard not to)! I kept thinking he was getting better and then kaplooey, another upchucking. I feel for you and Dave, that's so hard. We're rooting for ya Spence! Its hard on those little baby tummies! Speaking of illness, Felix just started a new antibiotic for his never ending ear infection, and by golly, it worked! We feel like we haven't seen the real Felix since before xmas, and its so nice to have him back.

Anonymous said...

This sounds terrible. I hope he is better ASAP! XO, Lynn

-s- said...

So so so sorry, guys! Poor little Bug and poor parents! Maybe the upturn in the weather this week will finally kick out that nasty bug.
We are all pulling for you, Spencer!!
-s-

suzz said...

poor spencer! and poor you guys, who aren't failing him, by the way. he is just sick. he will get better. you are doing everything you can... keep the faith!!!

Kathleen said...

i am just now seeing this! i am glad he is feeling better now. it must have been so hard...
liam had a fever last weekend and we were freaked. it is unnerving when they are not feeling good.