I Caught Vomit in My Hands This Morning

I think that’s a first for me!  Even in all my years of camp counseling, youth ministry and childcare experience, I don’t believe I have had the pleasure.  🙂

Fortunately, it seems much less gross when it’s your own child.  This is her first time throwing up, and she seemed quite scared.  She can’t even keep chicken broth down, poor dear.  Any mommies want to share how they keep their little ones hydrated when they’re sick?

10 thoughts on “I Caught Vomit in My Hands This Morning

  1. Poor baby! Sorry to hear she’s sick. The first time I “caught it” was in JC Penny’s. Yeah. You’re right though, when it’s your baby its not so bad.

    I let my kids suck on wet washcloths when they won’t drink anything, and I keep a set of crazy straws in reserve so they can have a “special” drink too. It makes it a little more fun.

    Hang in there, and remember her sand pails can do double duty, LOL, keep ’em handy this weekend.

    Blessings, Carolynn

  2. I have those pedialyte popcicles in the freezer. My baby had the bug on Wed so we cracked one open and he sucked on it a little. The wash rag is a good idea…hadn’t thought of that one. Hope she is feeling better soon!

  3. Oh I’m sorry! Get well, Anja. Miles was freaked out (it’s only happened once in his three years–whew) but we just played it cool as much as possible. Which I’m sure you’re doing. Other than that, I LOVE Carolynn’s advice. What a smart Mama!

  4. Aaaannnnddd now you’re a true mom! You’re right, too, it is less gross when it’s your own child.
    My advice: Pedialyte. Tablespoon by tablespoon at first. Then start her on the brat diet once she’ll keep the pedialyte down– Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast. Hope she’s feeling better soon!

  5. I have no advice other than Pedialyte. And honestly, I’ve never had to use it. My kids tend to throw up a few times and then get over it. That’s my hope for you. I’m sure she’s scared; vomiting is CREEPY, when you think about it. Poor thing.

  6. So sorry you caught this bug, too. My one little guy usually ends up in the hospital with it (dehydrated) so I understand your concern about it. We usually have to wait until the main part of the bug is done (when they haven’t thrown up for 2 hours or more) and then we start small. My kids hate pedialyte so we do Gatorade – more flavors to choose from, too. Hang in there and hopefully no one else gets it!!!!

  7. I’m so sorry Anja is sick! Mine are always really freaked out the first time throwing up too. I try to get them to drink as much as possible RIGHT after throwing up, because even if they’re throwing up every ten minutes, SOME of it will get absorbed. Don’t worry about dehydration too much unless the throwing up goes on longer than 24 hours…chances are she is absorbing more than it seems (how is it that they can drink 4 oz and throw up 24? lol….)

    (((HUGS))) and hang in there!

  8. Boo! For sickness AND for having to ‘catch’ it in your own hands. Yech!
    I have no advice because the LG hasn’t thrown up yet – well except with her reflux when she was a newborn but that hardly counts. Let us know what worked for you though because I’m sure our turn will come.

  9. YUCK. I’m sorry–for Anja and for you. Throwing up is awful, but being the caretaker for a toddler who has the flu is no fun either. Hope she gets better soon.

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