Thursday, May 15, 2008

poor little girl

It's been a rough few days around here. Abby has come down with one wicked stomach virus that had us at the on-call doctor this evening. Now I try to be a level headed Mom, but when you're five year old is laying on the ground, in the fetal position crying that she's going to die from all the pain she's in. Well you start to freak out a little bit. Maybe, just internally so you don't freak out everybody else in the vicinity, but in your head you're definitely thinking the most awful things. So off to the doc we went a very quiet and subdued Abby in tow. It's odd to see her so quiet. She's usually my little chatterbox. The last few days have left her with little to say. Adding insult to injury, she missed school on Tuesday, her day to be the VIP. And today was the day of her big class trip to the Butterfly Conservatory. The J/K's and the S/K's were going together. Abby was very excited about that since she has a couple of friends in the J/K class. And Grandma Sandi had volunteered to go along as a chaperone. So we added a huge serving of disappointment to the upchucking and pain.

Official word from the doc, is a nasty stomach virus, that we could give her Gravol for, but we'd likely only be prolonging the virus' stay. So she recommended gatorade and rest. The pain is coming from strained muscles and the stomach doing it's thing, working through the virus. It's been horrible watching her be so sick and not being able to do anything about it. She tosses and turns on the couch, unable to get comfortable in any position. She hasn't eaten since yesterday and most of the drinks she's ingested made their reappearance sooner than later.

But she can still make me laugh.

A drink of gatorade found the two of us in the bathroom not long afterwards. Painfully, she continued vomiting long after there was anything in her stomach. Red eyed and exhausted she turned her head to look at me and said, "I don't think that Gaviscon is working!"

I couldn't help, but laugh. I mean how does she even know what Gaviscon is?

After the doctor's and a small sip of gatorade she was worn out and ready for more sleep. She didn't even wait for her head to hit the pillow.



Leah said...

awwwwwwwww poor baby!!!!!!!!!! That breaks my heart! And that fetal postion stuff would have freaked me out too. When I was having pain like that, assuming it was from all the vomitting, it turned out to be APENDICITIS!!!! I had surgery at 9pm the next night and spent several days in the hospital on high doses on antibiotics to fight the infection. So seeing a small child doing that would have panicked me completely!

I wish her a SPEEDY recovery, and hopefully there's enough time left of school to reschedule her VIP day?????? HUGS to her!!

Norma-ann at The Mommy Project. said...

Ahhh, Abby! I didn't realize she even missed her V.I.P. day. Poor girl. And, yes, Maddie was very excited about getting to go out with the J.K.'s. Just figures, eh? I really hope she is feeling better soon. So stressful to have to see your little one feeling so sick like that.

Merry said...

Poor Abby, I hope she gets better very, very soon. I too had a unusually quiet, lethargic, pukey child this week. It is the hardest thing in the world to know that they feel awful & not be able to do anything about it. Sending hugs your & Abby's way!

darlene said...

hi, hope Abby is feeling better today

Karen said...

Aw, poor Abby. I feel for you and her. When Hope was sick those weeks back with something similar, i had the same fears about something really being wrong. Even when the doctor tells you that it is something normal like a virus, it is still painful to see them go through it all.

Shan said...

Leah - that was one of the things going through my mind. And there should be enough time for her to get to be VIP again.

Normie - yeah it was really crappy timing, but she's very excited about the end of the year trip and Grandma Sandi volunteered to go along on that one.

Merry - thanks we both appreciate them. I hope Evan is back to himself.

Darlene - she's a bit better thanks.

Karen - I know it's heart wrenching.