Monday, June 2, 2008

recovering from illness and three-year-old logic

Many readers already know that Sarah had a stomach bug of some sort yesterday. She got sick at church and continued to vomit the rest of the day and into the evening. We couldn't even get liquids to stay down.

We kept a bucket next to her all day, and when she went to bed last night we placed the bucket on the floor next to her. We also placed a towel on the bed (in case she couldn't reach the bucket). About 2 a.m., she woke up and wanted some water. Thankfully, this time it stayed down. She stayed snuggled in our bed for awhile, then returned to her own room. After I got her tucked back into her bed, I placed the towel next to her again. Sarah panicked. "No, I don't need that anymore!" she shrieked frantically. I guess in her mind, if the towel wasn't there it somehow would guarantee that she wouldn't have to use it!

Anyway, today she is doing better. She has toast and part of an egg, and she has drunk water and ginger ale and a bit of chamomile tea. All are staying down just fine, so the worst seems to be over. I guess taking the towel away really was the key to her getting better! ;)

1 comment:

Tana said...

glad she's feeling better!