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Murphy’s Law or Scientific Fact?

September 25, 2008

That is the question today. Is it Murphy’s Law or proven science that kids only throw-up at night? The Big One has puked once during the day time and of late, several times at night. {that is a different issue, and I am creating a spreadsheet to track the episodes, to try and figure out what’s causing it!}

Two nights ago, our last night in San Diego, the Big One started screaming at 2 a.m. She proclaimed very loudly that she did NOT want to get sick. I reassured her she was fine and that she could go back to bed. All was quiet for about 30 minutes then the screaming began, followed by little feet racing to the bathroom.  (as sad as all the recent puking has been , thank God she has gotten what the cues are and can get herself to the bathroom before the retching begins.)

Usually she is a one-puke kind of kid. She purges it all and then quietly goes back to sleep. Not this night. The poor kid puked for two and a half hours. Yes all the food was gone after the second time, but she continued to dry heave and pull up bile for 150 minutes.

It was awful. I felt horrible for her.

At about 4:30 a.m. she was so tired she finally fell asleep curled up on my lap on the bathroom floor. Sounds great, right? Not so much. Each time she moved, her little body punished her with more retching. But since she was so tired she didn’t even wake up. So we sat there on the floor both covered in yuck for an hour.

Who knew that a kid could continue to puke for a long time without even waking up? Needless to say I did get to utilize the roll and remove technique that you my fabulous readers taught me.  Granted by the time we were both on our third shirts, I gave up and we both slept for about 2 hours in the puked on clothes. We didn’t have anything left since we were still at grandma and grandpa’s house.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 25, 2008 12:31 pm

    Oh no!! That is so sad. I hope she is feeling better soon, and I hope you stay healthy. 😦

  2. Kalinda permalink
    September 25, 2008 8:26 pm

    Oh I feel so badly for her! I can’t imagine what her poor little body feels like after all that retching. I just want to cry for her (and you!) 😦

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