Life in the fast lane

Kidlet’s sick again.

Last week we re-introduced whole milk, and not 48 hours later he was slammed with vomiting and diarrhea. GOOD TIMES, I tell you. Twelve hours after the leaky baby started he came down with a high fever. Sad, sad baby.

I took him into the doctor on Monday, because vomiting and diarrhea seemed to point to a milk sensitivity, but I wasn’t sure where the fever fit in. His ears are infected again. And apparently diarrhea can be a symptom of an ear infection. Huh. I did not know that.

His fever is gone (YAY!), but his diarrhea is not. And ya’ll there is a LOT OF IT. And it STINKS. Ugh. Day 6 now…the doctor said that diarrhea and vomiting can strip your gut of beneficial bacteria and it can take awhile for the good stuff to come back (which would get the diarrhea under control) but I’m not sure how long “awhile” is. Kidlet’s been waking at least 2 times a night for a diaper change. He gets really upset when he poops, so I suspect the diarrhea causes some stomach cramps, and then hurts his little butt once it’s in his diaper. Poor kid.

We’re pushing probiotics on him in massive quantities to help get the good bacteria back into his gut…I’m not sure how much longer to let it go until I call the doctor. But I’m also not sure there’s anything they can do it about it. This is sort of similar to what happened in late December. That diarrhea took weeks to resolve…

Since kidlet couldn’t go to daycare earlier this week, today and tomorrow will be spent inside frantically catching up on the work I feel so behind on. Which STINKS because the weather is GORGEOUS out. Little tease of spring today and tomorrow. Bah. The only good thing is that I’ve created the BEST 80’s Pandora station and am being serenaded by the likes of Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Men at Work, and the Bangles. Ahhh…the sounds of my youth.


As far as work environments go, it’s not so bad…


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