Sunday, January 5, 2014

Sucks when your kids get sick.

Last night, my imp woke up screaming and crying around eleven.  He said his throat hurt, then screeched and stretched his head up on his neck as far as it would go--a sign of heartburn, I thought.  I got him up, and got him an antacid, while he was still screeching and crying on his daddy's lap...and he starts gagging.  I got him over the nearly empty trash just in time for him to have a major vomit episode. 

This is not the first time since he got past his acid reflux as a much smaller child, but it seems like he's still terrified while it's going on.  It is, quite frankly, heartbreaking to have your child crying hysterically between heaves because they're sick and scared.

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  1. Before I started taking medication, I had a few episodes of waking to find I was choking on reflux. It was a horrible feeling and the burning cough would continue, until I coughed the stomach contents out of my lungs.

    I can't imagine having the same symptoms when I was a child, or the terrible feeling of watching my own child suffer, with little to do but provide comfort.

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    1. He scared the crap out of us at three weeks of age--while he was still in the NICU (he was born eight weeks early, and spent his first five weeks in the hospital). He developed really bad reflux, which was exacerbated by the additive that they put into his milk to help him get enough nutrients and gain weight faster. We ended up needing a prescription of Prevacid for him for his first two years. I thought he'd completely grown out of it...guess not.

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    2. If parents knew what they would have to endure in terms of their offspring, the race would have ceased to exist millennium ago.

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    3. If women vividly remembered the pain of childbirth, they'd have murdered the men for thinking about coming anywhere near them, and the race would have ceased to exist at its first generation.

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  2. Poor thing. It's never fun when they're sick, and when they know how much pain is coming, it's even worse. Hope it didn't last long.

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    1. Less than a minute and a half, so no. And then, he wanted to curl up in my lap and go back to sleep with me holding him. And this is the boy who runs away, yelling "I don't like hugs and kisses!" whenever I offer a lap.

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