Sunday, January 13, 2008

Sick

Today we were supposed to go to Brooklyn for the christening of our friends Ryan and Maria's son. Zion had a bit of a runny nose, but we didn't plan to let him too near the baby and the rest of us were fine, so off we headed.

Shortly after we crossed the Tappan Zee bridge our "check engine" light came on. It was soon followed by the oil pressure light, and since Robert and I are both pretty damn ignorant of cars we decided to play it safe and turn around. I called Kenny (we were going to stop in for a visit there, too) and left a message on Maria's cell explaining what had happened and lamenting my totally lame-assity.

As the day wore on, Zion developed a cough. He wasn't as active as he usually is, either. As we sat down to dinner he announced that his stomach hurt (which caused Liel, little mimic that she is, too immediatly exclaim that her vagina hurt!). We didn't push the food, but he ate a few bites of salad. About 4 minutes later he repeated that his stomach hurt, coughed really hard, and starting retching. With impeccable aim he vomited all over his untouched dinner. Round 2 hit the dining room floor, round 3 the bathroom floor, and round 4 the toilet. After a little cuddling with daddy he announced that he wanted to go to bed a full hour early. When I gave him his bedtime kiss his face was very, very hot :( Hopefully this passes quickly and doesn't take too many of the rest of us with it.

3 comments:

the main stitch upholstery said...

that is terrible. it is so hard to take care of sick babies! good luck and i hope all future rounds of vomit hit the toilet. i give my kids tupperware to carry around with them when they are sick. poor liel. i hope all is well down south with her. it is nice to have sympathy pains for your brother. her quilt should be there any time now.

familymclean said...

Oh no! This sounds exactly like what we have been going through here!! Not fun at all! I sure hope it passes quickly, it seem s pretty catchy. We got it from my lilest bro and sis, who picked it up while in Chicago over christmas, sooo feeling for you!

Stacie said...

Poor Zion...

OMG Liel...her "vagina hurt"