I noticed on the kids’ “report cards” from their montessori school on Friday did not have any poops listed. Zero. Neither kid. By Saturday, that was a little disconcerting (it shouldn’t have been) and so (think next time before you act), I put a little dark Karo syrup to get things moving along. Which it did, for our daughter, who had a good greenish nice consistency poop later that afternoon. The thing is, when I changed the little guy and he had poop in his diaper – this being BEFORE I GAVE HIM THE KARO-LACED BOTTLE – I should have just stopped right there and made him another bottle, without the mover. But did I? No.
So Sunday morning, guess what he was bathed in? Poop. ON THE ONE NIGHT I HAD REMOVED THE CRIB SHEET SAVER. And then he shed a liquidy yellow mess about every hour for the next 24 hours. Oh, did I mention he threw up 5 times on Saturday. More experienced parents would string two-and-two together, but I’m an amateur.
Turns out Karo was purely coincidental. He’s got a stomach bug. Though we didn’t figure that out until yesterday, Monday, when I called the pediatrician to ask about highlighter yellow liquid poo, this shortly after I had just thrown up. Nine times.
Now our daughter is either teething, or getting sick, or something. So here we are, 3 of the four of us ill at home. Not fun.
And I’ll just say right now, I couldn’t do it on my own. So in all fairness to the kiddos, I hired a baby nurse/doula type to come and help me out. Which is how I’m posting this second. I’ve kept some water in me for now 12 hours. Progress.
How do YOU all manage when everybody is sick?