Monday, November 12, 2007

The stomach flu...

Today begins day 10 of the stomach flu at the McDowell house. On the 3rd of November we were heading to get our family pictures taken when Ryan threw up all over himself. We had no indications that he wasn't feeling well and I had already dressed him in his picture clothes. We quickly turned the car around and went right back to our house. I threw him in the bathtub while Russ switched out the car seats. Luckily I had trouble deciding on a picture shirt and I had a backup option at home. We took that shirt with us and were back off to see if we could salvage a family picture. Almost there... and Ryan begins throwing up again. We get to the lake where we are meeting Erin, and we strip Ryan down and dress him in his other outfit. We tell Erin that he's not feeling well and we'll do just one location and just try to get one good shot for family christmas cards. As we walk over to get our picture taken Russ sees that I've managed to get throwup in my hair... nice! So, he combs the throwup out of my hair and the boys actually cooperated as well as you could expect for a 1 year old and 4 year old. As soon as the pics get back - I'll post one here. I'm sure we'll NEVER forget those pictures or that day.
... That day... which was the start of this horrible stomach bug that has ran through our family for the past week and a half. Russ is at home throwing up today. The boys are both feeling better but Reid did have the squirts at school today so they said he can't come back tomorrow unless they are gone. How is a mom to know??? He hasn't went #2 all weekend - I thought he was better :(
Anyway, the stomach bug sucks! We're hoping to heal up this week! I'm hoping to get my energy back and run a half marathon on Sunday so here's to a "speedy" recovery.

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