Saturday, October 13, 2007


At 4:00 this morning, Gage arrives in my bed and says, "Mom, I feel dizzy." (Mom is very tired because she stupidly stayed awake until about 1 a.m. watching Season 1, Disc 4 of Prison Break on the kids' portable DVD player in her bed). As I was trying to figure out what was going on, I said, "What Gage, you feel dizzy?" Gage says, "Yeah Mom, I feel dizzy." He then proceeds to puke all over Scott's pillow. (I'm quite thankful it was Scott's pillow!) I jump out of bed and scramble through the dark house looking for a bucket. I run back to my bedroom only to find he had puked again all over the sheets. I gave him the bucket and he said he didn't think he was going to puke again, as he puked in the bucket. UGH! What a terrible way to wake up! For me AND Gage! I had him go sit on the couch with the bucket while I changed the sheets and put the puked-on sheets in the washing machine. I had him come back to my bed and lay down, as I didn't want him to end up puking on the carpet on his way back to my bedroom the next time it happened. We both fell asleep, and awoke again at 5 a.m. to him puking IN THE BUCKET thank goodness!!! He was pretty much emptied out and was then retching. I felt horrible for him. My friend Emily and her 3 kids had all gone through the same thing for the past few days. So far, Emma has not felt sick, nor have I. A friend's son up the street came to sit with Gage while took Emma to dance class. (Scott was still out hunting) I was SO THANKFUL that he came to help me out. Scott was still gone and I had already gone through 2 neighbors looking for help. I tried to pay him but he wouldn't take the money. I will get it to him somehow. I am sooooo thankful to have such great friends and neighbors. I hate asking for help, and I typically don't, but when I do, it is very nice to have people who are willing to lend a helping hand.

Let's pray no one else gets sick and that Gage feels better soon. He has a Cub Scout "Go See It" activity tomorrow afternoon with his den, and then a pack meeting on Monday where he will receive his Bobcat patch and instant recognition emblem for all of his hard work thus far.


GE is me said...

Stacy, it is nice to have wonderful neighbors & friends isn't it??? We do too & I truly am blessed by it. My landlord just had a baby 3 days ago. Yesterday when they came home from the hospital I cooked dinner for them & then this am I made french toast for everyone. Tonite they cooked dinner. What's wrong w/that picture??
Sometimes instead of trying to give someone money since they don't want to take it; I will bake something for them or get them a gift cert. to a fav. restaurant.
Just a thought.

GE is me said...

p.s. I just told the husband if the girls ever come in our room in the middle of the night saying they are dizzy to take them immediately to the bathroom! :)