Wednesday, April 17, 2013

strange sickness

This never happens.
Oi vey. Mason has had the strangest sickness for nearly a week. Very late last Wednesday night, he threw up. All day Thursday, he was fine--no fever, played normally, and ate less than usual, but still ate. Thursday night as we drove through the mountains to Vail, he threw up again. One more round of puking on Friday morning and a tiny bit on Friday night. Nothing on Saturday, the day of my brother's wedding, thank goodness. Sick again on Sunday morning. Keep in mind that through all of this, he's had no fever and has been as happy and talkative as ever. He plays his little heart out and still asks for food and drinks, even though he doesn't consume his usual quantities.

Things really got crazy very late Sunday night as he threw up all over his little bed in our hotel near the Denver airport. He proceeded to get sick again Monday morning right before we boarded the plane and then all over me as our plane landed in DC. We went straight to the pediatrician's office and she basically told us to load him up with Pedialyte, which he tolerated fine on Monday evening, but then he couldn't keep it (or anything else) down on Tuesday. Oh, and he basically napped all day on Tuesday, which is the first day that he's truly acted sick (but still no fever!).

Since when do stomach bugs last longer than 24 hours? Has your child experienced anything like this?

5 comments:

Aimee @ Smiling Mama said...

Oh no! So sorry for all of you. Hope he is feeling better soon!

Aimee @ Smiling Mama said...

Oh no! So sorry for all of you. Hope he feels better soon!

Susannah said...

I'm sure you thought of this - do you think it had to do with the altitude? Hope you had a LOVELY time at the wedding, despite having a sick sweetie.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

My guess is it's the altitude. Maybe that combined with sinuses. I've had that several times as a child.

I hope the flight home went well and hope he's feeling much better!

KK

Stephanie said...

It may have been altitudd, but Erin was sick one Sunday morning, then Monday night, then Wednesday and then had other stomach issues that Friday and Saturday. Aside from not wanting to eat or drink as much that weekend, she had no fever and acted fine. The Dr said it was just a virus that was going around. Glad he is better now!