As 4pm ticked around on the clock yesterday I left work looking forward to spending Bank Holiday Monday with my boys, after working the previous three days I was in need of some wine and relaxation! We had decided that we were going to take Alfie to the Mid Suffolk Light Railway as a little Easter treat, the railway is just a few miles down the road and I knew he would love to see the 'choo choo's', Knowing Alfie he would absolutely love it as he currently obsessed with Thomas the Tank Engine. I was really looking forward to seeing his little face light up when he knew he was going to be having a ride on a real steam train!
Fast forward to 2:30am and I get woken up by pitiful cries and I knew it wasn't the type of cry where he would settle himself back to sleep. I scrabbled for my glasses (in the pitch black I must add!) and dragged myself out of bed to see if my little man was ok, I scooped Alfie up out of his cot and as I did felt something wet in his cot......wahhhhhh I knew exactly what had happened as soon as I felt it......sick booooo :-( never a good thing in the middle of the night, this in turn started me faffing with Alfie in my arms covered in sick and him crying for Dadddyyyeee! I never get the appreciation at these times! I hollered for hubby after a few minutes to help me with the carnage.
|How Alfie normally sleep, peacefully!|
About 3 hours later, 3 bed changes, 4 changes of pyjamas and a wash in at 4:30am Alfie did eventually settle but not for long he was awake at 6:45am with issues at the other end!! Such bad times, so now we had not only to contend with vomitting but the joy of a toddler with diarrhoea too, from then on I knew that our family day had just gone down the swanee!
I have spent the majority of the day cleaning up sick and poo oh and not to forget actually being vomitted on earlier, all part and parcel of being a Mummy though but it's days like this that really test your parenting, even a common illness such as v&d really worries me, we ended up seeing the OOH GP in the end purely because he started to refuse fluids and I know how quickly dehydration can set in, thankfully the GP was confident that he will be ok.
I have just put my tired little man to bed and touch wood we have had no sick since this afternoon and the runs have ceased slightly, I do anticipate a restless night though but time will tell.
Today just goes to show you can't plan and should always expect the unexpected! I'm just pleased in a way I was off today as I couldn't have gone to work with him like this. We will take him to see the steam trains another time, my main priority now is that he gets better soon and back to the little tinker that I love.
We're absolutely shattered though and have mainly been running on caffeine and adrenaline, that being said we have enjoyed lots of sleepy and ill cuddles which we don't always get on a day to day basis!
Here's hoping for a better night and a bit more sleep.