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And This Too Shall Pass…

sleeping baby Leo

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Is that the motto of every mother?

This week Bean went through her first real sickness when all 3 of us came down with the flu the day after Easter (it got 7 family members in total!).

I was sincerely hoping it was food poisoning when hubby and I both started feeling very bad, very quickly on Monday night. I didn’t want her to have to go through what we were experiencing!

But around 2AM, after not having woken up to eat as usual at 11, she started vomiting in her sleep. It was just a small amount and looked like spit-up, but I was immediately terrified. 8 months is way too young to have the flu!

She did it again a few times through that miserable night in which I got no sleep between my own illness and hers; a few hours in I called Telehealth Ontario to talk to a registered nurse about whether I should call an ambulance because hubby and I were totally not up to driving to the hospital…I had horrors in my head of dehydration and other terrible things happening to her if I let this go on any further.

The nurse asked all kinds of questions (probably thought I was a total dork) and then advised me to give her pedialyte the next day and call again if it got worse. Read the rest of this entry »

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