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As a parent, there are tons of gross things that we all have to deal with.

Getting pee’d on.
Cleaning up leaking pee.
Poop that falls out of a diaper.
Poop explosions.
Oozing poop.
Chewed up food.

I can tolerate all of those things, except vomit.  I can’t do vomit.

Yesterday, M vomited.  Not only was it just vomit, it was projectile vomit.  It was almost “The Exorcist” like, projectile vomit.  It had range.  It was substance.  It had smell.

Ugh.  The smell.

I can’t do the vomit smell.  I makes me want to vomit too!

I’m so glad I hadn’t eaten dinner yet when this occured. 

Of course, she was sitting on my lap the whole time this vomit-fest occurred, so we were both pretty much soaked in grossness.

Even SHE thought it was gross.  She would shake hands and whine to get all the ickiness off of her.  So disgusting.

Toddlers do a lot of disgusting things that appear to be very normal to them.  If a toddler thinks it’s disgusting, then it MUST be disgusting. 

M and I both jumped into the shower immediately and I let me iron-stomached Hubby take care of the clean up.  Thank God for my Hubby.  He’s always willing to deal with the vomit. 

I think M finally caught the bug that’s been going around lately.  That bug I’ve been so desperately trying to fight has finally caught up to us.  I’m still not 100% better, and she’s starting to have fevers. 

Poor kid.  This year has just been one virus after another.

Will it ever end?

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Getting sick after having a febrile seizure just isn’t the same.

Before her seizure, I felt that I had her little colds and sicknesses under control.  I was calm.  I wasn’t too scared about her being sick.  I was worried, of course, but I always knew that they were simple viral infections that would run it’s course and leave.

After her seizure, I feel like I see it all with a different set of eyes.

There is definitely a fear now.  There is a fear that washes over me whenever her temperature goes any higher than 101.  There’s a fear that her fever will shoot up higher than her little body could handle and she’d get hit with another seizure.  The fear of another seizure is very real. 

Luckily, her fevers during this cold weren’t super high, nor did they sky rocket out of control.  She responded well to the fever reducer and eventually the fevers went away.  I know that this fear is something that I will have to deal with for a long time whenever M, or whatever future child, get sick. 

It’s definitely NOT fun. 


So far, M turning two hasn’t been fun.

We’re still battling her virus.. she’s had low grade fevers today.. yesterday, she may have had low grade fevers, but I never really took her temperature, so I thought she wasn’t having any.

She’s been coughing and it’s been frustrating her.  The poor girl.  She cries after a small coughing fit.  I know that the coughing is starting to hurt her throat.

Her nose is starting to run.

I thought she was supposed to be in the home stretch?

I’m really hoping so..

If she doesn’t get better, I’ll probably call the doctor again on Friday.

Prayers are appreciated.  I just want my bubbly little ball of fun back…

Thank God M’s fevers have not come back.  She went all day without a fever.  There were moments where I felt that she warmed up, but when I checked her temperature, it wasn’t high enough to give her any reducer.

Thank God!

Her attitude was much better too.  She played around and talked a lot more than she did during the weekend.  She didn’t cry as much, in fact, she didn’t cry at all!  She was full of laughs and songs.

She wasn’t at 100%, but I’m still happy with what I saw of her today.

Her pediatrician said that it might take a few days for her to be at her 100% active-self.

She eats, but she would still rather drink milk.  I’ve been diluting it because she’s developed a little bit of a cough and I’m not sure if the dairy is causing a lot more of the phlegm that she’s experiencing.

Her pediatrician says that she looks like she’s gotten over the hump of this viral infection.  I’m hoping so.  I miss my active little bug.  When she’s well, she’s exhausting.  She crazy-active and non-stop.  But when she’s sick and just sitting around or lying on the carpet, it makes me sad.  I miss the crazy activity.  I miss her being non-stop.

I’m hoping she’ll be over this completely before the end of the week.

It started on Friday.

I had the day off because M had her two-year well baby check up..

It all seemed normal enough, except that when M woke up she felt a little warm.

She was still in good spirits, but I was beginning to feel a little weary. All the germs floating around tour buses, restaurants and airplanes had finally caught up to her. Darn post-vacation sickies!

Her well-baby went well. But when the time came to give M a booster to her Hep A vaccine, I asked the doctor is she could have M’s temperature taken.

101.0 F


So instead of a shot, she got a dose of fever reducer.

Her fevers were so consistent during the remainder of the day. It only went down while the fever reducer would kick in, but after four hours her temperature would shoot up.

That lasted throughout the entire night.

The morning for her party, I gave her a dose at 7am. By the Grace of God, her fever didn’t return until the afternoon. And the fevers would take a little longer to return after that.

She enjoyed the beginning of her birthday party. She progressively got grumpy as the day went on. I’m sure she wasn’t feeling all that great to be partying…

As the fevers have been subsiding, her attitude has been declining. She’s so much more irritable. She’s super sensitive. The littlest thing sends her into a major crying fit.

I can’t even leave to use the restroom without sobbing for me.

I can see that she is experiencing some form of discomfort. I’m assuming its her molars. I’m hoping that its just her molars.

On Friday, the pediatrician checked her ears, throat and lungs and said they were all clear. So I’m hoping that these fevers are because she is teething.

I’m taking her to see her pediatrician today, so I hoping we can figure out what’s wrong.

I just want my happy little buggy back. It breaks my heart to see her like this. I feel so absolutely helpless.

Monday, Hubby and I started getting a funny feeling in our throats..

Oh no. That’s not good..

Yesterday, I got home and went straight to the craft room to work on a project.. I could tell that I was slowly sinking into a “sicky mode.”

When Hubby and M came home, Hubby said he wasn’t feeling all that great, and as I walked out the room, I could feel myself get achy and some chills came over me.

Immediately, I popped in an Advil to get rid of the aches.

I’m a mom.. I can’t afford to suffer the aches with a wild toddler around!

I sat on the couch for awhile watching M run around the room like she’d never been there before.  I waited for the Advil to kick in..

Once it kicked in, I was ready to go about the rest of the night balancing crafting and mommy-ing…

I woke up this morning with a monster headache.. but in my fog of “just woken up-ness” I forgot to take an Advil before I got to work.. so now.. I’m pretty much suffering.

The thing is… with Hubby and I both feeling under the weather.. it’s only a matter of time before M will start showing symptoms.  Just last night, she was sneezing a lot more than normal.. and for her.. sometimes that’s a sign of things to come. 

But we’re ready!  In true Filipino fashion, I rubbed Vicks on both her feet, her chest and back.  We turned on the vaporizer, but that was mostly for Hubby and I.  We located all her “sicky” tools like her nasal bulb thingy and her fever reducer.. we’re ready!

I just hope it doesn’t lead to an ear infection.. AND that it doesn’t happen this weekend.. the last thing I need is a sick kid on Mother’s Day!

M has a cold.

Last Monday we had her follow up appointment from the last cold she had and she was all clear.

Well, it didn’t take long to expose her to germs again!

Sometimes I wish I could stick her in a bubble so she wouldn’t get sick.

Blog entries may be sparse and late due to this germ filled toddler.

Please be patient.

Because of all the phlegmy goodness, M has developed a cough.

The cough is mostly her need to get rid of all the icky stuff accumulating in her throat, but I hate coughs..

Coughs can sometimes lead up to no good!

I’m just terrified that M is going to end up with bronchitis or pneumonia!  Paranoid, yes.  But as a parent, the worst thing to have is a sick child.  If I could, I’d take all of this away from her, and if someone had to be sick, then just let it be me! 

I’m doing what I can, giving lots of fluids, running the vaporizer, sitting in the bathroom while daddy takes a steamy shower..

So far, all the ickiness is loose in M and easily comes up and out as she coughs and blows her nose..

I just wish she’d get over this bug already so we can resume our normal healthy lives.

And so I can go back to writing normal, healthy blog entries about things that aren’t as gross as phlegm.

You know you’re a parent when you are so happy to see your child cough up a big phelgm bomb..

Disgusting.. yes..  I know..

But it’s better than keeping all that mucous in her system and getting sicker!

I’m just saying!

Well, it was bound to happen again.

M has another cold.

She was just getting over the one she had about two weeks ago.. but we came home to a super stuffed up little girl that can’t say her “m’s” and “n’s.”

She was so stuffed up that when she called me, it came out as “bibi” not “mimi.”

And when she tried to count, it came out as “wahd” instead of “one.”

The poor girl.

I was totally expecting another sleepless night… but thank God, it wasn’t.

I gave M fever reducer before bed.  She had a slightly low grade fever, but I knew if I didn’t give her anything, that it could escalate into a full blown fever. 

I also slathered her chest with Vicks to help the vapors get to her nose and help open them up. 

And as any loving Filipino mother would do, I also put Vicks on her feet.  Don’t ask.  We just do.

Lastly, we turned on our humidifier.. we found that the warm air ones work better for M than the cool air.  I know that the cool air ones are much safer, especially with a hurricane of a toddler.  We tried the cool air one when she was younger, and it just never seemed to help her out much.  The warm air seemed to help clear her out every night we use it and it really helps give her a good nights sleep.

I’m hoping this cold won’t lead to an ear infection.  We dodged that bullet two weeks ago.. I’m hoping that we can avoid it again.


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