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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.
Poop that falls out of a diaper.
Poop explosions.
Oozing poop.
Boogers.
Snot.
Spit.
Chewed up food.
Vomit.

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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Parenting has a lot of ups and downs.  September 26th, 2013 has got to be one of the worst downs I’ve experienced as a parent.

September 26th has got to be the scariest parenting moment I’ve experienced in the two years of being a mother.

M’s fever was difficult to control.  Within two hours of taking a dose of Tylenol at 11am, I felt her fever start to return.  Hubby and I tried everything we could.  We changed her into a cotton tank top and I started wiping her with a room temperature wet cloth.  We just couldn’t control the rate that the fever was climbing.

Then it happened.

She was tired in my arms.  She was drifting in and our of sleep, but I just thought she couldn’t find a comfortable position.

Suddenly, she looked up at me with the strangest look in her eyes, and she was totally unresponsive.  I tried so hard to get her attention, but to no avail.  Then, she started drooling and I knew this wasn’t normal anymore.  I started to hear her gurgling and her lips started turning blue.  I laid her forward to get as much saliva out of her mouth and tried so hard to just get her to snap out of it.  I saw her fist clench and her arms stiffen up.

During all this, Hubby was on the phone with the 911 responder.  They told us to lie her down flat, tilt her head slightly up and keep her airways clear.

As quickly as it happened, it quickly ended.  She was moaning and looked confused, but her body was relaxed.

The paramedics took us the the Emergency Room where they treated her high fever and kept us there until she was ok.

I thought that her fall from last month was scary.   That was NOTHING compared to that seizure.

When the paramedics took her temperature, it was 103.9.  That’s HIGH!  Her poor body couldn’t regulated the temperature and allowed the fever to just go up at such an alarming rate.

Febrile seizures run in my side of the family.  I had one when I was about M’s age and my mother said she had one too.  I knew there was a chance of her getting one, I just hoped that I would have been able to prevent one by keeping her temperature down, but I guess it was bound to happen.

Thankfully, she’s all better, and febrile seizures usually cause no lasting damages, nor do the cause any other type of seizures.

I hope that I can prevent any further febrile seizures from happening.  It was too scary to have to try to deal with again!


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