Monday, June 27, 2011

The Hardest Part

* Warning- Vomit mentioned.

On Thursday I got some horrible stomach bug, with cramping and nausea, and just feeling really tired. It wasn't nice. On Saturday morning, Boo was sick and vomited all over the rug, I picked him up and as I trekked him into the bathroom he exploded again on the way, all over more of the carpet, a clean basket of clothes,  a couple of sheep skins, and it just trailed all over the house and all over himself. My poor boy, he wanted cuddles, so I cuddled his vomit covered little body. Took him in his room cleaned him up and put him in his cot whilst I tackled cleaning everything. I just looked around and I started gagging, I was sick I was feeling nauseous the last thing I needed to be doing was cleaning up someone elses vomit all over the house. I called my sister, didn't even look at the time it was early and I woke her sorry, but I was a mess. "how the fuck do I clean vomit from the carpet? " I asked whilst I continued to gag and cry. She gave me pointers, I hung up and cleaned it up the whole time gagging and dry reaching. Took the rug outside and hosed it down. Boo kept playing in his cot happy like nothing had happened. I managed to clean up the mess. Boo threw up 3 times and it wasn't until the third time I managed to get him to the bathroom in time, so there was more mess to clean up. By then I had had enough I put him down for a nap.

I think this so far this has been the hardest part of being a parent, having to look after a little one when you are feeling sick yourself. I am usually ok with vomit, gosh I couldn't have looked after Max if I wasn't, but when your tummy is feeling very delicate, oh boy, it's hard. All I wanted to do was sleep with a hot pack on my stomach, but I still had a very active toddler in the house, you would never had thought he had been sick at all.

After I put Boo down for a nap I sat on the couch and just sobbed. At this moment I thought I was going to have a break down. Everything had caught up with me, missing Max, my sick mum, my sick boy, my house in a shambles, half packed boxes, baskets of clothes to be folded, toys everywhere, I had two house inspections that day and most likely couldn't go and see them now. It was all too much. I cried and cried. I manged to pull myself together and called my sister in law and asked her if she could come over and look after Boo in the afternoon whilst I looked at the houses. I am so thankful she did and with much pleasure of course. Because I was really happy with one of the houses and put an application in for it. So fingers crossed it will be ours. Our new home, you have no idea how much I need this, this new home, this fresh start.

My Mum is doing ok, she seems to be getting a little stronger every day. Keeping some food down too which is great. She will be seeing her specialists this week, but I think she has decided to have no more intervention. My niece is leaving for a trip to Italy today for a month, so I know Mum will be staying extra strong to make sure she has a great trip and doesn't have to return in a hurry. Boo is also ok after his little episode it was just a 24hour thing and I am feeling fine too.

Now universe, listen here.....Please, please give us this house and continue to give my mother strength. Thanks.

9 comments:

Kristin said...

I'm so sorry it's been rough. Being sicks sucks. Being sick alone with a sick kid is 100 fold worse. {{{{Hugs}}}...but keep your germs over their.

Hoping and praying you get the house.

Leah - Bogue Living said...

Best of luck with the house! And with your Mum xxoo

maytey said...

You got through it Vee. Very very hard stuff. Kids seem to bounce back so much more quickly, thank goodness. All the best with the house, and for your mum. xx

Tina said...

Sending heaps of love and strength your mums way xoxo
Hope you guys are feeling better. It never ceases to amaze me how resiliant kids are when they are sick.
Look afetr yourself and I hope it's good news on the house front :)

stink-bomb said...

keeping everything crossed that you get the house Vee!

i wish we lived closer [you know rather than opposite sides of the country] because i would be more than happy to lend a hand when you needed it.

sending big hugs and lots of love.

xx

Bea said...

You definitely need someone else on hand when you are sick and your child is, too. Bless Leo for being a dear about the whole thing. I'm glad it's over, though. When do you find out about the house?

Bea

lparsons15 said...

So sorry! Glad you guys are feeling better!

Lut C. said...

The trail of vomit all over is the undoing of many. I can imagine being a single parent hits home very, very hard just then.

Wishing you lots of luck on the house bid.

I hope your mother keeps her strength for a good while to come.

Cibele said...

I am a single mother of a 3 year old and Ive been there, sick with a sick kid... it is indeed so hard and overwhelming. I can only imagine dealing with this plus all the heartache on losing your husband and your mom being sick. HUGS! Wishing you all the best!