Friday, July 18, 2008

"The yuckies"

Its been a "fun" (yes - pun intended!) few days around here this week. It all started on Monday when Gabby stayed with my cousin & his wife for the day. Their oldest boy ended up getting sick in the afternoon, but they thought maybe he'd been playing too hard, etc. We would soon find out that it wasn't that at all.

Tuesday we had a fairly good day & even got to see Daddy for a little bit in the evening. We took him back out to his semi & headed home to get ready for bed. Within 5 minutes of getting home, Gabby tells me her "belly hurts." I knew that before too long she would get sick; just how she works! Sure enough, about 20 minutes later she vomited. We were in for a long night, as she ended up getting sick about 4 or 5 times throughout the night.

To make the evening more fun, Vaeh decided to join the party about 2:30 AM - bringing up at least an hours worth of feeds. So, needless to day, I had Vaeh in the bath tub & we moved out to the living room to camp out as my bed linnens needed washed. Poor girls, both with "the yuckies."

Well, I'll say one thing for my girls, they are generous! Mommy ended up with nausea, amongst other stomach symptoms. After a day of Mommy not feeling good at all, we're all starting to get back to a normal feeling around the house. I just hope that we don't pass it around to anyone else.

On a different note, I was checking in on our heart friends & saw a post on the Baker family's (Gracie B on the right side of our blog) site. She had seen a post on another blog about emailing Oprah about doing a show on CHD awareness. If someone like Oprah would do a show to bring awareness about CHD's, imagine how many people it would reach!?!

So, in the spirit of those other posts, here's a link to email Oprah about doing a show on CHD awareness. If enough people (those affected directly or family members & friends who are affected indirectly) send an email, it may trigger something in the Oprah world to bring awareness to CHD!! Here's the link:


Amber said...

You poor girls!!!! I'm so glad you are on the fun.

I didn't realize that your husband was away so much....this makes you even more amazing in my eyes!!!!

The Portas said...

OH NO! No yuckies! I'm so sorry to hear this, but it sounds like things are starting to clear a bit? I hope you are all feeling 100% very soon!! Thinking about all three of you girls...xoxoxo

Josh, Carley and Kaitlyn said...

Hi friends! I've been reading your posts from the last few weeks and it sounds like Vaeh is doing awesome following her latest surgery! That's so great!!! When the little ones are doing awesome we're going awesome right??!! Thank you so much for your constant support and emails. I'm so sorry I don't respond as much as I should. I'm going to try to keep in touch a little better. BTW, I followed that link to oprah's site and left her our story and a request to raise awarness of CHDs. Wouldn't it be wonderful if fetal echo's were the mainstream like all the other tests? I wish we would have been more prepared but oh well. Anyway, Talk to you guys later. Kisses to Vaeh from Kaitlyn!!

Mina said...

Oh, the yuckies! I hope everyone is on the mend soon, and that the girls stop sharing so much! Sending some 'feel better' vibes your way.