Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Oh No!

Dear RacerDad came home from work sick with a severe stomach bug. I have already put him to bed in the guest room with no one allowed to talk to Daddy tonight. I am just praying I have nipped it in the bud. I am queen of Lysol...from my days of teaching in the public school. This time of year I would do "air sprays" and go through the classroom spraying. Needless to say our class generally stayed the healthiest!

I will let you in on a little secret....I am not super mom, nor will I ever win that award. I dream of being the mother that nurses children through illness, holding their sweet hands, wiping their fevered brow....and I am as long as it does not involve "throw-up". I just can't stomach it (pun intended). I can handle dirty diapers, blood, high fevers, staples (stitches) without batting an eye, but let a child begin to retch and I join right in. This is one of the strengths I love about my dear husband. He is "clean-up king", doesn't even flinch as he changes sheets and bathes sick children. He is my rock....and now he is ill. Please pray it stays contained. I will do my part if need be, but I just don't feel there is anything soothing about the nurse throwing up along with the patient!

4 comments:

Jenean said...

Oh, I can only imagine!! Thankfully my husband didn't get sick this time. At least not until Sunday morning, but then it only last for a few hours. That was his migraine thing, though. Didn't have anything to do with this flu that the whole house got. I slept almost the whole day Sunday.

I hope that you're able to contain it to the guestroom. Stomach bugs are no fun!

Lori said...

Oh, I'm right with you. I stand over the little darlings and retch until they turn around and watch me. Then I just shrug and say, "Sorry, this makes me want to puke, but go ahead." I figure it's the being there that counts, right?

I hope everyone else is spared.

Beth said...

So glad to hear Racer Dad is feeling better. I'm glad you didn't have to help him out!

Tammy said...

Ooff, I am the same way, so is dh, but he will take care of the kids if they are that sick. Knock on wood, we haven't had anything like that in years.