Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Somebody take me out back and shoot me, would you?

Yeah, we're sick again.  This time Lizzy got hit.  I swear at least one of my kids has been sick since November.  I made the mistake of going to the Pediatricians office for their walk in clinic and we were number fifty-three in line out of fifty-three.  

If you work at a Pediatrician's office take note:  Next time a parent phones in and asks how long the wait is, don't lie.  Just tell her the truth.  That way she won't show up in her pajama's with no snacks, diapers or charge cords for the electronics.  As a bonus, she probably won't yell at you.  Just saying.  

Anyway, I'm guessing every child in South Johnson County was sick and at the same dang office with me.  That, right there, is my version of hell.  

Somebody shoot me.

Before the electronics died.  

We wound up making camp out in the hallway for over two hours and going home with a script for Amoxicillin.  I recommend paying the extra $2.50 and getting bubble gum flavor, heck any flavor.  That stuff tastes like shit otherwise.  

I did have a bit of a "moment" about ninety minutes in when all the electronics died and I went a tish hypoglycemic.  I'm going to gloss over that part.  

And then He Who Shall Not Be Named went out of town for business. 

And not to let any of you down, Lizzy went on a bender around 2:10 AM and was hugging the toilet for a good two hours.  Let's just say she's all ready for college--she's got the puking thing nailed.  Even asked for her hair to be put up in a pony tail so her hair didn't get dirty, poor thing.

Rubbermaid, more than just food storage.


Have I mentioned how sick I am of puke?  I have??  Oh well.

30 comments:

  1. OMG.
    I will never ever look at rubbermaid the same again!
    Excuse me now, I did not have breakfast and I'm feeling sympathy pains. I need rubbermaid on my desk.

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    1. Consider it a weight reduction program or something. Not that you need it or anything but trust me, it works.

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  2. Oh, I am so sorry, Lizbeth! Sending warm and gentle healing thoughts that this will be over quickly and not take the whole house down with it! ((hugs))

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  3. You are really getting it this winter, aren't you? Poor kiddos - and Mom....

    And wow - 2 hours? Hopefully all those extra germs floating around the office won't stick to any of you.... The hallway was a good idea.

    Also, while all your kiddos are precious, that little Gracie in the middle with her feet sticking up and working that device? Makes my heart melt just a bit....

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    1. Yeah, I wanted to give them all Silkwood showers when we got back home or at minimum scrub them in bleach.

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  4. Have you thought of moving to the seashore? I've thought of moving somewhere where there is no winter. I effing hate winter, not just because it's cold but because it is when the child gets sick and it lasts the entire season!!! I so know how you feel! T has added that bubble gum flavor amoxicillin to his diet as well.

    A 2 hour wait should be illegal. It clearly promotes all kind of violent tendencies. Except against Rubbermaid! Here's to hoping Lizzy is better soon and the "glossed over" portion of this post is soon forgotten!!

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    1. It wasn't the two hours that got to me as much as them not telling me there were 50 some odd people ahead of us!!! Grrr. I'm so willing to forget most of this winter if that's possible.

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    2. I tried to move somewhere there was no winter. There's no snow but it still gets cold and it rains a lot.

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  5. MY GOD WOMAN YOU'VE FORGOTTEN THE BLEACH!

    But wait...this doesn't sound like the stomach bug...Was one of your kids throwing up from the stomach bug while another had an ear or throat infection? Brutal. Bleach the shit out of your house. When my two kids were hurling on the same day I bleached until my hands were red and throbbing and I AVOIDED THAT MOTHERF*CKER.

    Shudder..

    Well, if it's any comfort at all, my husband was away while both kids were sick (at Disneyworld for a work conference), and he was also away when Ella had an ear infection and yakked in the pharmacy while I waited for her amoxicillin. So I feel you sister, I feel you.

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    1. because you and I share the same MASSIVE MONSTROUS PHOBIA of vomiting.

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    2. I have bleached this house from top to bottom and back again! Door handles, the fridge, microwave, pantry, even the washer and dryer doors. Hell, ANYTHING they come in contact with, I nail it with beach. I swear everythings gone a shade lighter.

      They're sicking up because they have so much snot they hurl. Who knew the human body was so disgusting....

      And now the baby's got it. I knew it was all over when they were eating lunch (chicken and stars soup) yesterday and the baby was eating out of Lizzy's bowl. I effing gave up at that point.

      And no matter how many times I see them puke, it does NOTHING for my fear of puking except make it WORSE.

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    3. agreed! Okay, this is very sad for your kids, but I feel relieved on your behalf that their unfortunate vomiting is from too much snot. Oh my anxiety over throwing up.

      Also, as of LAST TIME the BUG was in my house, we no longer barf in containers. No. It's plastic kitchen catcher garbage bags for each hurl. THAT'S RIGHT! Then that bag gets tied off and put into the MASTER BAG. AND THAT'S HOW I WIN, BITCHES! ...Oh wait, you're not one of the bitches, Lizbeth. I like you.

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  6. That's gotta be tough. We only have one child and when he's sick, it's rough. So I couldn't imagine having a house full of sick kids. It's weird how kids get sick at the worst times too. All it takes is for one class mate to get sick, then everyone is sick, including us. You're lucky that your kids take medicine. I don't know what it is, but my son refuses medicine of any kind. It's like he doesn't want to admit he's sick.

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    1. That's my daughter (the baby) too. She actually puked Tylenol this AM, I think, out of spite. Boy she was pissed. She refuses any medication at all.

      Too bad for her they make suppositories.

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  7. I glad the Amoxicillin days are long behind me.

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  8. I would think with all the puke you have cleaned up the last two years that you would be completely desensitized to it by now. Sounds to me like it's time to leave the kids with your mom again and take another trip to Sanibel.

    Lizzy should've puked in the pediatrician's waiting room. Maybe that would've gotten you seen sooner.

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    1. I so want to go back to Sanibel. You have no idea. Well, you probably do.

      And I'm not desensitized at all. It only makes it worse. WORSE. Lets just say I'm gauging what goes in based on how it looks like coming back out. It's so disgusting. And I'm all running around with Clorox wipes trying to kill all the germs. If only I could put a Clorox mask on the kids to stop the germs in the air.....

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  9. Wait...didn't you just miss the vomit rounds like two weeks ago? Did someone tell them you were disappointed so they came back? Ugh! I was the bucket holder/bathroom confidante starting at 1:15 am today. Best wishes bleach sister!

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    1. Uggggg, you too?!? This part of motherhood was not in the memo.

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    1. THANK YOU!!!! Damn-it, it didn't work.

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  11. If I have to go to the walk in clinic I *always* ask how long the wait is currently. I'm only 5 minutes away driving so it doesn't change much on the way over. I feel for you, I really do. I *so* don't handle puke well.

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  12. Awwww! I am so sorry! You must be so exhausted.

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  13. You waited 2 hours?? I totally would have cheated on gone to the ER. That is some torture right there.

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  14. A two hour wait would be hell alright, but that amount of puke, oh god no :( I had one bad day earlier this week when I had to clean up messes from both ends, but these days my kids don't get sick much - and you will get there eventually too ((hugs))

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  15. Oh no, I'm sorry :( I also hate dealing with puke. I end up puking myself.

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  16. oh puke. I cant do puke or poop. I just cant. I have planted it in my mind that i WILL die..lol

    Yesterday I had to see the doc for my gnarly toe. 39 minutes i waited in the exam room. Then the bitch has the nerve to walk in and say "hi! how are you today!!" all smiley and happy. "i was fine before I had to sit here for 39 minutes, now i'm mad, and my back is killing me from sitting on this table". Her smile, turned upside down lol

    I reaaallyyyy hope you guys get this out of your systems soon. It all sounds so horrible :(

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  17. Oh man, I hope you all get better soon! Puking is the worst.

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