Vom-a-palooza 2010

Posted 02 May 2010 in Abigail, baby business, motherhood, not so much, The Hubs

Oh. HAI INTERNETS. It’s me, Jenna. Remember me? The last time you heard from me was Wednesday, a mere 2 hours before all hell broke loose in what I now refer to as VOM-A-PALOOZA 2010! Yeah, I totally just tried to use the blink code. Just in case your brower doesn’t support it and you can’t see it.

Anywho, I made and ate a delish dinner of chicken picatta. Then my innards rumbled. I assumed gallbladder. I was sick all night. And then I barfed. And I felt better. And then I was still sick.

The next morning, the hubs called his folks, as they were going to have to watch her since I was sick and going to have to stay home. Their response? Oh, they’re barfing too. Good god, it’s going around. So, me and both of his parents are barfing. The hubs is going to have to stay home to watch Abbers. He gives her the first bottle of the day, and then promptly gets thrown up on as soon as it’s down. She’s got it too.

(At this point we think maybe the food poisoning we assumed in Vegas was really this bug. But who the hell knows. I’m not a doctor, I only play one in the bedroom.)

(Sorry family members who read that.)

Anyway, I spend the day on the couch moaning and groaning. We call the nurse line to figure out what to do with Abby since she can’t keep anything down. I start imagining our impending trip to the ER when she’s dehydrated, me pale and shitting all over everything and her projectile vomiting, with the hubs in the middle in a raincoat pleading to God for it to stop. Luckily I didn’t get it that bad. Neither did she. But she couldn’t keep much down.

She barfed a total of 5 times. Once on me. FOUR TIMES on the hubs. Twice because I messed up on what to give her (one too warm, one too much).

Not only does she have a shitty stomach, but is teething and has THE WORST DIAPER RASH EVER! (I thought about making that blink too but I’m a HTML coder and I know better than to use that crap code twice in one post.) And then, Tylenol recall! You know, that stuff I’ve been giving her for the past 2 months? RECALLED! (Oh yeah, McNeill and Johnson & Johnson? MIDDLE FINGER.)

Regardless, all of this meant our trip to my parents house for the weekend was not happening. I cried. My mom cried. I haven’t been home since before Christmas, all because of some shitty virus (insert rimshot here), I have to wait another week.

Blah blah blah. Anyway, it’s been over 24 hours since Abbers has spewed. We’re still working on getting her back to her normal ounces per feeding, and don’t even ask me when I’ll have the balls to try cereal again. Tomorrow I’m taking her to the doc to have her diaper rash looked at since it’s really bad, and not getting better with over the counter whatnots. I’m also taking her to the in-laws for a few hours tomorrow so I can deep clean this cesspool of bacteria.


So, how was your weekend?


  1. OMG. I am sorry! That sucks! Glad to see you are all feeling (kind of) better.

  2. Yikes! Feel better!

  3. I hope you feel better! What kind of diapers do you use? I had the same problem with my little one! She is allergic to LUVS. I hope you get it under control..poor girl! Also, I used over the counter BACITRACIN (found in pharmacy area) along with diaper cream that has at least 40% zinc oxide. Her pediatrician suggested that. Good Luck!!

  4. KLZ

    Your hubs is lucky to have that raincoat if you ask me.

    And I join you in your middle finger salute to Tylenol manufacturers everywhere. We started teething for real last night. Joy.

  5. Hey, I don’t know what to do about vomiting and yes, the tylenol thing really really sucks. There is no tylenol to be found!

    If her diaper rash is really bad try some udder (yes as in cows) cream. I can’t remember what the good stuff is called but it starts with a C. It smells terrible and I never use it unless the rash is super bad. If it’s at that point though, this will clear it up in hours!

  6. Oh my gosh! Glad you’re all feeling better! That sucks about your folks and the visit, at least you could move it to this weekend?

    Hope everyone’s all better asap!

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