Friday, October 24, 2008


Nothing juicy, just something I need a little prayer about. I am Kelli, mother of two, and I shut down completely when they have the stomach flu (I did not mean for that to rhyme). And when I say shut down, I really mean it.

Growing up I did not get sick (stomach) really at all. I can remember twice. When I was 8 weeks pregnant with Jamison I had the worst stomach flu ever and that began the fear. As you know having kids means illness. I can deal with fevers, injuries, colds, asthma, etc, but the when it comes to the stomach flu I would rather run out the door. It's so yucky and smelly...ok, sorry.

Well last night Caleb started showing signs of having a virus. Rondell was not at home and I freaked out (luckily my friend Janna was there at the start and helped to take my mind off of it. Sorry that you had to see me that way Janna!). Caleb wanted me to hold him so badly and I couldn't. How bad is that? I just sat on the kitchen floor (because that floor would be easier for Rondell to clean up in case of vomit) with Caleb leaning against me with his back to me (because if he did throw up it would be on the floor and not me). SAD!!! This is nothing I'm proud of and it kind of makes me sad that I react this way.

I called Ron and he was on his way home. By the time he came home Caleb was asleep (this time with me laying blankets on me and then letting him lay on me). I slept downstairs. I went to work today and Ron stayed home (bless him). All day I've been calling to check in and Caleb has basically been asleep all day (poor little guy). And what's all I can think about...going home and staying away. SAD.

Pray for me, I want to be that mom that just let's it roll off her back.


Polka Dot Moon said...

I don't do well with the stomach bug either! I have a terrible gag reflex and once someone starts, I'm a gonner! Even if it's the dog!

Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Ellen R. said...

You're not the only mommy who can't deal with vomit. :) It's so hard fo me to not get sick when I clean it up.

I hate any ickies touching me. When Michael has a runny nose, and I have to touch his snot, it makes me gag.


Ruth Ann said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! I had to laugh when I read your post about the stomach flu because it sounds like I wrote it! lol
I am exactly the same way! For instance one time my husband called me from work to pick him up because he had a terrible migraine. He was too sick to drive himself home. When he gets migraines he usually throws up. Well, I refused to pick him up! He had to call his dad to pick him up! I just cannot stand when people throw up! I'll pray for you, but I need prayer too! lol
Hope everyone gets better soon!
-Ruth Ann

Mike and Katie said...

Yeah, I used to be totally terrified of vomit, too. I actually never ate a school for almost four years. The worst was when some one puked in the front of the bus when I was sitting in the back.

Then I got pregnant and had nine months of morning/evening/all day sickness, twice.

Some how that desensitized me a bit. But I'm still not looking forward to that part of having young kids again.

I'm so glad you're feeling better about the job situation.

Tomorrow's the big day for MckMama! Aren't you excited?


Betsy said...

Glad you came by my blog. Nice to meet you. Don't worry I hate stomach flu stuff makes me sick.