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01/05/2013 at 12:23
Yesterday morning Isobelle woke up crying a little at 6.30 & I put the music on on the monitor & she went back to sleep (a fairly regular occurrence) when she woke again at 7 she was chatting away so I went into her & she was sat up beaming at me with sick all over her face, in her hair & over the bed sheets. I gave her a bath & she really didn't seem bothered by it in the slightest. She was her normal perky self all day so I didn't think anything of it (it's the 1st time, at 15 months, that she's ever been sick - except milk). I then, stupidly, thinking she was fine, took her to her swimming lesson, thinking that it had been at least 24 hours & possibly even 36 hours since she'd been sick & she'd been fine. Yes, you've guessed it, she was sick in the pool , luckily we were very close to the side & in the back pool. I scoped her out & she continued to be sick on me (poor little thing) & I felt so bad for her as obviously she was ill & for the other children who had to get out of that pool.
She was then sick again at home & I breast fed her to sleep.
I feel so guilty as a parent & to everyone else in the pool.
As this is the 1st time she's ever been sick I'm now not sure what to do. Obviously I'll let her sleep as much as she needs to but what food should I give her? I'm tempted to just breast feed her but then I won't be able to do that for the next few days (my H is hopefully able to work from home to look after her) so not sure what to do for the best.
01/05/2013 at 12:29
Oh, poor I. I know I'd also be feeling so guilty, but you weren't to know she was poorly so please don't blame yourself.
It's recommended to follow the BRAT diet when they're poorly (banana, rice, apple and toast) so you could try her with those. I hope she's better soon xx
01/05/2013 at 12:31
Oh dear, as a mother who has also been responsible for the child that closed a swimming pool, I feel your pain!
I'd try offering her just sips of water tbh, when A had a bug at 11 months he couldn't tolerate BM, or any food, hospital told us to just offer little bits of water every 10-15 minutes, then slowly introduce a little food.
Hope she feels better soon.
01/05/2013 at 12:36
Thanks ladies, luckily it was only in the pool at the back (there are a few different pools at the same place) so they only needed to close that part & not the part where the lessons are or where the schools go in, also it was lucky that they're having a refit so the showers next to that part were closed but I was allowed in to wash us both down as she did most of it after I'd got her out. Will try & offer her water & those things off that list & see how she goes. Just trying to sort out childcare/work as, typically, the only 2 days I work are Thursday & Friday & after today I'm certainly leaving it 48 hours.
01/05/2013 at 12:37
Oh no, poor I. It's not your fault though, you shouldn't feel guilty!
When P had a horrid bug about 6 weeks ago i just kept offering her normal food but fairly plain. So banana, toast, cheese. And plenty of milk and water.
01/05/2013 at 15:50
Oh no, you poor thing. Definitely not your fault though. Have no advice but hope you both feel better soon xx
01/05/2013 at 22:54
Please don't beat yourself up about it, it's easily done. Kids sickness bugs are often very strange. The advise I've been given by Drs in the past is to just give water for 24hrs, then introduce plain foods. If she won't drink, then ask for dirolyte. I've had to do this with my 3yr old and 6 month old recently and it's the only way to stop the sickness as food just inflames the stomach. BF may also be ok. Hope she's better soon. x
02/05/2013 at 22:35
I took her to the doctors today as she was sick at the dinner table last night (very short pause before she carried on eating her dinner!!) then again at my friends this morning. Turns out she's got enlarged tonsils & her glands are up so soft food is best, although she's also gone back to lots of breast milk. Seems fine in herself.
Thanks for all your replies
02/05/2013 at 22:42
Hope she recovers quickly, poor thing. Glad she's not bothered by it, its horrible when they are ill x
02/05/2013 at 22:43
ps, you've not been a bad mum, you've just got a poorly baby who is keeping you on your toes xx
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