That kid has been so sick! It started with a stomach virus and cough (weird mixture but it is 2010, even viruses are sick of using the same old symptoms) that racked her poor little body and just wouldn't quit. No one could sleep. I had her right next to me trying to keep her upright so she wouldn't choke. After days of no-one sleeping- we took her to her cute doctor. All cute doctor saw wrong was some swollen tonsils. Gave her some antibiotics "to knock that cough out of her system."
They did help some, instead of coughing all the time she coughed less often and so hard that she started throwing up. The cough would start with this heart stopping wheeze that scared the beJesus out me and hubby. Back to the doc. Different Doc, not cute doc. He said virus + allergies were now the culprits. "Worst allergy season in ten years" He gave us samples of a medicine used by asthmatics and people with bronchial problems. Now she's on 5 different meds- antibiotics, Singulair, cough medicine, zantac and good ole tylenol. I did ask if there would be any negative interactions or reactions. I was told no. (?????)
We (she and I) are sleeping on the sofa so I can reach over every couple of hours and prop her back up to keep her from starting up the coughing fit which could turn into puking. Before you go thinking what a saint I am, get the real picture which is me saying tersely "Come on- if I've told you once I've told you a million times- sit up more, kid, I don't want to clean up anymore puke!!!" She's sound asleep, don't worry, she won't remember this until her therapist regresses her later in life.
So things are slowly getting better. SLOWWWWLY, I say. She still throwing up though and I have no clue what to do about that- if you do, please share. Last night she started coughing after she ate so off she went down the hall. I had just sat down to eat and was about two bites in when I hear this spectacular splashing sound that tells me she didn't make it. I'm thinking- that one was so good I bet if I woulda recorded it I could have sold it to some sound effects company and paid for....then- jolting me out of my money making fantasy- I hear a plaintive "mmmMMMOOMMM...." so I drop my fork and run down the hall and I get there just in time to realize there's going to be a re-make. She starts to run in to the bathroom but I stop her because using my super mom intuition I know she won't make it there either. "Just do it here, honey then I only have one ...." too late- she obliged and then I realized that she had just thrown up on my feet. She's a good girl. She does what she's told.
I didn't finish my supper, instead I took a shower. When I husband asked why I wasn't eating I told him it was my new diet plan. Seeing your dinner partially digested does make the appetite wane. So that's it- my new diet plan- feel free to use it.