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Can someone send my mum round? I'm so ill...

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LightHouser Thu 12-May-16 01:51:26

That's it really, just feeling so down and sorry for myself :-(

V&D, can't sleep, hubby away for the next two weeks, toddler currently sleeping but only a matter of time before the little love wakes and demands boob.

No family live close by (ie they are all a plane or boat ride away).

Just feeling so so alone and rubbish :-(

foreverandalways Thu 12-May-16 01:53:58

I am here with a helping hand.....not literally....I am here to talk

LightHouser Thu 12-May-16 02:00:42

That's really kind of you thank you blush

There's nothing else to say really, the first post is about the height of my moaning!

Longdistance Thu 12-May-16 02:17:27

Aww, it sucks being unwell and being on your own.

I know the feeling when I broke my leg badly just really wanted my mum, and she couldn't travel to me in Oz. I rang her to tell her and she wanted to be there but couldn't. I cried so much my face was soaked with tears 😥

So glad I'm back in the UK.

You have my sympathies op flowers

LightHouser Thu 12-May-16 02:37:01

Thank you sad

I've had a look at some of the other threads here and surely I have little to complain about in comparison sad

ISeeIt Thu 12-May-16 02:48:42

Solidarity. Same here - 3yo and 18mo await me in my bed, I'm stuck to the loo with a bowl for company. And very very pregnant. Boo hoo make it stop

LightHouser Thu 12-May-16 02:55:51

ISeeIt, you win... or lose, one of the two! shock Bless you, are you on your own too? Adults I mean...

Sympathy x

icklekid Thu 12-May-16 03:12:43

Oh no d&v is just horrendous. Do you have childcare for toddler tomorrow? You will need to try and rest if you can. Thinking of you

LightHouser Thu 12-May-16 03:21:23

Thanks Ickle.

LO goes to nursery a couple of days a week and tomorrow is one of them, but it's a drive and I couldn't do that feeling like this. I'm secretly wishing hubby will drop everything and fly home but I know he won't and can't :-(

LightHouser Thu 12-May-16 03:22:37

Longdistance I just read your post again and it made me so sad sad

BitOutOfPractice Thu 12-May-16 04:20:00

Hello op. Anyone who could get your Dc to nursery for you?

Make sure you try and stay hydrated. Especially if bf. Try a sip of water every 5 minutes.

You poor thing. If I could I'd come abs stroke your arm and make sympathetic faces. I suppose you'll just have to ride it out. Get well soon flowers

LightHouser Thu 12-May-16 06:02:20

Thanks Bit. Unfortunately no, short of sticking LO in a taxi (obviously I'm not going to do that). Ride it out it is.

I've just managed two straight hours sleep, but I'm still so rough. Anyway, I'm grateful for the sleep. LO has woken early and is full of life hmm

cheminotte Thu 12-May-16 06:33:54

Can you get a taxi with LO and then home again?

ISeeIt Thu 12-May-16 07:31:37

DH left at 6 for work, so just me and the kids and the electronic babysitter for now. Thank you mr tumble for buying me some time!

Kelandry Thu 12-May-16 07:37:22

If you are breast feeding, does that mean you're not taking Imodium? If so, could you use bottle for now and take something to help?? I can heartily recommend pepto bismol for your stomach too. It's pink and yummy!
The lowest points of my life have been illness alone with kids, it's so unfair.

FattyNinjaOwl Thu 12-May-16 07:38:44

Oh no. I feel your pain. I'm unwell too. I have to walk the DC to school in an hour. I've had hardly any sleep. Luckily for me my dad's coming to take my 2 year old and 9 month old for a couple of hours so I can go to bed then. It was meant to be so I could start on boxing up things for moving bedrooms around at the weekend but I'd rather sleep.
If I could I'd get my dad to take yours too then you could sleep.

LightHouser Thu 12-May-16 08:52:52

Thanks all sad

No, taxi not possible unfortunately. Nursery is a 30 min drive (it's by my work) and so an hour round trip, twice, it's not going to happen. I don't mean to be negative about all the helpful suggestions, I just think all I can do is ride it out.

ISeeIt, that's so awful you're own your own now, but thank Mr. Tumble! I may have to do the same.

Thanks Kelandry, I don't have any of those things in the house anyway, chemist would be a good walk away, and lo wouldn't take a bottle anyway (not that I have anything to put in a bottle, unless I get out the pump, ugh). I've been sipping water and dioralyte. Heard someone recommend a grated apple that's been left out to go brown! Might try that later, even though it sounds horrible!

FattyNinja thank you! That actually nearly made me cry. I'm so glad you have time to sleep. We all deserve that. You make tree most of it for all of us!

BitOutOfPractice Thu 12-May-16 08:54:44

Have you got any coke? Full fat. Pour a glass of that and leave it to go flat and warm then sip that.

LightHouser Thu 12-May-16 11:41:00

Good idea, hubby might have a sneaky can of coke stashed somewhere! Have just eaten an apple I grated this morning and left to go brown. Something to do with oxidisation or pectin or something...

Now going for an early nap with the wee one.

Get well soon all!

Imnotaslimjim Thu 12-May-16 11:50:50

Poor you, D&V is awful without having LO's to look after

If you don't have coke in, put a tsp of salt and tbsp or sugar in a pint of water and sip it (thats all thats in dioralyte essentially) it will help stabilise your electrolytes and help you feel better

LightHouser Thu 12-May-16 13:45:57

Thanks I'mnotaslimjim...

Just woke from my 90 nap with the lo feeling a bit better. Maybe the apple helped, and certainly the sleep did!

I'll go looking now for Coke, otherwise I'll have another dioralyte.

How's everyone else doing?

FattyNinjaOwl Thu 12-May-16 13:51:25

Glad you've managed to grab a nap. I've just had a couple of hours. I could do with some more but I don't know when my dad's dropping the little two back off so I'm wary of sleeping again.

LightHouser Thu 12-May-16 16:00:57

Ah, glad you got some sleep too! Best use of your time! X

amarmai Thu 12-May-16 17:49:53

Drink water with a pinch of salt and sugar for the electrolytes. Hope you recover soon.

LightHouser Thu 12-May-16 20:00:47

Thanks all... 24 hours later, with nobody but me and the darling toddler (who has been a superstar all day with smiles and cuddles) and of course with all your support, I think I'm better!

A few dioralyte drinks, a probiotic sachet, a cold flat Coke, a grated and browned apple, a nap with the toddler, a small play in the garden and lots of play and stories and colouring and singing in the house... and I was finally able to cook and eat some dinner with LO, who is now asleep.

Have a great and well evening ladies x

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