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how crap it is having ill kids....

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TheDogsRolex Sun 14-Oct-12 00:21:59

Dd been throwing up for over 24 hours now. I've had 8 hours sleep in total since Thursday. Knacking fookered.

TheDogsRolex Sun 14-Oct-12 00:24:31

and the boiler is broken heating and limiited hot water. Pants.

Flippityjig Sun 14-Oct-12 00:47:57

Feel for you. I was ill monday to wednesday, daughter was ill monday to today! Throwing up and diarrhoea. But last night was the first night this week she slept through since Monday night. Hoping she's on the mend. Hope yours isn't ill for as long.

TheDogsRolex Sun 14-Oct-12 01:03:12

Thanks. actually just fell asleep for a min with my head on the laptop....I am sooo foooked! I cant let her sleep in her own bed as it's a bit difficult to throw up from a high sleeper and no room in mine either for carpet pancakes.....I am going for blow up bed in lounge again.

because Sun 14-Oct-12 01:20:06

must confess that after 23hr session with ds a couple of months ago I finally gave up and made him a bed in the shower! Bad mummy sad

TheDogsRolex Sun 14-Oct-12 01:25:08 does that work then? Can I lob her in the bath? She's a bit heavy for me but ds is a big lad now and he does heavy stuff well.

because Sun 14-Oct-12 01:49:38

I put a big duvet folded in half and pillows in and then towel over the top then kid then his duvet, whenever he barfed I mopped him down, stuck another towel under him and then went back to bed! In my defence it is a double shower cubicle so quite big really and 8yo ds was proper projectiling at regular intervals poor lamb, he went through every single piece of linen/ towels etc in the entire house before he was done. I always think we have too many sheets and blankets until someone gets a tummy bug ...

because Sun 14-Oct-12 01:55:48

I'm sure a bath could be made quite comfy, as long as she stays put and doesn't land on her head trying to get to the loo in a hurry or something, anything beats spending the next month trying to trace the smell of sick from the bit you don't find to sponge tomorrow!

The joy of LP is you don't have a useless wandering about making things worse by providing inane commentary instead of fetching clean pjs and glasses of flat lemonade, now make duvet nests in the bathroom like drunken freshers and try to get some sleep x

minmooch Sun 14-Oct-12 08:22:12

My eldest DS has cancer, diagnosed November last year. We deal with vomit every single day due to chemo :-(. I haven't slept properly in all that time :-( my DS has been left with terrible disabilities from the tumour/brain surgery and I have to help him with his every day needs.

I have another son who is fit and healthy but still has normal teenage needs.

They go to their Dads one night a week which is the night I collapse in bed early and try to sleep - anxiety dreams tend to screw up any sleep.

The up side of my situation is that I have an amazingly close bond with both sons that I know will never be broken. They both know how hard I work to look after them both, and the dog, try and keep it all as normal as possible, make sure we all laugh every day.

My eldest son is reliant on me in ways no 16 year old should have to be but it has bought us extremely close. My sons respect me and I see other friends struggle with their teenagers.

I simply cannot afford to be ill, even a cold can be dangerous to my son. My exh is good with the boys but does not get it how exhausting it is day after day after day. He also has a wonderful partner who gives him emotional and physical support. The loneliness I feel sometimes is excruciating.

Sorry to offload here but I needed to get it off my chest somewhere and not allow myself a pity party! A day off today, the sun is shining so the dog and I can go for a loooooong walk.

TheDogsRolex Sun 14-Oct-12 13:43:29

Offload all you like, I cant imagine how tired you must be but you sound like an amazing mum smile. It is lovely today isn't it? Makes a change. I might take my dog out too later, after my two hours of ironing and Eastenders fest on i player.

FannyBazaar Sun 14-Oct-12 20:51:01

I find fleece blankets are a godsend whenever my DS has been throwing up. Place on the bed over the pillow and sheet and maybe even another covering the duvet. In the event of vomit, remove and change child, whip off fleece blankets, shove in washing machine and replace. Quickly washed and dry quickly too.

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