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josieanne91 Thu 27-Apr-17 03:44:01

Hi.
It's currently 3.40am and I'm wide awake. My little boy is 19months old. At the beggining of March he had an almighty sickness bug which lasted on and off for days and by the end of it I was exhausted and at the brink of a meltdown.
Tonight at around 12.45am he was very sick in his bed, so after doing all the norm, cleaning him up, changing sheets etc he's been back in bed and is sleeping. I on the other hand cannot sleep. My brain goes into overdrive, I panic and I become so anxious. I dread getting poorly myself as well as dreading my little one becoming ill. I don't know how to deal with the overwhelming feeling and anxiety this brings on for me. I feel as though I'm letting myself down as a mother because I'm so afraid of what the next 24 hours will bring. Can anyone help me?
Exhausted and over thinking mummy.

octoberfarm Thu 27-Apr-17 04:56:15

Hey @josieanne91, in a similar boat here only I'm awake as my DH has just come down with what our LO had a few days ago (joy), so also feeling slightly impending-doom-esque. I don't really have much helpful to add other than to offer a handhold, and to say that I hope your LO feels better soon. It sounds like you've both had a really tough time of it - no wonder you're feeling so anxious, especially if this sort of thing is a trigger for you. It's likely not much help right now but try and remember that this too shall pass, and that worst comes to worst and you do get it, your adult body is going to be able to deal with it much more quickly and easily than theirs did. In the meantime, maybe try and distract yourself with a hot chocolate and a good book, or by daydreaming about something you're looking forward to in the future?

Hope you do manage to get a bit of sleep eventually flowers

josieanne91 Thu 27-Apr-17 07:32:37

Morning @octoberfarm
Thank you for replying with such thoughtful words. I hope you managed to get some rest & you're feeling ok.
I managed to drift off around 4.45am & just waiting for the little man to wake up. Who knows what today's delights will bring.
Thatch you again. 😘

octoberfarm Thu 27-Apr-17 12:33:50

You're welcome, I know how horrible it is being up in the night and worrying. How's he doing today?

DH is still sick this end and I think I might be coming down with it but hard to tell whether I've just psyched myself out!

Hope your day goes better today and that your little one feels right as rain again soon. Make sure you get in some time for you too amidst the cuddles and/or yucky bits! smile

josieanne91 Thu 27-Apr-17 14:52:58

I expect you've worked yourself up into assuming you will get poorly, that's only natural. Fingers crossed you won't though. Although still not nice when you're dealing with a household that's suffered/suffering. I feel your pain.
Little one seems ok today, eating small amounts and has a cheeky glint in his eye.
Not sure why he had the outburst he did. 🤔

octoberfarm Fri 28-Apr-17 21:30:18

I think you're probably right - still alive this end! Sometimes I think they just have weird blips and then carry on as normal. Kids eh? Glad to hear your little one's on the mend though, hope he continues to feel better and you guys have a great weekend smile

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