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I had a horrible stomach bug last night, and I'm so glad DH was home (and stayed home from work today, too) bc I don't know how I would've cared for my kids. I was literally writhing on the bathroom floor all night. I'm feeling much better now, but this got me thinking...
Has there ever been a time when you've been TOO sick to take care if your kids? What did you do?
DH got sick right when he started back to work. Evan was about a month. I told him he wasn't allowed to kiss him. He basically kept his distance. It blew over after a week and Evan and I never caught anything.
Last spring before I got pregnant, DH and I got the plague, or something similar :-) It was four days of high fevers, aches, pains, chills, and even a mild hallucination or two. We mostly made sure the kids had food, and left them to their own devices. We can do that, though, because we have older kids. My big girls can make a simple meal, a d can be trusted not to burn the house down or do anything crazy dangerous (most of the time).
I generally call my mom, though, if I'm really too sick to care for the kids. But I can count on one hand the number of times I've been that sick, and two of those times involved needing someone to babysit me as well (yay anesthesia!).
wife to Michael, mama to Zoe (10), Selene (7), Garvin (4), Gwen (2), and Thomas, born 13 Jan 13
I caught something nasty when T was about 2 weeks old. DS got it first, then me 2 days later, then DH about a day after me. I'm the only one who didn't throw up from it, but the day I had it bad, T slept on my chest on the chair all day, and DH took DS down to play in the basement (he has lots of toys down there) so we could keep them apart. I almost passed out when I got up to change T once though, that was scary. Of course, in typical manflu fashion, when DH got it the next day, it was naturally 20x worse and he didn't leave bed all day so I had to wrangle both kids still feeling crappy, but better than the day before.
~Kasi~ Mommy to Sean Elliot and Taylor Joelle!