After being up a few more times that night we woke up to Jace completely lethargic, not wanting to eat(you know somethings wrong if he won't eat). I wondered at first if it was the cereal I fed him the night before(I'll save that for another post...his first bite of "real food") that didn't sit well. But that thought quickly went out the door when Camden began throwing up. We've got the flu!
So on top of Dan and I both having a cold from hell, Camden just having surgery. We now have two kids with the flu! Yippee!!!
As of 5 o'clock this evening Jace seems to be on the mend. He hasn't thrown up at all today and has even kept down 4 ounces of formula.
Camden on the other hand is starting to worry us. It breaks my heart that he is old enough to understand he needs to run to the toilet when he's got to barf :( Not to mention his throat was just cut to shreds and the vomiting definitely won't help his pain. He doesn't want to drink his pain medication because his throat hurts. I get that. But how to do help your 2 year old understand that he needs to stay hydrated or his pain will increase? And if he takes the pain medication his throat won't hurt as bad, which in turn will allow him to swallow easier. It's a no win situation in his eyes and my reality.
The doctor warned, "It will get worse before it gets better". I felt ready to deal with Camden post op. But not with the flu and a head cold from hell.