We are just coming off an entire week of sickness. It started last Sunday with Cora Jane. By Tuesday evening, Bennett had caught the bug as well. Extreme vomit, diarrhea, fevers, and lethargy ruled our week.
It was pretty awful. There wasn’t much we could do to help either baby feel better or anything that we could do besides provide plenty of back rubs and sick beds. The low point happened when Bennett appeared dehydrated and the on call nurse instructed us to give him one teaspoon of water every 15 minutes or so. I truly thought we might end up in the ER. He was so sad and pale and wouldn’t move out of his bed.
Bennett hardly ever stops moving, so I knew he felt really bad. He basically went from his bed, to the couch, to our bed, and then back to his bed for 5 days straight.
Thankfully, I never worried as much about Cora because she continued to nurse throughout the entire week. She threw it up every. single. time. but she still nursed. (Related: we are now working on sleeping through the night again. Ugh.) Yay boobs!
Everyone is currently well again and amazingly, Simon and Matt and I appeared to have missed the bug. THANK GOD because my Mother Heart could not stand to take another round of worry.