Wednesday, September 23, 2009

well, it happened.

my baby got sick.

i picked ara up from school... she was just as normal as ever, running around, laughing, happy, hugging her friends... on the drive home she was fussy, kinda weird but i just thought she was tired. her nap is usually right when she gets home from school.

we walked in, she went to hug seth, turned looked at me and threw up all over.

she threw up about 6 more times until she fell asleep about two hours later. poor hunny.

i was able to sit with her without one little bit of anxiety. i put towels under her while she laid down and i got a bowl for her to throw up in. nola was sleeping which was AMAZING. i dont know what i would have done with her all up in ara's grill while she was trying to throw up.

it was the saddest thing i've ever seen in my entire life. her tiny little body in so much pain and she was SO calm and collected about it. i was very proud of her.

this is a very big deal because i have wondered how i would handle this when it came, if i'd be able to do it and if i could if i would still be freaking out inside. no freaking.

i feel so thankful that i could be there for her and take care of her and make the whole sick situation be as comfortable, safe and peaceful as possible.

she's better now and in bed.

(in case you haven't read before and you're wondering why this is such a big deal.... i've been an emetophobic my entire life until recently)


Erin said...

This is so sad but so great. Not great that she got sick, but great that you were tested and that you did it! Must feel good! I'm so proud of you and this situation made me a little more confident that I can handle this when my time comes.

meg said...

aw, poor Ara. This sounds seriously terrible, no matter how old you are. Hopefully it was a 24 hour bug or something.

And, you are an amazing mother. This just proves it in a whole new way.

Katy said...

o my goodness. I'm going to be a nurse, and I worked in pediatric nursing this summer for 5 weeks. It is so hard to see parents who have to watch their children get iv's and stuck with needles and things. it makes me wonder how i will be when I have kids. So crazy! glad you made it through well though! haha!