Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Stomach Bugs Are Never Fun

Sorry I was MIA yesterday. I had what seems to be a 24-hour stomach bug. It started at 3:30 yesterday morning and ended at 3:30 this morning. Needless to say, I'm feeling much better now. I did take Tree Faerie in to daycare yesterday morning so I could rest and visit the bathroom as much as necessary. While I was signing her in, her teacher told me about a remedy that a doctor she saw years ago told her about. I've posted the remedy at Fey's Tricks of the Trade. I was surprised at how well it actually worked! *Link is now fixed*

Tree Faerie hasn't been taking her bottles very well at daycare, though she's eating about the same amount of solid food she's always eaten. I'm wondering if she's weaning herself off the bottle. If she is, that's a good thing since she won't get a bottle at daycare after the first of the year. I am still a little worried about her, though. She just doesn't seem quite right. How do you call your doctor and say, "I know I'm in your office every few weeks for one thing or another, but my child is not acting quite like herself and I'm worried. What do I do?" without sounding like a jumpy, over-protective new mom? Heck, I'm on a first-name basis (meaning they know me as Andrea instead of just Tree Faerie's Mom) with the nurses!

I know I'm just a natural worry-wart. This is the reason DTTF handles the finances.

Speaking of finances, I'm dying to win this giveaway from 5 Minutes for Mom and Parents Magazine.


Annikke said...

FYI...the tricks of the trade link is linking to 5 minutes for mom.... just an FYI to you!

Andrea said...

Fixed! Thanks for letting me know!

Kelly Mahoney said...

Andrea, I've been such a bad blogging buddy lately! I haven't been by in nearly a week because I don't have Internet at home. Thanks for continuing to visit.

I do hear kids naturally wean themselves and it's not a bad thing.

As far as the stomach bug, I get that sometimes if I eat something "foreign" to my system.

KATE said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better!

Thanks I'm glad you like my tree. Yes, it is ribbon wrapped around it. All my glass ornaments are way up at the top. The bottom half is all wooden, homemade paper, salt dough cookie cutters, & felt sew it yourself kid ornament kits. I LOVE the kid friendly trees!

Thanks for your Tricks of the Trade!

KATE said...

As far as Miss Tree Faerie, I would say to just watch her. She might have a touch of what you had, & the bottle just isn't interesting to her.
I would watch her a couple days & then make the call. If you just watch her a couple more days you might have something more "for sure" to tell them. It all comes back to mothers intuition tho. If you know she's a little "off" let them know. There is nothing wrong with that.
Good Luck!

meno said...

Can you call and just talk to the nurses? Sometimes that helps when you aren't sure what to do.

I try to look at the silver lining of having the flu as weight loss. Too bad it's always temporary.

Heather said...

You know what? Go with your mother's intuition. You see her everyday. You know her better than anyone else. Just describe what you've noticed and let the doctor go from there. That's all you can do!

Monnik said...

wow, glad you're better! that nausea trick seems interesting - who'd have thought of grape juice and baking soda?

as for tree faerie, go with your instincts if she still doesn't seem right. take her into the doc, it certainly can't hurt.

carrie & troy keiser said...

I'm glad you're back and feeling better! :) Babies and toddlers eating habits cange a lot... I'm sure she's just fine :)