So an hour ago I was snuggled in with J in bed watching an old tape with an Office episode we never watched. Well a night changes quickly when a little person comes in sobbing that she thinks shes going to be sick. My poor Summer Jaye has inherited my weak stomach. When we are sick, we puke. What hasn't helped is the note that came home from school saying that several kids in the school have been diagnosed with Shigellosis. I was like, "what on earth..." that's a new one to me. Apparently I am behind in the local news. Symptoms include: diarrhea,fever,chills,cramps and nausea/vomiting. And its sweeping all the schools. Pretty much my usual when I get sick. So we just go over proper hand washing(it makes me so mad that schools do not MAKE these kids wash before lunch!) and using the "magic soap" in her classroom.
So here I am, 11:30 with a little girl with her head in a bucket. She has not actually gotten sick. I am going to say it now that I believe its in her head. That talking about this illness at home and at school has put it in her head. I can guess this(I may be wrong) only because its the story of my life. I have had nausea issues my entire life. Car sickness while trying to read on road trips was my biggest downfall. But it really kicked in for me after my first pregnancy. I seriously feel a wave of nausea every day. Usually at night as I am laying down for the evening. But the computer monitor gets me(especially while shopping) the car and flights get me. As do 3-D movies,roller coasters, and even rocking chairs. I sometimes think its blood sugar related. Or hormones. Or just genetic. Our Mom suffered more than anyone I have ever heard with nausea and vomiting while receiving treatment. and now with Summer showing similar signs,I really do believe we have weak stomachs. Poor kid. Poor me.
I'm sleeping on the couch tonight.
And no, she's not going to school for the silly half day.