November 02, 2009

Party 'Til You Puke

Growing up I seemed to have the misfortune of being sick on holidays. In third grade I missed trick or treating because I was sick... and a few days later even ended up hospitalized due to dehydration. I remember being ill on Thanksgiving one year and sick with a fever one Easter. My senior year of high school I became ill on Christmas and wound up hospitalized that New Year's Eve with a kidney stone. Even last Christmas I was fighting some version of Sue Sue's croup and could barely talk. So it should come as no surprised to me that my daughters are destined to repeat my misery.
Minutes before we left the house to go to my in-laws on Halloween, Tortilla vomited everywhere, including on part of her costume. I cleaned her up and debated skipping the festivities. The poor thing was devastated. She insisted she was OK and could go trick or treating. So I caved and we left. She was fine in the car, but threw up when we reached our destination... still insisting she could handle trick or treating. She rested for a bit and was ready to go. All four girls ran from house to house, filling their buckets to the brim with candy. Then on the way home... well, by now you can imagine what Tortilla did.
It doesn't stop there. That night... it was my turn. In the morning... Cakes. At dinner... Sue Sue. Let's just say Hubby was going out of his mind trying to take care of everyone.
Today seems to be a better day. So far... knock on wood... everyone has kept down her breakfast. Due to snow days last week, the preschool Halloween party was postponed until today. I decided to keep everyone home... just in case. Let's hope the holidays for the rest of the year are little less eventful!
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10 comments:

Stephanie B said...

That was the second vomit-heavy Halloween story I've heard. As much as those stories make me squirm, I know it's worse for the parties involved. Here's hoping you all recover quickly.

Sadia said...

Oh no! Feel better, all of you.

(And, having just read LauraC's tale, thanks for keeping your sick little ones out of school!)

HST said...

So sorry to hear that! When one gets sick, I already brace myself, knowing that soon there will be another one going down!

LauraC said...

Hope everyone is on the mend! And five people with a vomiting virus is indeed a party!

Quadmama said...

I think everyone could have gone to school today, but the last thing I wanted was a "puke" call from the teacher!

Roman and Tiffany said...

I'm so sorry! I hope everyone feels better.

Becky said...

Hope you are all feeling better. I hear the cat got sick too???? You've got a good hubby. :)

Quadmama said...

I think the cat was the first to recover. Everyone is better and headed to school today!

Janel said...

I got chicken pox when I was quite small on Thanksgiving one year. I was convinced that it was not chicken pox, but turkey pox.

Sick on holidays? Yup. The kids were kept in this year and my husband was forced to hand out candy because of the contagion risk I was posing.

Quadmama said...

Turkey pox? LOL! It's such a bummer when kids are sick on the holidays... especially because we know what it's like to miss out on the fun.

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