Change of Plans :(

I returned home from Santa Fe last night, 2 1/2 days early. So much for a relaxing vacation. We were just finishing an amazing Mexican breakfast yesterday when I got a text from my mom, replying to my “How’s my little guy?” question. Not good. They’d had a really rough night- she was up with Grayson every few hours- he was still vomiting, his congestion was awful and he was generally just feeling crappy.

I immediately knew I needed to be home with him. First, I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the rest of my trip knowing my baby was sick at home, and second, there was no one to care for him today or tomorrow if he couldn’t go to daycare. My friend was amazing- my flight was changed within 5 minutes and she was so sweet and offered to do whatever I needed.

My mom took Grayson to the doctor yesterday afternoon while I was flying home. Grayson is down to 16 pounds (yes, this means he’s lost a whole pound since his checkup 2 weeks ago). Dr. D prescribed anti-vomiting meds and told my mom he needs to only have Pedialyte today. If he doesn’t stop vomiting, we need to go to the ER.

I got home after he was already in bed, but was up with him for about an hour later that evening- he was coughing non-stop and I could tell he just feels crappy. Thankfully, I was able to get him to drink some Pedialyte and take his medicine without him throwing up, and he slept the rest of the night.

This morning, he isn’t much better. Thank goodness he hasn’t thrown up today and is sucking the Pedialyte down, but he’s still coughing pretty much continuously. He’s asleep now, probably worn out from all the coughing.

Poor Little Man- he’s just had a rough time of it the last few weeks. I’m just so thankful getting home to him was relatively easy and I (and his Daddy, who took the day off today) can be with him all day today.


  1. Jillian Moller on October 11, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Oh no Elizabeth! I am so sorry. Praying for you guys and sending lots of hugs your way. Let me know if there is anything I can do.

  2. basebell6 on October 11, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    🙁 thinking and praying for you guys.

  3. Sarah on October 11, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Elizabeth… anything – ANYTHING – you call me and I'll be there. Please, I want to help in any way i can. I love you and G. We prayed for you today in group and I am praying for you now. Hugs to you all.

  4. Erin on October 11, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    So sorry that he is still sick, hoping that the pedialite and meds work and he is feeling better tonight and eating tomorrow!

  5. Esperanza on October 11, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Oh no! Poor Grayson! Poor mommy! What an insane bug he has. I hope you can both get over it soon. Thinking of you both!PS I LOVE the new look!

  6. Amber on October 11, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    That's terrible!!! I'm sorry he's sick and that you had to cut your vacation short. 🙁

  7. Emma G on October 12, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Thinking of you and G.. Poor little sweet guy.. Hope is way better today..

  8. Hannah on October 12, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    I'm so sorry to hear you had to come home early, but I'm glad you got a few days of fun! Thinking of you all – sorry G is so sick 🙁 Love you.

  9. Stefanie Blakely on October 13, 2011 at 5:01 am

    Sweet E, I am SO sorry that I am just now catching up on everything that's been going on!! (We've been in our own sick cocoon the past two weeks. Ear infections, strep, sinus, pink eye, teething, etc.)You are being such a strong mama to G (not surprising– you always are!). I hope this passes soon! Liam's having a hard time getting over his issues too– We're just starting our second round (10 days) of antibiotics and are hoping these actually WORK! Liam's coughing so hard he's throwing up too. :(I am thinking about you guys, sending healthy wishes your way! xoxoxo!

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