I would ask you to pray for Cameron today and in the coming days, as he is still not recovered from the stomach flu that he and his brothers contracted two weeks ago. He has seen our pediatrician, who felt that he was just taking a long time bouncing back.
This is not unexpected, since Cam is our least “hearty” child. He always hangs onto sickness the longest of anyone in the family. But he is battling discouragement now, and to be honest so am I. I took all the kids to Wal-Mart yesterday to buy him some Pepto for kids, and he threw up in a trash can just outside the door to the store. (it has crossed my mind that I might end up on that “people of walmart” blog now…)
To be clear, he is not vomiting consistently every day, so there is very little risk of dehydration. It’s more subtle than that…he will throw up every two days or so. It usually happens as soon as we try to give him something more to eat than saltines and toast.
At the advice of the doctor, we are doing liquids only after 4 p.m. You can imagine the drama that unfolds after that time…family eats, Cameron gets really sad, and on and on it goes.
We are thankful…
- that this is the only illness we are dealing with, as opposed to something far more serious
- that he is not contagious and the other children are well
- that David and I never contracted this virus
- for washing machines and bleach
My apologies for not appearing here of late! Maybe I will post some Thanksgiving pictures later today.