DD caught some kind of stomach bug, so I had a fun evening yesterday. I picked her up to give her a hug and kiss before I went out last night, and she puked down my back. Needless to say, I stayed in last night. She is usually Daddy's girl, but when she's sick, she cries for Mommy. yay
Puking down my back, and even in my hair wasn't the bad part though. Neither was the fact that she tried to kiss my mouth before I even had a chance to wipe her face. The worst part came when I bathed her. DD loves bubble baths, and I usually put the kids in a cool tub to relieve a fever. I knew that there was still danger of vomit, so I made sure I had a bucket at hand. There were a couple of problems with that plan.
1. She refused to get into the tub by herself. She cried so pitifully, I ended up climbing in with her and helping her play with the bubbles/pouring water on her.
2. She and DS seem to think that buckets cause, not contain, vomiting. When I saw that she needed the bucket and grabbed it for her, she started crying so hard she almost choked. And she fought to keep the *evil puke bucket of doom*tm away from her face. This caused her to throw up all over me. She was so miserable, she fought and sobbed, so I couldn't even turn her away from me. She was repeatedly ill while burrowed into my chest and crying.
3. As with many stomach bugs, her gastrointestinal distress was not restricted to evacuating her stomach. By that time I had already pulled the bathtub plug with my toes, but I was still sitting in a tub of puke and poop while DD finished throwing up on me.
4. She cried, a lot. It was pretty high pitched. I have a nursing infant. So on top of everything else, I started lactating.
Thankfully DH found some popsicles while I washed her off, and she allowed him to take her while I took a piping HOT shower. But it was the most disgusting evening I've spent in recent memory.
p.s. She seems fine today, still a little warm, but eating light, drinking and keeping everything down. Thank goodness, and fingers crossed the boys don't get it