You know how you take childbirth, breastfeeding, and child-care classes to prepare you for things you will face as a parent?
No one taught me what to do when my child is up all night vomitting and my husband is out of the state.
Yes Blaine got his first tummy bug last night and I was alone.
Here are the strategies I used:
Make sure to call husband who is warm and asleep in his hotel room. Just to fill him in with the miserable conditions at home. If you are losing LOTS of sleep and are VERY miserable, maybe call again. I only called once so things must have been only semi-miserable. ;)
Stop changing the sheets after the third set have been puked on. Just cover puke with a towel. Repeat with new towel when necessary.
Only bath child at 3 am if so much vomit is in his hair that you can't handle the stench while you are sleeping beside him.
Only change his jammies and / or your jammies when so much vomit is on them that the wetness is causing hypothermia.
There you have it! We survived! No more vomit since 4 AM and the diarrhea he has had today so far has gone in the potty [score!!].
Hope Blaine is on the mend and I REALLY hope I don't get it! Today I have waaay too much laundry to do! He puked in my bed AND in his! :(