Monday, October 12, 2009

The Word of the Day


"Mommy, cuddle."

Everywhere I went I heard those words echoing my footsteps. I tried to clean the kitchen but tripped over them. I tried to make my bed and there they were, imploring me from the pillow with those large blue eyes. I tried to fold clothes and found little arms around my neck impeding me from reaching my piles of clothes.

"Mommy, cuddle on pillow." I had to give in. One can only withstand the feverish imploring for so long.

Keith was a furnace yesterday, and it was up to me to keep him stocked with love and all my attention in order to get him well.

Food wasn't appealing to him. Insomuch that when he did eat the stomach reversal kicked in. Luckily he wasn't much scared by the process as he has seen me offering up sacrifice to the porcelain gods many a time. When I caught him giving me the warning look, we rushed into the bathroom and he knew exactly what to do. He leaned over that toilet and spit.

I am so glad I had decided to give my undivided attention to him yesterday.

Because it paid off. He is better today. His fever is gone, and he is a million times happier. In fact, the words of the day are "Mommy, stay there." Sigh. Isn't there something in between?

10 comments:

Lee said...

I am so glad he is feeling better!!

Stephanie Faris said...

Awww. That just pulls at your heartstrings!

Capt'n Amazing's wife said...

Aww, isn't it so sweet those little experiences with little ones!? Can't wait for my own.

mub said...

Poor guy! I'm glad he's feeling better.

Familia Morales said...

So glad he's feeling better. And so awesome that you've already got him trained to do stomach evacuations in the toilet.

Em said...

so tough when they're sick:-( the fevers always scare me. when brennan was in the hospital at rsv the first night we were admitted he was up to 103 or 104, i can't remember. i just remember holding him the entire night. around 7am it finally came down. i remember feeling the heat coming off of his body. it was so hot. and so scary. i have never been so scared in my life. sickest he's ever been.

i'm impressed you got him to puke in the toilet. my friend's 3 yr old still doesn't get it so she runs around cleaning up puke when he's sick. brennan has never puked when sick. only after slamming his head into the wall or concrete. mostly on me so the cleanup is fairly fast.

umphf. i hate it when their bodies do scary things! that pic of him is sooooooo cute.

Kaibee said...

Awww! It's nice to know that he feeling better now! My brothers have a fever these days two and they require a lot of my mom'm attention! Well thanks for dropping by! :) It's nice to have such a lovely reader!! :)

warmchocmilk said...

Awww such a sweet little guy! Glad he's feeling better, such a bummer when they are sick.

Amanda {My Life Badly Written} said...

Glad he is feeling better - love definately is the cure!!

Mommy cuddle - OMG soooo cute!!!

Lisa Anne said...

Look at those big blue eyes!