Alice has caught the dreaded stomach bug. It's worse than I ever imagined.
It started on Friday. We got up, had breakfast and went down for the morning nap. She woke up and was sick all in her cot. Form that moment, everything she ate came back up. At one point, even water was coming back up, which really started to panic me!
Friday night was the worst. Alice was literally awake crying the whole night. We called NHS direct and they gave us the usual basic advise of giving her calpol, water and little snacks if she wanted them. She didn't sleep at all. And neither did we! She was crying because she felt sick and because she was hungry and couldn't keep anything down.
At one point. I took Alice downstairs and gave her a slice of bread. Alice sat with me, watching Peppa Pig at 2am and eating the bread with the biggest smile on her face. She looked at me and started chatting and smiling like she does, and then she suddenly threw it all back up and cried. It was the most heartbreaking moment of my life. I cried like I had never cried before. It is so unfair. She is too little to understand that she is sick. All she wants to do is play and eat and chat away, and she can't understand why she keeps being sick :(
Right now she is asleep. She is starting to manage a few snacks without bringing them back up now, so I am hoping we are over the worst of it.
Having a sick baby is the WORST experience of my life. I have just been beside myself with worry and have been tearful all weekend. I would rather be sick myself, for a MONTH than have Alice ill. I wish I could take it all away for her, and it breaks my heart that I can't.
I just really hope this horrid bug goes away soon.