Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Further confimation that we shouldn't go to the library!

Matthew has had a really rough couple of days. He has had a stomachache, been nauseated and unbelievably tired. He slept most of yesterday and has done the same today. We've had him on IV fluids to keep him hydrated but other than that he hasn't eaten anything. This morning I was really trying to help him think of something that sounded appetizing. Nothing has sounded good. I finally got him to eat a few spoonfuls of Cheerios, a bite of applesauce, and a teeny bit of plain noodles (his requests!) Oh, he also drank a little bit of Ensure mixed with milk.

This afternoon, he woke up and seemed to feel a bit better. I encouraged him to get up and dressed, hoping that would help him feel even better. He got up and changed and looked so much better I wondered if it would do him good to get out of the house for a few minutes. We decided to go to the library so he could get something to read (see post here, to remember why the library is a bad idea for us). Once inside the library, without any notice, Matthew began vomiting. Since it was so unexpected, he didn't have a chance to get his bag out of his pocket (he keeps a gallon sized Ziploc baggie in his pocket at all times so we are always prepared for this!) He threw up all over the young adult fiction section...... I felt so bad for him! We just left! I did stop at the front desk so I could tell them that he had thrown up. I also tried to explain that he is on chemotherapy so they didn't think I brought my sick kid out! They were so nice and said they would handle everything. Both Matt and I were pretty covered in vomit, but miraculously, the two books I had in my hands were perfectly clean! Once we got home, I hooked him back up to his IV and he went back to sleep. Poor Kid!
It is also the last week of school and while I know that nothing 'important' happens this week, I wish he didn't have to miss all the fun end of year activities. Tomorrow his class is putting on their end of year program and I know he doesn't want to miss it. We will be praying that he feels well enough by tomorrow afternoon to attend the program!

7 comments:

Sheila said...

I am so glad that the library staff were professional. So sorry to hear that Matt is not feeling well. I will pray that Matt can feel better and that Heavenly Father will watch over him. You seem like an awesome Mom... hang in there.
toodles, Sheila

Mindy said...

We will pray that he makes it tomorrow as well. Hope he starts to feel better soon! We keep you all in our daily prayers.

K said...

I took a bonus kid to the library several years ago and had the same thing happen, except it was all over the both of us in storytime. I hope Matt feels better!

Christina Bartholomew said...

How awful, Allison; I'm glad everyone was nice about it! I so hope Matt feels better so he can go to school today.

Jessie said...

Oh man, the library ordeal sounded so sad and horrible. I'm glad they were nice about it. I need to go check out the other library post. I hope Matt was able to attend his program today.

EmilyCC said...

Poor Matt! Poor Mom! Keeping you all in our prayers...

Dina said...

Poor guy! I'm glad they were understanding. I think the library is overrated when you have lots of little ones...:)