Last Thursday night my son became extremely sick with this really nasty stomach flu that is going around. He was up throwing up all night Thursday night into Friday morning and neither one of us got much sleep until after 7 a.m. Friday morning. We did sleep a few hours then.
I held him all night, held his head and rubbed his back while he was so sick and couldn’t help but think the whole time that I would be next. It never fails – with a PWC’s immune system we get it all!
Monday night was my turn. What was ironic was that I started throwing up around the same time my son did when he had the flu. I was up all night Monday night, throwing up every half hour through Tuesday morning. I only had one spell of diarrhea so I was thankful for that. It’s bad enough having one or the other but both together really sucks.
I can’t ever remember having stomach pains with the flu before like I had this time but it was really bad. I was sick through later Tuesday morning throwing up and I was in so much pain and miserable the rest of the day. As of yesterday, I was still unable to eat anything. So far I have lost more than 5 pounds. I hope I can eat something soon. I have also been unable to sleep since I became sick for more than a couple of hours total all night.
It’s always a long recovery back for me when I get sick with something “normal” that most people get over in no time.