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Shock and Awe

On a whim we decided to go to my parent's lake house. When we got there it was late at night, but Nanny and Uncle Patrick arrived early the next morning. While the guys worked in the yard, Gabby had a blast playing in the great outdoors. She fished for the usual, boots and branches. Then she had fun swinging on the old swing. Something about being in the wilderness brings out the best in her. She was in a great mood entertaining herself simply climbing up and down the stairs and following family members around.  It was a nice get a way and some relaxation I think we all appreciated, getting away from every day life stresses.

That night we cooked delicious steaks for dinner, but Gabby was whiny and refused to eat anything and cried until she got her "get get," warm milk, and watched a Barbie movie.  We all sat around in the living room (since it was too cold to be outside) visiting and enjoying Gabby's silliness.  Since she was sleepy I gave her a bath early so she could enjoy the precious moments she had to spend with Nanny and Uncle Patrick.  Gabby was showing off, dancing around, and then sheer terror came across her eyes, she ran over to me, and hopped in my lap.  I asked her if her tummy hurt and she nodded yes and then preceded to vomit at fountain of pink liquid all over me for what seemed like an eternity. It just wouldn't stop!  Finally Mom screamed for me to get off of the couch and I did, carrying Gabby directly to the bathroom.  I bathed Gabby quickly, she was surprisingly calm and not too upset, and then I undressed and bathed myself while Lacey dressed Gabby. 

This is the first time my poor baby has had a stomach virus, or has even vomited for that matter.  She woke up every two hours vomiting and couldn't even keep down water.  The next morning we woke up early and left. We drove all the way home before even making it to an Emergency Room because in small towns (which is all there was on the way back), emergency rooms don't even open until 1:00.  As always, Gabby stayed awake until the last 30 minutes of the trip, dry heaving all the way home. 

The good news is, within 30 minutes of entering the ER she was no longer vomiting! Half of a tiny pill did the trick.  It took her a week to completely get better, but I must say I am one lucky Mom.  She was the most pleasant sick baby I've ever seen!

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