Baby puke is not as bad as I thought it would be

Our poor little girl was up most of Sunday night, getting sick all over her pajamas, sheets, teddy, and blanket. We don’t know what caused it, but she could not keep anything down. Even after she got some sleep, she still couldn’t keep down any fluids or food. She couldn’t even keep down water or Pedialyte.

Even though we’ve never given her soda before, warm, flat Coke was the only thing that would calm her stomach. I gave it to her with a spoon, because I knew she would drink it too fast if I gave her a cup. This totally worked, and I was able to get her to keep down two saltines, some coke, and a little Pedialyte.

So, even though I still don’t want to give her soda (so she won’t become a Coca-Cola addict like her mom), I have decided that my parents were right. The best thing for a kid who is throwing up is a warm, flat, Coca-Cola. Thanks mom and dad!

She’s now doing much better. She hasn’t thrown up since before we went to the doctor yesterday afternoon, and she’s kind of getting her appetite back. I’m pretty relieved, because even though the actual puke didn’t gross me out as much as I thought it would, I felt so bad for my little girl. She would get sick, then she wanted to jump and play, then she’d get sick again. She seemed so confused. I tried not to let her play and run around, but keeping a 20 month old still is something that is easier said than done.

So, yay Maggie for beating that mean little bug :)

2 Responses to “Baby puke is not as bad as I thought it would be”

  1. Mom Says:

    You’re welcome!

  2. Nancy Says:

    Glad she is feeling better! My parents always had a bottle of cola syrup in the medicine cabinet for this reason.

    Parents are pretty darn smart sometimes.

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