Sunday, March 14, 2010

sick, sick, sick

Simon was sick again. We are pretty sure it was Rotavirus again. Same symptoms. I stayed home with him Thursday because he had vomiting and diarrhea. Friday morning I woke up and threw up the previous nights dinner and also had vomiting and diarrhea all day long. Saturday we all slept in until noon. Woke up, I was feeling mostly better, just needed to eat, and Simon was doing better until about 4 when the diarrhea started up again. Sunday he has been good. It was not fun at all and Simon puked all over the new area rug I had just bought for our living room and so now it smells like vomit, so we are going to have to get it cleaned. Bummer. We are all doing better, mostly, Simon hasn't had much of an appetite today, but hasn't been puking and his BM are starting to firm up.
I really wish we had gotten the rotavirus vaccine when he was born, it would have saved us a lot of grief and worry and money. I didn't even realize there was a rotavirus vaccine until I was at my sisters back in January and read an article about it in a magazine that they had. I was pretty bitter because Simon's miserable and almost deathly experience with it back on Halloween night oculd hav prevented with a simple vaccine. Luckily we didn't have to take him to the hospital this time, just kept filling him up with Pedialyte and tried our hardest to keep it under control and keep enough fluids in him that we didn't have to go to the hopsital. Oh and it helps that with each time a kid gets it their immunity builds up a little more each time, so maybe by the time he is 5 he won't be symptomatic anymore. Let's hope.
Anyways, I really wish we had known about this vaccine when Simon was born and that he had gotten vaccinated for it. The AAP recommends it and there is a lot of helpful info about it on the CDC website. If you are wary about vaccines, don't be afraid of this one, there is also a link to the scientific research study on the vaccine that should ease any vaccine-related fears you may have for this one in particular. Our next kid is definitely getting the Rotavirus vaccine.
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/rotavirus/default.htm

4 comments:

dacjohns said...

Oh, poor Simon. I do hope he is better now. I don't remember what causes the virus. If you know, and can get rid of the source in your home, then please do so soon. I wish I was there to help you again. I love you all.

Leserlee said...

Bummer. Poor guy. I think Bryant has been vaccinated. Can you still get the vaccine for him? I hope he feels better soon. Love you!

Kari and Steve said...

he can not get vaccinated, it has to be done before 14 weeks and the last dose by 8 months. i checked. thats what started me on the whole kick.

Joel and Arielle said...

Emmalee has gotten all of her Rotavirus vaccines. We absolutely love our pediatrician, and he recommended them for Emm because he feels she has enough problems with her gut that Rotavirus would probably take her out pretty badly. That stinks that Simon got it again. I miss you guys! You should come see me this summer! Or maybe we'll be able to come see you...our budget was kind of thrown off because I just had surgery though...