my daughter was sick again/how do deal with throwing up

Canada
April 26, 2007 8:10am CST
my daughter started throuing up during the night. poor thing. she seems fine this morning. i have such a hard time dealing with someone throwing up. when i hear someone or see someone vomiting it makes me want to vomit. but dealing with my daughter i'm in a mind set that i feel so bad for her that i don't even think of all the vomit she got on me. do you get grossed out when your kids are sick like this, can you deal with it or does it make you sick too. sorry for such a gross conversation. but i'm just wonering cause i know my dad couldn't take care of my step son when he was sick cause he was too grossed. couldn't even go near the bathroom he'd yell from downstairs are you ok. i thought i'd be like that too but it's different with my child
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• Canada
26 Apr 07
I can't handle it when someone is getting sick as I do end up getting sick myself . There have been times when my children were so sick and no matter how hard I tried to get to them I couldn't . One time I was on the stairs and my two older children were upstairs and each got sick in their rooms when they were younger . I heard them and I tried to get to them but could only make it as far as the landing and then would have to run down to the bathroom to get sick myself . My best friend came in and found me crying on the landing of the stairs and asked what was wrong , at this point I was so weak from getting sick myself and so upset with myself that I had a hard time telling her . When she found out she ran upstairs and helped my children and then came back down and had a good laugh at me . She was great , I don't know what I would have done without her as my children were upstairs trying to clean it themselves because they knew it was making me sick and yet they were the one's that were sick . I didn't have anything wrong with me except that my stomach wouldn't let me handle getting up the stairs to them . I have a really weak stomach when it comes to anything like this , thank goodness for my husband , as it doesn't bother him and he is usually the one to deal with this type of thing but on different occasions such as the one where my best friend came in to help me out , I have been alone and trying so hard to help but having a hard time with it myself :)
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• Canada
26 Apr 07
thank god your best friend showed up at the right time to go help out with your children. i thought i'd be like that but so far i can handle my daughter getting sick.
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• Canada
30 Apr 07
I know , my best friend and I still talk about it as I felt so terrible about not being able to help my children out and she was so good to help me out . She is a really good friend like that :)
@jchampany (1131)
• United States
26 Apr 07
These things don't really bother me. The first time my son got sick, I showed him how to go throw up in the toilet. That was the only thing that bothered me, cleaning it up. He hasn't been sick like that in a long time but I think it is better for him (and me) for him to throw up in the toilet. It doesn't get all over him or his bed or whatever. So then when he is done throwing up he can just go lay back down and not have to worry about a mess.
@camar_lyn (1028)
• Singapore
26 Apr 07
Hi, i hope your darling daughter is better now? Was it indigestion or colic? In singapore, we have a virus called the hand foot and mouth disease that's been going around. For the past week, there were about 600+ cases. I tend to get grossed when i see chunks of undigested food and slush. So, the best thing for me to clean up, is to lay old newspapers over it. Let the paper soak it up for a few minutes then i clean up. I DON'T want to see the vomit. That makes me want to vomit as well. Urgh! - Lyn
@sizzle3000 (3039)
• United States
30 Apr 07
I completely understand where you are coming from. I have not been able to clean up vomit myself. I am so greatfull for my husband he is a rock. He has cleaned up after all of us here. I have a weak stomack myself and it doesn't take much to start me gaging. I did have to clean up my daughter once and it was only half done when I got sick myself. Then it was terrible because I had to clean up the mess from both of us. I am thankfull for my husband he is great. I can't say that enough because I cant do this myself.
@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
30 Apr 07
well the next time she gets sick and throws up my mom always made me drink a raw egg with sugar and cinnimon in it and mix it up and I would drink it and I would not throw up any more it kind off sooths the stomach.
@Tanika (632)
• Australia
29 Apr 07
Heya, It's soo hard when kids are sick and I really hope your daughter is better now, as you posted this 4 days ago. I always wondered how I would be when me daughter was vomiting but I coped much better than I thought. I just hold her as she gets so upset about it the poor dear. She really hates vomiting and I feel so bad for her that to be honest I do not really notice if it gets on me, I'm just concerned for her. Strangely, as I was writing this i hear her crying from her room and went in to check on her and found that now she is getting sick too. When I put her to bed this evening I did notice she had a little bit of a runny nose but I was hoping it would not develop. No such luck. Tanika.
@wmaharper (2316)
• United States
27 Apr 07
It doesnt really gross me out. If my husband is sick, I have a hard time sometimes, but with my son, it doesn't even phase me much. like you said, I just feel so bad for him, that it doesnt matter that he's just lost his dinner all over me. HE's actually only gotten sick once and when he was, it ended up all over me (of course), I was preggers with the second, and throwing up all day anways, so it was just one more mess to clean up. (: The youngest has lost it on me a couple of times, but it hasn't made me sick. He spits up a lot still, especially if he eats too fast. I think it's just something you get used to, although it bothers my hubby. And with my dad, if you even talk about puking, he'll lose it. (: