Happy Sunday! Whew, it has been quite a crazy week for the Zottola Household. We somehow caught the stomach flu for the second time this year 😅
Jimmy started feeling nauseous mid-week and had some GI symptoms that kept him out of work and then led him to the hospital for fluids by Friday. Sadie had a lot of the same symptoms and wasn’t eating much throughout the week.
I made sure to try and keep Sadie out of Jimmy’s hair, so we had a little back-of-the-car popsicle date on Friday. Bonus: it got something in her belly and she didn’t even realize my trick 😉 Though she didn’t finish the popsicle it was at least something for our already light eater!
We thought we were at the tail end of things on Friday night, but I started vomiting around midnight and ended up in the emergency room by morning because I was feeling faint and couldn’t keep even keep gatorade down.
Looking back, it was comical trying to get to the hospital: Sadie was wailing because she didn’t want me to leave, Niva escaped, I was laying in the car trying not to get sick while Jimmy chased Niva down.
I made it to the emergency room and walked past the nurses station to my room and saw the nurse had an iced coffee and I had to stop and heave over a garbage can. It’s always a sad day when the sight of coffee makes you sick 😂
I had a really wonderful nurse who was patient with me as I got sick and tried to answer questions about my date of birth, insurance, symptoms, etc.
I got hooked up with an IV and received fluids, zofran (for the nausea), and pain medication (for the killer headache I had) and left the hospital within a few hours feeling run down but worlds better than I did when I went in! So thankful for medical care, hospitals, doctors, and nurses. They’re the real MVPs 🏅
We spent a lot of the day alternating between napping, getting fluids in all of us, and sanitizing the house. I think the hardest thing about being sick as a parent is taking care of an active child and pets.
It’s hard work when you don’t feel 100% and we obviously didn’t want to ask anyone to come over and help us, lol. Thankfully Jimmy and I were sick in shifts so we could pick up each other’s slack with Sadie and the animals ♥️
It’s Sunday morning as I type up this post and we’re all tired, but I think we are on the upswing! I even managed to have coffee this morning, so that’s a huge win ☕️
Praying for a normal, boring, no-hospital-visit week for us this week!!