Warning: This is all about vomit. In detail.
J12 started throwing up after school on Tuesday and pretty much hasn't stopped. He missed three days of school this week. I am so frustrated. He's still throwing up.
To be honest with you I haven't believed him the whole time. I've checked up on him a couple of times and he wasn't lying. I think he has been heaving or gagging and calling that throwing up. If not he really is throwing up about 15 times a day. Or more. The few times I've taken a look at it it's looked dark brown/maroon/reddish. Of course I started worrying about blood in his stomach.
But he's been drinking Coke and grape juice and grape Gatorade.
No fever, no other symptoms, except a cranky, tired 12 year old. Honestly I've been pretty hard on him at times because I'm worried he's scamming me to get out of school. He had a lot of sick days last year and he's developing habits I had as a kid and I'm just kind of worried.
So I've gone between being sympathetic and kind to mean and bitchy.
This morning, after not eating for 12 hours and having nothing to drink but water he threw up the dark colored puke again. That kind of scared me, so I took him to the doctor.
They did a quick blood test and a strep test and nothing.
So now I'm waiting for him to puke so I can collect it and take it back to the doctor and they can check it for blood.
I explained this to him and put a bowl in the bathroom for him to use. I took the dogs for a walk.
I come back and the bowl is full. I mean really a lot of stuff -- and it looks like Coke. So yeah, I find out he drank some Coke while I was picking up his anti-vomit drugs.
But the real fun part is he went to the bathroom and peed and then threw up before flushing AND THEN TOOK THE BOWL AND SCOOPED THE PEE AND PUKE INTO THE BOWL. Then gave it to me.
I'm sighing. I can tell you I am sighing a lot today. So I explained to him to throw up directly in the bowl. Please leave out the pee, and I will take that to the doctor.
Except now he's hungry. So he's going to eat and then he's going to throw up and then I get to scoop that out of the bowl.
I told you this was gross.
THEN I'm going to give him the anti-vomit meds.
If he's still throwing up tomorrow I have to take him back.
Tomorrow I'm supposed to fly to MD on business.
Blah. Sometimes this mommy gig is a little rough. And gross. Sometimes it is really really gross.