The flu started with me. I just felt "off" for the entire weekend Mom was visiting. I went to work Monday and Tuesday though I just didn't feel quite right. Tuesday night, the trips to the bathroom started and I couldn't stop worrying about whether or not I would need a sub. See, when you are a teacher, you can't just call in sick. Nope. You have to find a replacement and create a lesson plan for the entire day. Between trips to the bathroom, I kept trying to mentally create a lesson plan, just in case. Finally, at 3:26am I had to make a decision and it wasn't looking like I'd be able to go to work, so I got up, turned on my computer and started to plan Wednesday. I booked a sub (thank God for online sub desks,) then wrote out a day plan that I emailed to my colleagues with hope that they would print it off for my sub. Unplanned absences are the worst for teachers. I tried to visualize where all the papers the sub was going to need could be found in my room..ha! Thank God, the kids know the place as well as I do and I knew they'd fill in any blanks I left. Marty took the kids to the Day Home (thank God for the day home) and I slept and went to the bathroom all day. I felt ok that night and intended to go to work Thursday, but....Ryder started puking at midnight and didn't stop. So once again, I got up in the middle of the night, once I realized he wasn't going to stop puking and booked another sub. I kept Payton home too, just incase. Thursday was a long day, but it was a beautiful day and since Payton wasn't really sick and since I felt mostly better, she and I hung out in the sunshine for a while so poor Ryder could sleep.
Spending time with just Payton, made me realize how big she's getting. How she's not my baby anymore.....
Saturday was a right off. The babes were sick, watching TV, whining and sleeping. Sunday, they both perked up so we spent some time outside.
Sunday night, Marty started puking. :( Monday I took the kids to the day home. Monday night, Ryder puked once early on and around 2am Payton had a giant poop blow out in her crib. One that required bedding change and a tubbie!! I made a sub plan and stayed home Tuesday as Marty was still sick and wasn't able to look after the kiddos. Tuesday was actually a beautiful day outside and strangely enough, both kids actually seemed fine once they woke up. We spent the day outside so Daddy could sleep.
Tuesday night, or Wednesday morning around 5am, Ryder got diarrhea. Bad! He spent Wednesday at home, on the toilet. Marty was feeling better by then so I went to work and Payton went to the dayhome but by 4:30, she had diarrhea too!!!!! Luckily hers was short lived and by 7pm she was empty!! Today is Thursday, everyone went where they were supposed to go on Thursdays and life seems (knock on wood again) to be heading back towards normal! Thank God!!!!
I am exhausted. I need to go to bed just in case I need to get up to catch puke or poop (seriously hoping not!)