Monday, April 27, 2009

Motivational Mondays (April 27)

I was all set to go with a motivational post that would help us all kick-start our week and help me jump-start my own back-to-the-gym routine, but then life intervened.

Kennedy woke us up at 3 a.m. crying and nearly vomiting. She proceeded to do so while Mrs. LB and I tried to calm her down, take care of her, clean up, give her a bath... in short make sure she was okay.

We went back to bed, put her in bed with us, and went back to bed. At about 5:30 or so, I came to and Mrs. LB was getting ready for work. About a half-hour later, Kennedy woke up and repeated the process. And she proceeded to vomit about three more times after that. Poor girl.

So now instead of planning a gym routine, I'm trying to figure out how to plan the day around Kennedy's needs. Went to the store and got some 7-Up, crackers, Gatorade. So far, so good. She's had no episodes for more than 90 minutes now and she's gotten her spirits up a bit now that she's home and watching a DVD.

I'm blaming dinner on Sunday (we had take-out) but my wife, well, being a worrier she's worried it's related to the massive swine flu outbreak in Mexico. There have been a handful of reported cases in Texas and California, aside from the more than 800 cases in Mexico. She's not really displaying the symptoms except for the vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy but the other cases have had more than 100-degree temperatures as well, and she has no temperature.

Sometimes, when life throws a curve ball at you, you just have to be prepared to deal with it as best as possible. And while I didn't get to work out, I'm still motivated today to take of someone. It's just not me.

ADD: Figured I'd put a picture of the girls up here. We went to California Adventure on Friday and got this picture up.


Willoughby said...

Poor Kennedy! I hope she feels better. I don't blame your wife for worrying about the Swine Flu outbreak, it's pretty scary.

I don't feel very well today, myself, and my husband asked me if my temp. was over 100 for the same reason (it's not).

Raoulysgirl said...

Aww...hope she feels better soon!!!

5thsister said...

Poor child. You take care of the sweet girl and let your wife "worry" because that is what mothers do. My son struggled to get out of bed...his face is flushed and he is extremely tired. I thought of the swine flu, too, but it's most likely allergies. One of the gals I work with just got back from an extended stay in Mexico. She was ill for a day with cramps and diarrhea but no other symptoms. This is truly scary stuff, though.

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

Awww, poor baby! At least you're able to be home and care for her. I hope she gets well soon and that it's not too contagious, for the family's sake.