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Things are not as they should be in PA

It's 10:40...Joey is in the bathtub. 

He woke up about ten minutes ago, after going to bed nicely around 7:30, crying.  As has been the usual lately, he got himself all worked up and barfed up really disgusting curdled milk goo.  I can handle snot, runny poop and just about any other gross baby mess but I've never been able to handle vomit without vomiting myself.  So Wayne got Joey out of his bed and stripped it and him.  I put fresh linens on the bed and Joey, who is now calm and okay, is splashing around in the tub.

I am horribly scared by this and I don't know what to do.  We just plugged a soft red nightlight into his room so it's not dark if/when he wakes.  He's always been a very light sleeper and I worried that maybe it scared him to wake up in the dark and that's why he was crying.  I don't know what else to do. 

I need to call Steve in the morning and find out what I need to do to change the boys primary pedi with the insurance company and get him (and Andy) in for a check-up.  I've held off his vacs for a year and feel more comfortable with him getting them now and I want to ask for suggestions on what to do about the puking.

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belleatrix
Jan. 3rd, 2008 04:30 am (UTC)
ugh, man do i hear this one. my SD is 5 and still won't sleep in her own bed - everything scares her, be it noises or the dark or the wind - we finally solved this (i think) but putting up colored christmas lights around her ceiling. they're dark enough so that she can sleep but light enough so that her entire room is lit up, and plus they're christmas lights, so they're kinda special and comforting. they might be too bright for your son to fall asleep if he's younger and likes to play, but this really worked for her when nothing else did. good luck!
purplejuli
Jan. 3rd, 2008 01:36 pm (UTC)
When we put him back in bed last night, he slept all night and even slept a little later than usual this morning! Today he seems fine but I soooo wish he would stop the vomiting.
jjsanner
Jan. 3rd, 2008 04:37 am (UTC)
Poor kiddo! I hope you get whatever it is figured out. He'll probably outgrow this with time, though.
purplejuli
Jan. 3rd, 2008 01:37 pm (UTC)
It dawned on me this morning that every time he's gotten a new tooth, he's had sleep issues. It's just about time for the two year molars to start coming in, so I wonder if that's the problem.
momama
Jan. 3rd, 2008 01:20 pm (UTC)
if your ped says anything about the puking, let me know! My son has been vomitting for a year now and all my ped said at his last appt was that he has a sensitive gag reflex. (But that was back in August, so I'm not sure if they'd say something different if I brought him back and told them he's still doing it)

Maybe its his ears? If they hurt him that could be the crying and ear infections often lead to vomitting (equilibrium stuff).
purplejuli
Jan. 3rd, 2008 01:38 pm (UTC)
I'll have to have them check the ears. Every now and then he sticks his fingers in them, but they're not red and they don't seem to bother him.

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