Monday, 28 April 2008


OH DEAR!!!!! what did those little fat hands do??
Thusrday morning as I drove the 45 minutes to Amy’s to look after Riley Amy
rang to say Riley had been sick!!
When I got there he also had diarrhoea. So off Amy went to work and the poor little man wasn’t feeling too good. Lots of cuddles and a little sleep in Grandma’s arms. Then a small bottle of water. As he kept that down I thought I would give him his bottle of milk.
Oh oh … big mistake - Grandma what were you thinking!!!!
Out it comes again. So I got Amy to get a doctors appointment and meet me there with him. Poor little man had gastroenteritis. Lots more cuddles for the day, some small amounts of water and some gastrolyte in the water too, until his Mummy and Daddy (Ryan)got home from work to take over. Lots of handwashing and extra care with cleanliness was undertaken.
Come Friday Riley was improving and able to have some half strength formula/milk in his bottle and even had some vegies. He and his Mummy came to visit.
Look he’s even smiling as he sits in his seat at Grandmas to eat those vegies.
Come Saturday 4am his Mum has it – oh no. She rings me in the morning to see how I am and I tell her I don’t feel so good. So now that’s 2 of us down.
Next to go down is the daddy and then on Saturday night the Grandmadaddy – that’s Max. He is never sick and can’t believe he has got it.

Mmm… this is what Max and I are sipping away at.
It is supposed to be good for you and make sure you don't dehydrate.

So come today Monday Max is home from work, I am still feeling yuck, Ryan is able to work from home, Amy has gone to work and the little man that gave it to us is back at crèche.
Oh no – we think that’s where he got it.
Hope we don’t all get it again.


Unknown said...

Oh, that's so hard when you play pass the illness.. we do that a lot around here...hope you guys are hanging in there ! :)
Jen r


Oh what a precious child! I hope you are all feeling much better!


Simply Me Art said...

Oh No, Those adorable little hands could not have done this! They do carry so many germs as adorable as they are. The stomach stuff just runs thru the family. The funny thing is, the kids get it and it is done so quickly and we adults get it and we are down for days. Ughh, so sorry and hope you are all feeling better very soon, Jamie

Maria said...

Hope you are feeling better.

Lori said...

Alison, i hope everyone is all better soon...Riley {sweet baby} looks like he recovered nicely, what an adorable smile!!!

A home far away said...

I hope you feel better now!
I am in here for the first time and you have a wonderful blog

Hugs from Singapore

Birds of a Feather said...

hi alison ~ you poor thing! all of you! i remember those days - now i can LOL, and someday you will too believe it or not!

i do hope you are all on the mend and back to your old selves very soon - drink lots of fluids!

(((hugs))) heidi

Natasha Burns said...

oh bummer!!!! i hope you guys all get well!!! Have you ever seen the hydralyte tubes you put in the freezer? if you've got kiddies who are sick who love icy poles or tubes they are great.
Natasha : )

Victoria - Florence and Mary said...

I hope you all feel much better very soon.

Victoria x

love.boxes said...

I'm sorry that you got sick! Yuck! But, that little guy has the cutest little face!

allison said...

Those little fat hands are adorable and go perfectly well with that cutie pie face. So sweet. Oh, but the sickness...hope you're well soon. Keep up with those fluids.

Lina said...

Oh Alison! I hope you and the family are feeling better very very soon! Will say a prayer that the yucks go away soon! Hugs to ya!

Nora Lee said...

What a sweet grammy you sorry you caught the bug too! Hope both you and Max are on the mend.

Linda said...

Oh, my sorry you all got the tummy flu. Take care drink your yummy yellow stuff and feel better soon. Hugs, Linda

Mosaic*Queen said...

Oh my goodness! I hope you all will be feeling better real soon! My friend, Regina, has had more colds this last year since she became a grandma. Grandbaby goes to daycare, gets sick and then everyone else does too. I told her she better start taking vitamins.

Hugs to you all!


p.s. CUTE lil' fat hands! :-)

Cindy said...

Oops! Hope you get better soon!


Fete et Fleur said...

So sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Baby germs are the strongest no matter how much hand washing you do. Hope you're all feeling better soon.

xx Nancy

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

oh, poor little guy. so hard when they are sick. And hard on us too! glad that he's feeling better! And you too!

Rosemary said...

Feel better soon Alison!!
Sorry you are all sick! Yuck!

cherished*vintage said...

Oh Alison, I hope you are all feeling better soon! I get so over the top compulsive washing hands and door knobs and everything else whoever get a bug in our house touches. I feel for you all. Take care. Riley's chubby hands are darling!

Sugar Bear said...

Oh dear! I hope you are all better soon.

bj said...

Oh, I hope you are feeling much better soon....Babies bounce back much quicker than the big people...
Sorry you are sick but hopefully you will be well soon....
hugs, bj

blessings said...

Ugh - it's so hard when everyone gets it! We have 6 in our house so things get passed from one to the next. I should have stock in Airborne. Do you have that there? It's like a vitamin punch - invented by school teachers. Hope you're doing better soon. Blessings... Polly

Unknown said...

Oh Alison, thankfully it goes as quick as it comes! My eldest daughter works at a preschool, and is always bringing home germs, I should have a special degermer to scan her before she walks in the door!

Anonymous said...

Oh I hope all of those bad germs fly away soon! Feel better!!! (he is sooooo cute!)


Adla said...

Awwww,I know the feeling of stomach flu, hope everyone gets better soon! Ever heard of the banana and sprite remedy? It is suppose to help!

chat soon, Adla

P.s: Thanks for the well wishes. I'm excited as can be.

blah said...

Oh Alison - the joys of children - its like that at our house too!!

Hope you are all feeling better soon!



Jeanne said...

Oh dear, it seems that Riley gave the bug to everyone.Hope you all feel better soon!

Michelle said...

Oh my, I hope you are feeling better soon! What a sweet baby..


BittersweetPunkin said...

Awww...I hope everyone is on the mend! Poor Baby....

Sarah and Jack said...

Oh man. I am so very, very, very lucky that Jack has not once vomited other than baby spit up.

Anonymous said...

Ohhh, I hope you feel better soon. The stomach bugs seem to be pretty powerful now!

Cute little man, though!!

vintage girl at heart said...

Oh no!!! Hope y'all are all feeling better soon!!!

Joy Zaczyk said...

Awwhhh, feel better my dear! :)


Siobhan said...

Hello Alison,

Sorry to hear little Riley passed this horrible little bug onto the family...its always the way isnt it? I can remember having that drink you and Max are taking and I have to say...its not too nice! :(

Siobhan xo

Birds of a Feather said...

hi alison ~ just checking in, bringing virtual chicken soup for your weary spirit ~ hope everyone is on the mend! xo

A Romantic Porch said...

What an adorable baby. Isn't it funny no matter how careful you are you can catch those "bugs"! Love,Rachel

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Oh Alison, hope you are feeling so much better now, seems to be lots of tummy bugs and colds going around at the moment :0(
Alicia ~ time worn style

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Oh My Goodness! I hope everyone is feeling better now!

kecia deveney said...

oh bummer, Alison - it was like a game of dominos, huh? hope by now everyone is feeling a tad better. by the way, i keep meaning to ask, is creche like our daycare?

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Hope you are all feeling much better now. Unfortunately children feel the need to share everything with their carers - even germs!!!!


Susan Tuttle said...

You poor, poor dears!


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh, but those are such precious little hands. I'm so very sorry you all have "shared" the germies. We do that sometimes, too. Rest & feel better soon ~ ALL of you!!

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Country Wishes said...

Oh poor baby, no fun being sick..Get well soon..

Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

Sending virtual chicken soup and hugz!

Hope you all feel better real soon!

Hugz, Dolly

Sandra Evertson said...

Oh my, what a little cutie!
Sandra Evertson

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Oh Alison,
That's too bad. I hope you're feeling a lot better by now.

How could someone so adorable get you sick? Are you sure you didn't get it somewhere else? I think you must be mistaken, someone with a smile like that wouldn't do it!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe those cute little hands did that! No really when I started working in the school system I was sick the whole first year. I caught EVERYTHING. I have the immunities of superwoman now! What fun you will have with that little bundle of joy!

Anonymous said...

Oh yuck! Darn I hate it when these little ones get sick - such a cutie too!
Get well fast everyone!

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Tara said...

Oh, gosh,Alison, sorry to hear it went around!! Hope you are all feeling better!

Unknown said...

Oh Goodness sakes! How awful, the lot of you coming down with this. I hope you are starting to feel better now.

Thanks for visitng my blog. I am enjoying looking around at yours. The little hands pictures are adorable. Your little guy is too cute!

Robin said...

Oh NO! I hope everyone is on the mend now! Nothing worse than poor sick little babies! Those little hands are yummy!

Gabriela said...


I love Rileyk, such a cute little guy!

Warm regards,


Merci-Notes said...

OOOh, I am so sorrry that you all have not been well. What is Gastroientistus thingy? We were brought the flu as a gift a few weeks back. Luckily for me I kept my self low on food and VERY Clean while I took care of my 24 year old! and then the hubby whent down and this past weekend my daughters boyfriend. I hope we are ALL done with it now!

Anonymous said...

Wow, when he shares, he shares! I hope all are fine now.