Countdown to leaving on a 7+ hour car drive: 12 hours

Number of toddlers suddenly feverish and vomiting: 1

Sense of despair: TOTAL


50 Responses to “Status”

  1. samantha jo campen on April 5th, 2008 6:42 pm

    OH NOES!

    I will hyperventilate with you if you’d like.

  2. Swistle on April 5th, 2008 6:43 pm


  3. mandy on April 5th, 2008 6:43 pm

    Good luck! I so feel for you!!

  4. Serror on April 5th, 2008 6:50 pm

    NOOOOOOOOOO! Best of luck!

  5. honeybecke on April 5th, 2008 6:58 pm

    well shit.
    sorry to hear about that, i sure hope it is over SOON.

  6. trope on April 5th, 2008 7:02 pm


    So sorry to hear that–we did the car ride (about 6 1/2) with a feverish/vomiting/not eating infant, and though he was quieter than most times we’ve done the drive, I was a basket case all the way there. My only consolation was having my own mommy at the end of the drive, and not knowing thing one about how to take care of a sick baby.

    My heart goes out to all of you. If you can, post when you make it there.

  7. warcrygirl on April 5th, 2008 7:21 pm

    My kids have had that all week, minus the vomiting. I’m so sorry!

  8. donna on April 5th, 2008 7:43 pm

    Things to pack:
    basin for pukage
    tylenol, motrin given at two hour intervals, tylenol, 2 hours later motrin, 2 hours later tylenol etc.
    baby wipes
    gatorade, but not red blue or orange, it may stain the upholstry
    lysol spray
    And we will all pray for you.

  9. Jamie on April 5th, 2008 7:46 pm

    Oh no!

  10. Pam on April 5th, 2008 7:47 pm

    Why do viruses know just the wrong time to attack? I hope it’s just a 11 hour bug. And I’ll pray that he doesn’t share the wealth.

  11. jonniker on April 5th, 2008 7:48 pm


  12. Michelle on April 5th, 2008 7:50 pm

    Number of curse words I said on your behalf when I read this: 3

    Number of good wishes sent your way: infinity

  13. Jennifer on April 5th, 2008 7:51 pm

    HMOG. Here’s hoping it’s just a bad case of tummy upset to due goldfish crackers/chicken fingers/apple slices/whatever the hell it is toddlers eat.

    We’ll be thinking of you!

  14. Pocklock on April 5th, 2008 8:01 pm

    Oh no! As if you weren’t dreading this enough as it was.

    Thinking of you. GOOD LUCK!

  15. McWriter on April 5th, 2008 8:05 pm

    Sweet jebus in heaven! At least you’re not flying.

    Fingers crossed for an uneventful trip …

  16. Emily on April 5th, 2008 8:05 pm

    Well that certainly sucks ass! Try not to despair – in less than 24 hrs. you’ll be there already, so hang in there.

  17. Trina on April 5th, 2008 8:06 pm

    Ugh. So sorry.

  18. Kim on April 5th, 2008 8:08 pm

    My first thought was, “Ohhh, shit.”
    My second thought was, “fuuuuu**”
    My third thought though, was “this chick is the bomb and will not only make it there just fine, but will eventually tell us about a great and humorous way to survive it.”

    Kudos to Donna for the helpful packing advice…which is probably a lot better for you than me just sitting here spouting expletives. I like to curse at things though.

  19. Kelsey on April 5th, 2008 8:15 pm

    I wish you the best possibly outcome, a short-lived illness, or at least getting there with minimal puking episodes. Sending lots of healthy, safe car-riding thoughts!

  20. Sara on April 5th, 2008 8:31 pm

    A) You are a braver woman than I.

    B) I hope Riley gets better really fast — for his sake and yours.

    C) Um, have fun on your trip?

  21. Kristi on April 5th, 2008 8:32 pm

    I’m screaming over here for you – also, ripping out my hair. Don’t forget extra towels (and Donna’s list kicks ass).

    Remember, right now you’re imagining the worst and chances are high that it will be much, much better than that!

    Thinking of you!

  22. All Adither on April 5th, 2008 8:40 pm

    Ah, crap. I feel your pain.

  23. Pete on April 5th, 2008 9:03 pm

    Makes my life seem really, really good. ;-)

  24. Colleen on April 5th, 2008 9:47 pm

    Oh man. Awful!!!!!!!

  25. Mary O on April 5th, 2008 9:54 pm

    Oh lord. On the bright side, he may sleep through more of the trip. Keep those DVDs going!

  26. Sarah on April 6th, 2008 12:26 am

    Ho-lee-shiiiiiiiiit. If you need someone to talk you down from the ledge, just give a shout. I like Emily and Mary O’s take on things…

  27. anna on April 6th, 2008 12:40 am

    That’s just poos….

  28. Lesley on April 6th, 2008 1:25 am

    See if you can get Gravol from the local drug store. It’s a supreme anti-nausea medication usually for travel sickness. I’ve tried posting a link twice but the comment won’t take… so here goes

    www dot feelbest dot com / pages /gravol dot aspx

  29. ollka on April 6th, 2008 1:51 am

    Eep. Sense of commiseration: TOTAL.
    Be strong!

  30. Erica on April 6th, 2008 6:59 am

    Oh my. Can you put it off a day or two? Maddie had the same thing a couple of weeks ago and it only lasted 24 hours. But I had to keep her off of dairy for a week, or she’d hork.

  31. Mel on April 6th, 2008 7:43 am

    sending my best wishes your way. :( poor thing….

  32. tracy on April 6th, 2008 8:52 am

    Don’t forget an ample supply of plastic grocery bags and towels.

  33. Sunshyn on April 6th, 2008 10:57 am

    And wash your hands every five seconds. And pray you/baby don’t get it, too. Aargh.

  34. Victoria on April 6th, 2008 11:04 am


  35. Katie (The Yap) on April 6th, 2008 12:06 pm

    Any chance you could postpone for a day until all is recovered?? That is so frightening. I would be whimpering under the couch in a fetal position if I were you. Wait. You may already be doing that.

    Just think: Once you get there you will have more sets of hands to HELP YOU. And, that should be enough to propel you through anything!

  36. Jamie on April 6th, 2008 12:26 pm

    Keeping my fingers crossed that he is better soon and that you don’t get it. You are not allowed you know!? :)


  37. andi on April 6th, 2008 4:02 pm

    Oh. Shit. (Wait a minute, there isn’t some of that too, is there? Because that would make an awful situation even worse.) Fingers are crossed for a speedy recovery.

  38. Sunny on April 6th, 2008 5:55 pm

    Son of a bitch, shit, damn.

  39. Julie on April 6th, 2008 7:06 pm

    Well, HELL! So, I suppose a “Have fun on your trip!!! (insert irritating smiley face here)” comment is not appropriate?

  40. danielle on April 6th, 2008 7:44 pm

    arrrrrggggggg! that totally sucks!

  41. Eric's Mommy on April 7th, 2008 4:19 am

    Oh no! I hope he feels better soon!!

  42. Shelly on April 7th, 2008 7:48 am

    See, your nightmare is my WORST nightmare…..I have major puke issues. MAJOR. Like I can’t function when family is puking, because what if I catch it and puke? It’s terrible.

    I hope the pukes abated, and you are at your in-laws safe and sound, with no further sick kids or sick you.

  43. victoria on April 7th, 2008 9:37 am

    Oh, God. Linda, I am sorry. I wish I could spell you with at least one of them.

  44. Alley on April 7th, 2008 1:04 pm

    Aw, poor little guy! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you.

  45. nonsoccermom on April 7th, 2008 1:18 pm

    Oh, good lord. That sucks. Hopefully it is all over by now…one way or the other…

  46. Josh on April 7th, 2008 3:03 pm


    Parents are such suckers.

  47. Josh on April 7th, 2008 3:06 pm

    Oh yeah, I meant sorry.

  48. ali on April 7th, 2008 4:44 pm

    and that would be us, every time we take a road trip.

    i SO have been there. good luck!

  49. donna on April 7th, 2008 8:50 pm

    I once took my two grandsons from NM to WV 6 hours plane, and because it was late, 8 hours on the train. People thought they were my kids not grandkids.
    Apparently it was after that trip that I got all the grey hair, lol.
    Seriously though, it wasn’t bad. They were 2 and 9 months, just starting to walk. I wore overalls, (lots of pockets) and wore a sling to put the baby in, and then the 2 year old held on to the hammer loop on my leg and we were just fine. The only bad part was that I was having my period, and had to change with them in the bathroom. Look! Is that a bug by the door? No, over there! Slight of hand and distraction, I tell you, I became quite the magician. And since we were going on the train, we were all wearing our stripey overalls, and when I took a nap with them on the train, I hooked the 2 year olds strap through the hammer loop so he couldn’t wake up and take off with out me hearing or feeling him. The baby stayed in the sling, strapped to me. We were fine. And we had a blast, and if I do say so myself, very cute in our matchy clothes.

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