At Sam’s doc appointment on 1 December he worked himself up into such a state when the doc examined him that he landed up vomiting all over both him and I (Sam, that is, not the doc – although he too was starting to look a little green towards the end of the consult). So I decided to go prepared at Wednesday’s appointment with Sam’s paed, even though “going complete” meant having to lug along two separate bags : both Sam’s normal “baby” bag (which is already jam-packed) and then a “pull-in-case-of-emergency” bag consisting of a great big towel (which has proven excellent at vomit catching) and a complete change of clothes. And thank goodness I did. The actual examination was remarkably uneventful, with Sam almost falling asleep at one point. At the end of the consult, I had just finished telling Dr B about how badly Sam has regressed with regards to his sensory issues, when he decided to weigh Sam (completely unawares, of course, of how bad it really is at the moment)…which involved Sam sitting on the baby scale…which (with sitting anywhere being a serious No-No at the moment) then involved Sam freaking out and vomiting everywhere!
Dr B opted to send us home anyway, with strict instructions to get Sam keeping some fluids in by the end of the day or, failing which, a hospital stay and IV were inevitable. I pointed out that Sam’s original surgery date had been Dec 14th and that he was probably determined to stick to the original plan of being in hospital then (he doesn’t take well to change, our Sam) so Dr B suggested I make a detour through the paediatric ward on the way out just to satisfy Sam’s need to be in hospital! I was like, “Errr….let me think about that one….of course not!!”
A rather pasty, bleak little smurf :(
Well, we are eight sleeps away from Christmas Day and we have still not done a scrap of Christmas shopping…although having a vomiting smurf accompany us could prove invaluable in lengthy queues! If he doesn’t improve quite drastically over the next couple of days though, I’m afraid all of our pressies are going to be in the form of a stack of I.O.U.’s….imagine?