Well, the good news is no one else has got the stomach virus, so far.
The bad news is the 4 month old has a diaper rash that has been getting increasingly worse. I had taken her to the doctor for it late last week, but it just did not get any better.
I called yesterday, as soon as the office opened, and reported to the doctor that the cream he prescribed didn't seem to have any effect. She now had raw, oozing places that I was very concerned about.
He called in 2 more prescriptions that he ordered for home delivery and said that she should go without any diaper until it gets better.
So... I immediately thought, "Yippee! More laundering of towels and sheets!" Because we all know when we are busy washing towels and sheets, the other laundry mates in the hampers. They increase and multiply, each unto its own kind and fill the household, verily. The jeans after their kind and the socks after their kind until the whole household is filled with abundance. The woman is to have dominion over the laundry and subdue it. She looks upon the laundry and is sore afraid, yea, even unto trembling.
Then, an 8 yr. old angel appears before her as like a light, saying, "Mommy, I will help you." and the woman greatly rejoices, praising the Lord for the blessings He has sent her.
Where was I?
Oh, yes. There were many towels and sheets to launder, because 2 yr. old continued to have very frequent upsets. Anytime I gave her a popsicle or a bowl of crushed ice to eat, and I never gave her anything more substantial than that, it came right back up, almost immediately.
She begged me for water several times throughout the day, but she just couldn't keep any down. Poor baby.
She didn't throw up any last night because I gave her Phenergen before bed time. So far, she is very grumpy this morning, but I hope the worst is over.
Husband is coming home tonight.
Thank you, all for your prayers.