Saturday morning we woke up to a sick baby. He drank his bottle, and then proceeded to throw it up all over mom. Every so often this happens, so I didn't worry too much. With help from Dad, I gave him a bath to remove the formula from his "Danny Devito" hair and put him in his robe for a bit, just to make sure he wasn't planning his next vomit attack.
All seemed well, so we went about our day. But after a long nap, he threw up his next meal as well. He was crying, fussy, irritable and nothing would make him happy. This is not my baby. Ben is usually fuss-free and so easy-going, so clearly something was wrong. We got through the day and hoped he would be better in the morning. No such luck.
He woke up cranky and again threw up all his formula. With the worry of a first-time mom, I called and had the pediatrician on-call paged. Dr. Devidio called me back and informed me that a stomach bug has been going around and he was pretty sure that is all Ben was suffering. He recommended pedialyte and continuing the infant tylenol we'd administered before bed the night before (don't worry, it is generic, not the recalled version). Above is his first taste of grape-flavored pedialyte. He was confused by the taste at first, but decided he was a fan and sucked down 2 oz. We then gave him 1/2 strength formula after he kept down the pedialyte for an hour. He is now napping. Hopefully he is on the mend already and will be back to his normal, charming self soon.
Mom sure hopes so, for his sake and hers!