Sunday, February 26, 2006

This post is about Tiny's stomach.

Can little kids get ulcers? Madeleine has been complaining of a stomach ache for almost a week now. Intermittently she eats, a couple nights ago she threw up, but the stomach ache has been persistent and alarming. Just now she and Jim left to go see Baloonga or Boondag. What the hell? The animated dog movie. Whatever. Anyway, she was whining and mean and throwing her little poncho at Quinn. And as much as I wanted to get pissed, I can't help thinking this stomach thing is making her a little whiny, needy, poncho-throwing monster. Does anyone know of a virus that acts like this? My first thought was rotavirus, which we are all too familiar with, but she hasn't had any diarrhea, and the stomach pain is definitely isolated to her stomach. Shit I hate this kind of thing! If she's got it tomorrow we're going to the doctor...

Look - she's even sad with pipe cleaner glasses...


Anonymous TB said...

You guys are awesome! I hope Madeleine is feeling better.

And I love your headwear. I'm a do-raq girl in the summner. Currently I'm wearing a bucket hat. I wish I could pimp the crocheted beret... A lot of the hippie girls were wearing them this weekend, but I just don't think it's a look I could pull off.

2/26/2006 2:53 PM  
Blogger Montana1 said...

Malia complained of stomach aches off and on for quite a while around k-1st grade. We couldn't ever figure it out and finally came to the conclusion that it might have been related to (uughh) stress at school. There was no physical explanation and it just went away after a while.

As far as your issue with Jim- I think most of us that spent too much time on the computer have dealt with similar scenarios. Marth just finally gave up on me (which isn't necessarily the best option) but I've really tried to cut back. It really can be an addiction. I'm much worse during baseball and football season. I try to do most of my computer time between 6-7 am, my golden hour. It's tough, though. Usually I made the kids cold lunches because the school lunches suck and they don't want them.

Good luck. Sort it out.

2/26/2006 4:18 PM  
Blogger mama_tulip said...

Aw, poor Madeleine. I remember having to go for a stomach x-ray (and having to drink that awful chalk juice) when I was a very small girl because they thought I had an ulcer, so I think it is possible. I hope that's not the case with her.

LOVE the glasses, but her face makes me want to reach through the screen and kiss her pouty lips.

2/26/2006 4:45 PM  
Blogger Arabella said...

I'm sorry to hear she's not feeling well. It's probably best to check it out with the doctor, just to be sure.

If it's any consolation, those pipe cleaner glasses made ME happy.

2/26/2006 5:22 PM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

That picture's too cute. I am sorry she's feeling bad, though. I have no idea about stomach stuff -- but I hope you can find whatever's ailing her and that it gets resolved soon.

2/26/2006 5:46 PM  
Blogger Orange said...

My niece, who's 10 now, has had stomach woes for the last couple years, possibly a combination of irritable bowel syndrome and anxiety.

Wait...what's that right behind you there? You've turned away from the computer for a mere moment to pose for pipecleaner photos, and then it's back to blogging? But look—you're asking the internets for guidance on your little girl's tummy woes. Hero mommy is taking care of her family via blogging! See?

2/26/2006 7:04 PM  
Blogger Brooke said...

Well there just aren't enough "Awwwwww"s in the world to describe that pic! Hope she's better soon...poor little thing!

2/26/2006 9:28 PM  
Blogger The Gradual Gardener said...

Awww, look at that sad little face! Hope she feels better!

2/27/2006 5:58 AM  
Blogger The Gradual Gardener said...

Another thought about the Husband Issue...I see from the photo that you have a desktop. Before our daughter moved into the attic and we turned her old bedroom into "The Computer Room," our desktop was in the living room. Hubby didn't mind the time I spent on the computer nearly as much when I was in the same room as him. I think this was partly because I could still interact with him, and partly because he didn't wonder what I was up to.

Any chance of either moving the computer into the living/family room, or better yet, getting a laptop? A laptop would be a nice compromise, don't you think?

2/27/2006 6:44 AM  
Blogger Jaye Wells said...

Has she had a fever? You might try calling her pediatrician and see if anything's going around right now.

Love the glasses.


2/27/2006 7:58 AM  
Blogger DebbieDoesLife said...

If she still looks that sad wearing pipe cleaners than she definately needs medical attention!

Could it be milk?

2/27/2006 12:28 PM  
Blogger Mignon said...

Here's a little update...
She woke up in the middle of the night with a stomach ache again, but this morning I had her drink milk instead of orange juice**, then at lunch she drank a full cup too. Today she has yet to say a word about her stomach and has been eating much more than usual. I'm crossing my fingers it's the milk balancing out her stomach acid, but we'll see. I'll give it one full day before I call the doc.

**Backstory: she used to drink almost a gallon of milk every couple days - so much that she would hardly eat, but then suddenly last month she decided she didn't like milk any more. Zero. So yesterday morning, playing to her clingy side, I told her I missed snuggling with her in the morning while she drank her milk. Today I mentioned it again and she agreed to snuggle and drink a cup of milk before school.

2/27/2006 1:15 PM  
Blogger Ditsy Chick said...

Maybe it is allergies? Take her to the doc with the glasses on of course.

2/28/2006 3:40 PM  
Blogger Nabeel said...

coool pic .. and i dont think little kids can get ulcers .. only in certain cases .. ulcers are developed over time .. but then again in certain cases teens do get ulcers .. i think it's just food poisoning ..

i like the pic .. pretty cool
hope the kid is fine ..

3/05/2006 6:54 PM  

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