Sunday afternoon we went over to a friend’s house for a Super Bowl party. Everyone was having a good time, and the kids were really loving a new space to run around in. But then out of nowhere Valentina just threw up on the floor, and then again all down the front of my shirt. She was completely unphased by it, and didn’t get upset at all.
The next day we planned on keeping her home from school, but ended up keeping both of them. Gia ate a cashew for the first time, and had a bad allergic reaction. No problems breathing, but she was covered in hives. I got to spend a fun two hours in the doctor’s office, and now I’m the proud new owner of an Epipen. Meanwhile Jen was home with Valentina, who was still throwing up, but perfectly happy.
That night (Monday night) Jen and I both woke up to realize we’d caught Valentina’s Revenge, and were getting sick in terribly unpleasant ways. Gia made it through the night without throwing up, but she started first thing Tuesday morning. So now Valentina’s the only one in the family who isn’t sick. It was a rough day, but we all made it through, and everyone felt better to varying degrees by the end of the day.
Gia woke up in the night and threw up a couple more times, but that was the last of it. Once Wednesday morning rolled around everyone seems to be back to 100%, or close enough to it. Valentina went into daycare, and Gia stayed home just in case, but she seems fine.
Since no post feels complete without a picture, here’s an animation of Valentina trying a lemon at a restaurant on Saturday. Maybe that’s why she got sick: