Tackle it Tuesday — Two Sick Toddlers…

by Janice

Two Sick Toddlers


Olivia got sick first.

Christmas Eve, not long after the kids tore open their presents at my in-laws, Olivia came down with a fever. I didn’t have any Children’s Tylenol with me, (I remember when Jackson was a baby, I always had it in the diaper bag!) but since the fever wasn’t too high, I decided to stay awhile and wait till we got home to give it to her.

She slept in my arms all evening — something she would only do if she were sick. Last year, she stayed up until well after midnight having a ball with her cousins.

Once we got home and I got some medicine into her, she slept soundly until morning and woke without a fever.

Christmas Day, she seemed in pretty good spirits, but the only thing she would take all day was chocolate and milk. (But the Doc says “the Three F’s” so I figured maybe a little chocolate would be ok!) ;)


AJ enjoyed some Christmas treats too…


But, that night the poor little guy got really sick with bloody diarrhea and vomitting. My mom and my hubby took AJ to the animal hospital while I stayed home with our sleeping kids.

They were at the hospital all night, but fortunately the test for parvo came back negative! We were SO scared we might lose him. He has had his first round of vaccines, but he is not yet fully protected.

Both of my “toddlers” are still struggling with diarrhea. I took AJ back to the vet and they switched his medication and gave him some special food. He seems to be improving a bit now and is ravenous!

Olivia, on the other hand, is still not interested in eating. But she is a picky eater on the best of days!

tt-two-sick-toddlers-4Today, I bought some strawberry flavored probiotic and mixed it with her yogurt. She had been very jealous of AJ getting medicine and so she gobbled it up saying, “Olivia’s medicine — NOT AJ’s!”

So, while Phil and Jackson are up at Whistler on our family vacation WITHOUT us, I am home nursing my two sick toddlers. But I am just OH SO grateful that it is nothing serious and they are both on the mend.

Now, if only AJ can get Olivia out of his bed! She is seriously saying, “Say CHEESE!” to him for this photo! Poor AJ!


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Written by 5 Minutes for Mom co-founder Janice. Yes, I am a Mommy Blogger, but I really prefer the term, Mom Blogger.
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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Michelle December 29, 2009 at 1:07 am

Janice I simply adore your toddlers..human and canine..that is too adorable.hope everyone is on the mend soon


2 Diann December 29, 2009 at 1:55 am

Oh, I hope everyone is feeling better real soon!


3 Gemini December 29, 2009 at 8:48 am

Beautiful photos. I hope everyone is ok now. Happy Holidays.


4 Dominique December 29, 2009 at 9:59 am

I hope the kids get better soon :)


5 Bonnie December 29, 2009 at 10:49 am

That puppy is seriously cute!

Glad to hear it’s nothing too serious with either of them.


6 Kelli December 29, 2009 at 11:04 am

So glad they are feeling better. It’s no fun to be sick at the holidays. Such cute pics, though. :)


7 Susie's Homemade December 29, 2009 at 11:32 am

I hope everyone feels better soon:-)


8 Hollie December 29, 2009 at 1:30 pm

Glad to hear they are on the mend. There is nothing worse then sick kids at holiday time!


9 Adrienne December 29, 2009 at 3:40 pm

You are a brave woman, having a toddler (puppy) with a toddler (baby), that’s alot of work. But they both look so sweet. Glad everyone is on the mend, talk about scary!


10 xmasdolly December 29, 2009 at 3:52 pm

Those are simply adorable pictures. I can’t make up my mind who’s cuter the baby or the puppy. LOL Thanks for stopping by me.


11 Muthering Heights December 29, 2009 at 6:19 pm

I’m not sure who to feel bad for…them or you!!

I hope everyone feels better soon!


12 Mikki December 29, 2009 at 6:48 pm

Oh goodness. Hope your little ones are feeling better soon.. puppy and all :-)


13 Naomi December 29, 2009 at 9:16 pm

Oh, no! I hope everyone is healthy again soon. They are so cute together!


14 Deb - Mom of 3 Girls December 29, 2009 at 10:01 pm

Oh poor Olivia and AJ – I hope they’re both feeling much better soon. They do make an awfully cute pair though! :)


15 Jennifer-Eighty MPH Mom December 29, 2009 at 11:01 pm

Oh no! I am sorry they were both sick! They are both just darling by the way (I am grinning). They seem to be pretty good buddies – maybe they helped each other get better!


16 Stephanie Liebert December 30, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Thank you for hosting – I am happy that I am able to join the fun this week! Here is hoping you two babies are feeling better. Happy New Year!


17 Heather December 30, 2009 at 1:54 pm

I am SO glad AJ doesn’t have parvo! That was my first thought when you mentioned his symptoms! Immediately after getting our new schnauzer puppy from a “reputable” breeder (who I surmised later was more than likely a puppy mill), she got sick and the test came back positive for parvo. I was devastated! The vet was so sweet and took her home with her at night to make sure she was taken care of and miraculously Molly made it through the horrible disease!


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