|Away at Summer Camp - Camp GiGi|
The dance is this: trying to get him to eat something and not to fast because that makes him sick, too. Once he gets something on his stomach (one hopes is enough) then it's time to pill him. And then the wait begins. Did he eat enough of the right stuff at the right speed to keep it down? Is his food going to stay down so that it's safe to pill him? Is the pill going to make him sick? Will I see him throw up and know to pill him again? Will he choose to puke all over the white tile floors (thank god it was the tile floors!)? The wood floors in the house are covered with yoga mats as they both protect the floors and provide him with a no-slip surface. He sometimes has coordination issues.
So that was our evening last night. Doing the dance. And I lost. He got sick on the tile floor and then got scared, because as the final clean-up step, I set out Iris The Mint. So today, he's afraid of the tile floors. Sigh.
Anyway, I knew I had to get some food and some water and his pills down him this morning. And he was pretty uninterested in any of it. But he does love a car ride (as a requirement of my keeping him - I get Pebbles' car too - this smelly beast ain't riding around in MalibuKen), so I put him in the car and we went for an early morning trip to McDonald's. Aside: as a further testament to my bad timing - I'd decided to quit caffeine - and had switched to Sprite Zero and decaf coffee - dumbass move. Today was not the day - so I was hurting this morning - so we went through the drive-through for some McD's coffee.
He enjoyed his car ride and we came back into the back yard and I got some food down him and got him pilled. We hung out outside (he HATES being outside - absolutely HATES it) until the puking threat had passed. He still seems lethargic and I'm concerned about his water intake, but he did get lots of water last night when we were playing in the water hose in the back yard. Anyway, I've given up early morning workouts while he is staying with me, as it takes that time to just get him situated for the day.
I now know why my daughter is always late.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Go for a joy ride.