Tuesday, December 07, 2010

I let my guard down

Things have been very good in the barf department for Elizabeth. She had gone 4-5 months without vomiting and is eating quite well (I won't count getting car sick on her Halloween costume because Daddy let her read her book in the car). Because of her long vomit free spell at some point I stopped doing a cursory check for garbage cans and quick escape routes. This left me ill prepared at her last Dentist appointment.
I think a series of events led to her mass explosion across the room and at the poor Dental Hygienist but she did give us a warning (I'm gonna barf)but my previous quick reflexes (I have been able to slide a bowl across a table and catch her dinner) and not knowing where the garbage can was left her and the office in a mess. Poor kid had to go home in the cold in her winter coat and underwear.
The plan for next time; no cookie dough tooth polish, she is not to lie flat and only afternoon appointments (she is pretty gaggy in the mornings). This little episode, a frequent cough and her gagging through breakfast is leading me to think that reflux is still not a thing in the past. Maybe we should invest in one of these, I do find Ziploc bags are great but it would be nice if they were not clear.


I Just Love You said...

maybe she just has a sensitive gag reflex? i do...i used nasal saline drops the other night and i lost it. yuck.

I Just Love You said...

please ignore the "just" in the first part of my sentence it should have been "also". i know she has reflux issues too.

Anne said...

Isn't it sad how quickly we lose our barf catching abilities? I hope things improve and you can be barf-free again.

Where on earth did you find the barf buddy?!