Remember the “Diaper Messages” or “Diaper Thoughts” games during a Baby shower? The expecting parents have no Idea that these messages will come to life someday. It just did for us, big time! Our son "A" got a stomach bug and it was a poop storm. The rest of this story may contain vivid descriptions and cringe worthy details, so read at your own risk.
"A" had been sick with a viral fever for a week and then poor guy came down with a stomach bug. As we immersed ourselves in making sure his diaper was changed at least 15 times a day, we didn’t even have time to think about the mess or the smell. We were just being regular parents/grandparents, trying to comfort our child through an illness.
When I got hit with nausea, I just thought it was the stink of his diaper that was finally getting to me. I just sprayed the house with more Febreeze and tried to laugh it off saying “What mom throws up at the smell of her child’s poop”?
Little did I know that changing too many diapers can be injurious to health? The situation got real when the little human, took down 4 adults with him. I got really sick and ended in the ER due to dehydration. My mom, dad and grandma got sick as well. Hubby was the only one holding the fort. It was difficult to get through as 5 adults, out of which 4 sick ones, were trying to comfort a sick baby and trying not to throw up at the smell of his diarrhea. Between our bathroom runs and constant diaper changes for "A", I did consider wearing an adult diaper just to get through some time. But then, who would have changed my diaper?