Friday was a stat holiday, Truth and Reconciliation Day, here in Canada. September 30th was the day the children were taken from their reserves. We took Jack down to Broadmoor Park and joined the crowds of people learning about Indigenous culture. Jack had a great time at the park and played hard. At some point, I realized that September 30th was the day when the children were taken and what that must have meant to a community. Can you imagine having all of the children disappear from your community? What that would do to your community? Can you imagine all of the children in this photo taken one day? Can you imagine the pain of the parents and the grandparents?
Jack must have picked up a bug at the celebrations or at the park because he started vomiting at 4am Saturday morning and he kept on vomiting all day. It's heartbreaking watching a little one sick. They don't understand nausea and vomiting or what you have to do to deal with it. I did manage to get some gravol into him a few times but it didn't seem to have much affect. We just sat with him for most of the day and did a lot of laundry.
He finally fell asleep about 5pm, exhausted. He woke up briefly, vomited again and then was able to sleep through the night and felt better on Sunday. We took him over to his other grandma's on Sunday afternoon and left him there. Apparently, he vomited one more time on Sunday night but is on the mend now.
Monday morning I woke up with nausea and diarrhea. I felt like absolute shit all day yesterday and even ended up laying on the floor at one point. I hate being sick. I know I just have to wait it out but when my whole body aches and any movement makes me nauseous, I hate it. I never did end up vomiting, thankfully, just a whole lot of diarrhea and terrible hearburn. I often wonder how people managed being sick a thousand years ago, without medicine and without an understanding of what caused the illness.
This morning I was able to eat breakfast and went back to bed and slept until 11am. I feel like a human again, hurray.
I make a terrible patient.