Monday, May 22, 2006

Sir Poops-A-Lot

I cannot believe I haven't posted about the nightmare of our Sunday morning. It started as any other day, but drastically changed in just a few moments.....

Like normal, Noah J usually sleeps until sometime between 7:00 and 7:30. We ALWAYS make him stay in his crib till 7:30, though, and he usually just plays/moans on and off till we get him. Well this morning was no different - I get his milk cup ready while Josh gets him from his room. Well, through the monitor I hear Josh say "Honey, I need your help in here." HELP?? Why does he need help picking Noah up from his crib? Already I know its gonna be bad.

Lets stop the story here let me fill you in on Noah's pajamas. Normally he sleeps in these skintight little sausage jammies. But he has the one pair that are baggy - EVERY time he wears these when we wake up he has them pulled off and on the floor. They are kind of long and as he walks around in the crib his feet pull them down farther and farther till he pulls them all the ay off and then plays with them. Saturday night he swallowed some water in the bathtub and was really upset while I was dressing him so I put him in the easy to get on, loose pants. Now, back to the story......

I make my way to the bedroom to discover the most horrifying thing I have ever seen. My son standing in his crib, with pants and NO DIAPER on, covered in poop. Poop in his hair, on his face, IN HIS MOUTH, all over the crib, the sheets, his blanket, his toy, his stuffed animal, the carpet, the rug........... well, you can see where I am going with this. HE PULLED HIS POOPY DIAPER OFF!!!!!!!!! Can you imagine anything more horrible???? I spent at least 3 hours just cleaning everything and doing laundry.

So that afternoon his has a 102.3 fever. Is it from eating poop? I don't know!! Try googling "my toddler at his own poop" and you won't come up with very many helpful articles! Josh thinks it from his shots he got on Tuesday, but I can't imagine it taking 5 days to bother him. He still had a fever today, so Joe didn't come over, which was good cause he was really needy, poor boy. He's getting better, though. I'm glad cause I didn't want to have to call the doctor and tell her he ate poop!!!!!

I figured you guys would appreciate not having a picture to illustrate this story!! :)

2 comments:

The Howard Family Blog said...

OH LAURA!!!! That is just horrible!!!!!! What a mess. You did take pictures, right?

themarlatts said...

NO, I didn't take pictures!! We were just so frantic trying to clean it all up! And it WASN't funny at the time!!