Gannon Report…again

My sweet boy is still sick. He’s still puking, still irritable, still cranky, still not himself. Even with anti-nausea meds, today was rough.

He fell asleep at the dinner table today, didn’t even get an hour nap in before he woke up vomiting.

He coated me this morning while I was holding him – we both needed to shower STAT so I called mom who came over to help the boys get through the bath while I showered.

Even when he was a little more perky, you can tell he doesn’t feel well.

I’m just not sure what else to do at this point. We’ve consulted with our primary doctor and our pediatric gastroenterologist and quite honestly, he needs to stay hydrated. As long as he stays hydrated (I’ve been really careful to be sure of that) they’ve given us all the meds he can have.

Without any further symptoms (fever, pain, headaches, runny nose, cough) – I’m glad he doesn’t have any of that – there is a good chance this is just cyclic vomiting which has no rhyme or reason – it just happens and will go away on its own.

Tonight Carver went to bed early (he was CRANKY) so we got to spend time alone with Gannon and we started to see glimpses of our sweet boy again. He was giggly and happy and I can hear him sneaking out of his crib again as I type this.

We are just exhausted – loads and loads of laundry and washing sheets and several baths a day – he has yet to vomit in the toilet or a bucket so you can imagine how immune to puke I am by this point.

I work the next few nights in a row. We are hunkered down, listening to the wind howl, we got a TON of snow today and school was closed. School is already delayed tomorrow too.

I’ve been working on a few top secret projects with my spare time too that I can’t wait to share with you! I’ve been hinting at in on my facebook page so keep checking!


  1. Irma Lopez
    February 5, 2021 / 4:40 am

    Kalissa I am so sorry that you are having all this going on with Gannon poor baby and poor mommy you must be exhausted. I realize you are a nurse and have a lot of medical knowledge I just wanted to run this by you. I remember your little family had covid a while back and I read where children are experiencing after effects with internal organ inflammation after they have recovered from covid. It is similar to Kawasaki. I felt compelled to give you this information so that you can bring it up with his doctors. If you don.t find it helpful please disregard it. I am a grandma of six and very involved just like your mom ready to jump in and help wherever she is needed. Bless her heart and prayers for your family

    • thepinkshoelaces
      February 8, 2021 / 4:00 am

      Thanks Irma! We did get that checked out and his inflammatory markers were normal (thank goodness)

  2. Ellie
    February 5, 2021 / 2:41 pm

    Bless his heart!,

  3. Meredith
    February 5, 2021 / 3:33 pm

    Have you checked for strep? Sounds just like my son at about this age…he was miserable, and so were we. Even though his throat was not really sore, he had strep.

    • thepinkshoelaces
      February 8, 2021 / 3:59 am

      we did 🙁 he tested negative

  4. Carolyn Sullivan
    February 5, 2021 / 11:24 pm

    I can not imagine what you are going through….. bad enough when they get the NV in a normal way.!

  5. Helen A
    February 6, 2021 / 2:28 am

    Dehydration is no fun. It takes the body a little while to recover from that and more vomiting isn’t helping of course. Thankfully it sounds like you’re doing all the right things for him. I really hope he feels better soon.

  6. Susan the Farm Quilter
    February 6, 2021 / 3:48 am

    Poor Gannon and poor family – everyone is affected by it!! Hope it goes away soon!!!

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