Monday: KayTar vomited up shortly after being tucked in. She stayed up until about midnight, which meant we were able to go to bed close to our normal time.
Tuesday: Same as Monday.
Wednesday: KayTar had her episode, and was out for the entire day. She stayed up until 4am. *yawn*
Thursday: KayTar vomited shortly after being tucked in, but she is awake for the long haul. She succumbs to sleep around 4:45am. *double yawn*
Friday: BubTar wakes me at 7:45. *triple yawn* 3 hours of sleep is not enough. Lots of coffee was ingested. Lots. Of. Coffee. My husband set up a surprise friend-date for me! He called my best friend and arranged for us to go to the movies. He was very sneaky and I was surprised. It was very thoughtful, and Blades of Glory was a pretty funny movie. When I got home, the kids were in bed asleep. Wonderful! About 10pm KayTar woke up screaming and gagging, but she didn't vomit! She just screamed and screamed. She calmed down eventually and alternated between playing and crying. We were able to give her Motrin around midnight and she went to sleep around 1am. When preceded by two night of being up until 4-5am, 1am is a little slice of heaven.
I think it is safe to say she's probably sick. It is so hard to tell, because she's KayTar. What is normal for KayTar is not normal for most kids, so it is difficult to tell when we've crossed the line from "abnormal for most, but normal for KayTar" to "abnormal even for KayTar". Even though she is prone to vomiting, she is generally a very good sleeper. If she stops sleeping, something is probably wrong. These things are much easier when accompanied with a fever. It is a clear sign, even in her case, of illness. Right now it is just guess and check. The nights are clearly worse, but during the day she has been puny, lethargic, and reluctant to eat much. She's uncharacteristically cranky, as well.
If tonight and tomorrow follow suit, then Monday we'll probably see the pediatrician. BubTar used to get ear infections and his only symptom was nighttime vomiting and disturbed sleep. He didn't run fever or tug on his ears or seem to be in pain. I don't want to ignore signs that something is troubling her, even if the signs are vague and KayTar-esque. The trouble is, Monday we have an ophthalmologist appointment in the morning and a GI appointment in the afternoon. It looks like our double header might become a triple header. We were going to have a fun day downtown, visiting the Children's Museum or the Zoo, but I don't know if we will have time now, or if she'll even feel up to it.
Have a happy Easter tomorrow if you celebrate, and if not, just have a lovely day for the heck of it. :)