Kathy Petersen’s Blog

Carsick?

Posted in children by Kathy on July 1, 2008

I’m not sure why my son threw up either on the way to my brother-in-law’s house, or just the other day, but I’m thinking it was carsickness. Lovely!

I get carsick sometimes, but never throw up. However, I feel sick for a long time afterwards, and feel like if I could just throw up, things would be better. Anyway, if the road is too curvy, or the car is stuffy, or if I read in the car (unless I’m very cautious), then I’ll get carsick and feel yucky for the rest of the ride in the car, and possibly all day. I’m going to move my son’s car seat to the middle of the backseat, and see if that helps.

Anyway, the other day when we were in the car, Keith said something about his tummy hurting, and (since I was already suspecting a propensity towards carsickness from before) I turned on the air full-blast, and he didn’t complain any more. But he wouldn’t eat lunch. Or supper. Even though it was food he usually likes and gobbles down (chicken and fries), we had to force him to eat anything. He acted fine during the long time at Walmart, and fell asleep almost immediately on the ride back to the cabin. He acted a little different in the afternoon, but I chalked it up to being tired from not getting enough nap, and also possibly hungry from not eating lunch. But he wouldn’t eat supper either. Then I finally put him to bed (early bedtime, because of short naps and cranky kids), and he vomited about 5 minutes later. After that, he acted perky and chipper! And he’s been fine ever since — certainly not a stomach bug.

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