I wrapped him up, blanket and all and brought him straight to the shower. No sooner had he peeled his clothes off, he laid down in the shower and just whimpered and let the water keep him warm. I left him there and stripped his bed and changed my shirt, then set to building a quick blanket fort in the living room for him to lay in after his shower. I put down a blanket on the floor and a pillow, propped up a big blanket over to make it more fort-like, then added a box of tissues, a water bottle, a big bowl (in case he had to puke again), and went to go retrieve him. He proceeded to puke on the towel while drying off. In the wash machine that went too. I got him out to the little fort and managed to get him to put on some underwear. I asked him what else he wanted. A towel to wipe his face, and a blanket to keep warm with. Done. A few more rounds of vomiting and sobbing, and he laid down and started snoring.
After a few minutes of snoring, I stood up to walk into the kitchen to get myself a grapefruit. Vitamin C can't hurt, right? No sooner to I grab the knife to cut the grapefruit, poor #5 is sobbing thinking I'd abandoned him.
So today, I'm thankful that I got so much done this morning. Since then I've been laying on the floor in the living room beside the blanket fort, keeping my sick dive year old company.
When the older kids got home #3 made her special tea (organic, raw, unfiltered honey and hot water), and #5 finally got up to drink it. It must be working because now he says he's hungry. Yay for honey and rest!
Fortunately #3 was also in the mood to be helpful and went and did the barn chores for me so I could stay with the little guy.
Jumping back to the incubator, I'm a little confused. Last year everywhere I looked said you need to sanitize the eggs before placing them into the incubator. Searching for instructions this year I'm fining a vast majority saying don't sanitize the eggs, just use clean eggs and let the bloom work. Which is it? Anyway, I plan to set eggs tomorrow for a hatch date of March 19th.
Tomorrow I have several appointments, including a vet appointment for the six weaned kittens, Henry, and Sage. I may be too busy to get much else done tomorrow, but once eggs are set, appointments are done, and everyone is feeling better, my next project is winter sowing!