Harriet Vane Posted August 6, 2012 Share Posted August 6, 2012 I was at a graduation party yesterday. As I was sitting down to eat, a mom came rushing up behind me with a boy (7ish??). They got within two feet of the bathroom and the boy lost it entirely and vomited all over the floor. (Splattered my feet :ack2:). Poor kid was miserable and could. not. move. and continued vomiting right there for another minute or two. The party hostess came running up with paper towels, and she and I cleaned up the vomit while the mother helped her poor kid wipe his face and swallow a little water, etc. I didn't mind being splattered (much) and didn't mind helping clean up. (I washed my hands immediately and sprayed them with household cleaner just to be on the safe side.) I felt so sorry for the poor kid gasping and throwing up in the hall. Kid's mom then tells us that the kid had a headache from hitting his head earlier. At this point I became alarmed and advised her to at least call her doctor, as vomiting after a head injury could be an indication of something more serious. (Side story--a year ago my nephew fell off a ladder onto his head. My sister brought him to the hospital. It was the usual slow checking in, waiting around UNTIL nephew vomited. The nurse came in and my sister said, "He's just been vomiting." Nurse ripped open the curtain and shouted out, "Who wants my head injury with vomiting?!?!" and more than one doctor RAN over. It was just like you see on TV. Nephew had a concussion, poor kid.) Anyway, the kid's mom said she was going to get her husband and leave. I thought no more of it. UNTIL . . . Two hours later, as I was leaving, I saw my ds playing croquet outside with the vomiting kid!!!! They DIDN'T leave!!!!! I hope the kid is okay, and hope MY kid doesn't get sick. How unbelievably inconsiderate of both the kid (who did NOT look well or happy) and of every other person at the party. That is all. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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