Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Nothing Like A Good Case of Salmonella (with a side of guilt)...

Adam called this morning to tell me that the trail mix that I have been feeding the kids was recalled in the Peanut Butter scandal.

Crap.

I grabbed the bag out of the cabinet and took to the wonderful internet to make myself into a nervous wreck.
After a little digging, I did find where our trail mix has been recalled although the FDA has yet to mention it on their website.

A little more digging into symptoms of Salmonella and it hits me.

Last week, I begged Adam to come home and help me. The kids were sick again...
 I sat in Georgia Kate's room, scrubbing the floor with spot shot because she had thrown up everywhere.
I had changed diapers that were so bad that they required bathing for everyone involved.
Caleb spent a fair amount of time running to the potty... 
I figured we had been giving them lots of fruit and simply cut back on the amount they ate...
(that also meant I no longer gave them Craisin trail mix)

Why did it not occur to me that it could have been something more serious?
That guilty feeling is lingering in my stomach...

I called the doctor's office and they assured me that as long as they are back to normal, there is no need to do anything.  They also said that there is no way to know if they actually had Salmonella or if it was a simple stomach bug.

Ugh. This Mommy gig is tough....

3 comments:

Cammie said...

ohhh, that sucks. Im glad they are feeling better now!

Me said...

Amen to that...This Mommy gig is REALLY tough!

I'm glad they are feeling better now!

kel said...

oh man, that sucks!!!!!