Having a child often means missing quite a few days at work as toddlers get sick all the time.
Although it can be nice and cosy to stay at home with your little one, it can also be frustrating. No matter what you do, sometimes your baby won’t stop crying and needs your full attention.
The simple of act of going to the shop to get basic necessities can turn out to be a real struggle for any parent with a sick baby.
A dad who knows this all too well is Maxwell T. Auger.
He shared his story on Facebook and here’s what he wrote:
“A few weeks ago, my daughter Chelsea was really sick. My wife had to work and Chelsea had a temperature and couldn’t keep anything down. I had to send the baby sitter home and miss work!
I called the pediatrician and was given a list of things I needed to keep my baby hydrated, etc.
She was doing okay, so I decided to make the trip up to Meijers to get the things we needed.
My daughter was doing great, she was being such a good girl, she wasn’t whining, screaming, or crying, just being a 19 month old lol. She was doing so good, I bought her a new stuffed animal she was holding onto the entire cart ride.
I go into the aisle where the baby food is and that’s when the party started! My daughter looked up at me, her eyes started to water (as I’m holding her), and she pukes ALL OVER ME and all over the aisle and the coat she was wearing.
Now, covered in vomit and a crying baby, I still have to get her pedialyte we needed, among other things, and I had a cart full of stuff we needed.
I’m pushing her towards the front of the store, holding her in one arm and and pushing the cart in the other. She starts puking again, ALL over me and the aisle. Instead of helping me, people were staring! A crowd starts to form (ARE YOU SERIOUS?!).
I see out of the corner of my eye what looked to be an employee. I said to her, with my voice trembling and tears welling up in my eyes, feeling helpless, ‘Ma’am can you please help me ring this stuff out? I have to get her home.’ Without a hesitation she said, ‘Yes sir, absolutely,’ and put her arms out to hold my kid covered in puke, so I can take my puke-covered coat off and Chelsea’s.
Then she said, ‘Follow me and we will get you out of here, I’ll take care of you.’
I felt like the weight of the world lifted off my shoulders!
Here is a lady who not only was willing to help, but she didn’t hesitate to hold my puke-covered, crying kid!
Chris K you ARE AN ANGEL! You helped me more than I can even begin to express in words. You were an angel to me and my daughter that day and I will NEVER forget what a complete blessing you were! You are an AWESOME human being, and I hope Meijer realizes that they have a ROCK STAR!”
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It’s not always easy to take care of a sick child on your own.