Once Averi has her central line put in she won’t be able to take tub baths, so I put the girls in the tub this morning and told them to play as long as they wanted. Kaili was very excited (she loves doing anything with her sister) and Averi was happy to be able to splash.
When they had been in there for a while, I left for a second to get a shirt and returned to find the tub full of poop. Kaili was playing with her toys on the side of the tub and stared at me like I was crazy when I screamed, “Stand up stand up, you’re sitting in POOP!”
I finally got them both out and sat Averi down on a towel. Dan, being the helpful husband that he is, was outside mowing the lawn and couldn’t help so I decided to just leave the poop where it was and fill up the tub in the other bathroom. When I returned from that, Kaili informed me that Averi had peed. I patted myself on the back for sitting her on a towel until I realized that the towel was on the bathmat and both were now soaked with urine.
Again I decided to leave the mess for later and bent down to pick Averi up and take her to the other bathroom. That’s when I saw the brown chunks coming out of her mouth. She was eating her poop! I panicked – my first thought being that she can’t make herself sick eating poop because then they won’t start her chemo. I stuck my finger in her mouth and tried desperately to scoop it out. Then I started wiping her face with the urine towel.
Eventually I got her into the tub and splashed the rest of it off. Needless to say, I decided that her special last bath was over and I washed and diapered her.
When Dan came inside later and I told him what happened, the first words out of his mouth were, “Did you get a picture?” No Dan, no my first thought was not to stop and grab the camera while my daughter ate her own poop. Of course he did clean out the tub for me so I can’t be too annoyed with him. :) Maybe I’m not as upset about her not being able to bathe as I thought I was.