When you’re a parent, you quickly realize exactly how difficult it can be to have a sick child. Regardless of whether they have a sniffle or if they have the flu, the only thing you really want to do is stay home with them, snuggle in and make them feel better. Unfortunately, the modern-day world doesn’t allow us to do that very often.
When we have a sick child, we probably will have to miss work and our boss does not always understand the situation. Staying at home with the child may be an option but it is frustrating, especially when we have to leave the home and our child behind. For one father, leaving the child behind was not an option so he had to gather her up, get her ready and take her to the store.
If you have ever taken a sick child to a store before, you already realize how much of a struggle it can be. For Maxwell T Auger, taking his sick baby to the store resulted in something that he never expected. In fact, it took him by surprise to the point that he shared his experience on Facebook.
“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!”