A stomach virus has been sweeping through the family for the past week. It has generally been OK, but Lucia couldn’t seem to shake it. We thought she was better yesterday, but she threw up again a few times in the evening and today she didn’t make it off the couch. By the afternoon we decided it was time to call the doctor, who recommended we take her to the emergency room. They were not happy with her behavior, either, and after giving her some nausea meds and a few drinks, decided we had better get her hooked up to an IV to increase her fluids.