Zen seems to be feeling better today. I could do without the migraine that accompanies this virus, but other than that, I think I'm on the mend. I'm using peppermint and lavander essential oils for the headache and drinking lots of fluids (or I should say sipping.)
I decided that a little white lie to MIL would do the trick. I told her I called the ped. and they told me to give her plenty of fluids, hold back on solids until she showed interest and let her rest. I told her that their office was crammed full of kids with the same virus and that's the same advice they're getting to the tune of $50. She seemed satisfied. Oh, and to top it off, I emailed her the info. from Dr. Sears' website on vomiting and when to be concerned and when not to. If she had any doubts, I think she's over them now.
It's not that I don't trust her Dr., I just don't think there was any reason to trouble her and ourselves in this instance.
Thanks for listening (and your thoughtful responses.)