Sunday, February 05, 2006
Up Shit Creek
My life may not be as titillating as a celeb's, but I do need to vent about these god damn stomach flu viruses that plague our children. I didn't know there were so many different strains of it. Last time my kids got the stomach flu, they were vomiting for 3-4 days. This time, they had diarrhea for a week. Did I say 24 hour stomach bug earlier? It was more like seven days of hell. My poor three year old had it the worst, he was literally on the toilet 20 times a day, not including the five times he had to get up in the middle of the night (I had to revert him to wearing pull-ups at night to keep the clean-up from the "accidents" easier). The girls were leaking out of their diapers and the mess creeped up halfway up their backs. I swear they got this from the Curious George event we went to at Barnes and Nobles last Saturday. There had to be at least 50 kids there and everyone was touching the trains, books, arts and crafts, each other, you name it. I didn't wash their hands after we came home and before they ate their lunch. I think that's what did it. It was really bad. Finally, today they are feeling better and the frequency of stools has lessened considerably. I hope it doesn't come back again. Ever.