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.


Leilouta said...

How many kids do you have?

Chic Mommy said...

Three. A boy who is 3 years old, and twin girls who are 20 months old. They are really close in age and very much dependant on me for everything, that's why I get so tired. I have no help, just me doing everything. Highly caffeinated me.

Lena said...

I'm so glad they're feeling better. That sounds awful! I bet you're right about Barnes & Noble too. Mine got sick from those trains when she was about 2. Nasty flu. Now, I use the antibacterial hand wash constantly whenever we leave those places. Just rub them down in it before you leave the house next time. ;)

Hope things get back to normal for you. Well, mommy "normal". At least with less crap. Literally.

Glad to have you back.

rabiaiman said...

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Virenda said...

I know how awful it is and I'm sorry your week as been "shitty" (bad pun I know) but things will get better, before you know it they will be wiping your butt.

public places like that scary me, my kids always end up sick. Lots of wipes, and yelling. Make those other kids stay away, lol. Hope your feeling okay.