Thursday, January 29, 2009

Stomach Flu

We've had the joy of dealing with stomach flu this week! Hooray! (insert rolling eyes) It all started Sunday evening when Mia started crying in her crib. Went in to discover she had puked all over herself. The puke was bad, but seeing how terrified she was was worse. I felt so bad for her since in her 2 years of life, she's never puked. We changed her and the sheets and it happened again. After the 2nd, then the 3rd time, I knew we were dealing with stomach flu and started whining to him how I was going to be the one to deal with 5 kids plus myself getting this crud. I have no stomach for throw up and it sets me off as soon as i catch a whiff or see it.
Monday was better for Mia but then the squirts started which she STILL has. Then Dominic was hit on Tuesday, no puking surprisingly but bad squirts. Then yesterday Damien. I had this sneeking suspicion he'd be next because he's always been one of the first to come down with whatever illness is in the house. I decided for breakfast instead of milk, I'd give him dry cereal and applejuice instead of milk. Good idea because 2 hours later the school called to tell me he puked all over himself and he hadn't got his class pictures done. I had to race to town with new clothes for his picture, hope he'd smile since he'd be feeling crappy, and tow 2 other little ones along. We did great though, I sure hope he smiled since I waited outside the door. On the way home he puked in my van and then stupid me gave him chocolate milk which he went down for a nap and puked it up all over himself while sleeping.
Then it happened last night. My stomach started gurgling and feeling like a brick was sitting in there. I've got the crap too although I must have a milder case of it because I'm doing fine other than this annoying tummy gurgle.
Damien poor guy, he's doing better as you can see in this picture but he's sorta back and forth. I wonder honestly how many strains of the stomach flu are in the world. We get this atleast once, sometimes twice a year. It stinks, it's too much laundry. N0 parent should have to suffer through it! It hasn't struck Daddy, Alex, and Sophia yet, hopefully they'll be spared!

8 comments:

kbreints said...

oh uck! that is the worst.

I hope it passes quick!

Veronica said...

The joys of motherhood! That was our household last week.

Jess said...

I'm sorry. That is the worst. Puke laundry is especially difficult when it involves chunks. =(

Jenn said...

That is awful! I HATE the stomach flu!!! Working in a daycare I know how crappy it can be. I had it 5 or 6 times last year!

I hope it passes quickly!!

Nothing shocks me anymore... said...

I have learned (the hard way) when the pukes hit my house to STOP all non liquid nourishment. I will tolerate the low sugar shakes for a day while I only drink the necessary amount of liquid to survive( all the while cleaning up after poopy/pukey kids). Its a rough road but I have found that when/if I do finally get the crud.. it leaves quickly b/c there is nothing to *expell*. Too bad husband has not figured that one out! LOL
Feel better soon!

Jenn said...

Ugh! That sucks!! I HATE when kids are puking!! Back in October, the triplets had it BAD! It was 2 whole weeks of puking and diarhea - NOT FUN! Hopefully it will leave you house fast!

Haley said...

I hope everyone feels better soon. It sucks when there is 5.

Anne said...

The stomach flu is so awful and it almost always travels through the entire house. I can't imagine how hard it would be with 5 children! I only have 2 kids so far. I also have a PhD in biochemstry and have made a very informative website about the stomach flu. I believe that if people were educated about stomach flu facts including how it is spread and how long they are contagious, we all wouldn't have to get it so often. Please check out my website for a wealth of information about the stomach flu including tips to help you avoid getting this dreaded illness. http://www.stopthestomachflu.com