That norovirus throw up bug that takes over cruise ships has taken over our life here and its been yucky!
Last Sunday, we went to church like normal and the boys were in the same room. Sometimes they are, sometimes they aren’t. We came home, that night was fine, and Monday right before dinner, Brother was telling me he felt sick and was whiny. At one point he said he needed to throw up and we made a dash for the porcelain throne.
From there on out, the rest of our night consisted of belly aches, potty runs and trying to keep all kids separate. I was SO proud of Brother. If you recall, in December, all five of us had the throw up bug at once. It was awful.
It’s awful anytime, but with both my husband and me both having the bug and three sick kids, it was rough. That time, Brother also refused to go anywhere near the bathroom and we had to fight with him to even try to throw up in a bowl or trash can. This time was a whole different story. He knew when it was coming, we made a game out of making it to the potty and he nailed it every single time.
Throw up is awful, but him being determined to “be able to flush it” made it manageable and spared me clean up, and saved a few germs being thrown around.
That night, I hopped on Facebook as Brother rested and I saw a church friend post that she was sick. Before you knew it, there were 20 or so comments with kids and teachers from that classroom who all came down with the bug on Monday. It literally was like it took over the entire class.
We set Brother up in the pack-n-play in our room so he could be close and so I could get him to the bathroom in time of need and Moose was asleep. All of the sudden, I heard Moose choking on the monitor and yelled for my husband to go! Poor baby had eaten dinner and every bit we saw twice. He threw up a few more times and my husband slept up with him and I took care of Brother downstairs and had the monitor on Annie M…just in case.
Its been almost 72 hours since we have had throw up and while we are back to normal life, I am still scared to “announce” we are clear!
I am not usually a germaphobe, but we have multiple events at church this week and with people STILL getting sick, I am tempted to cancel them all! The hubs and I talked about trading and me going to one service and him going to the other and that’s a viable option as well!!
Yall tell me I am not being dramatic!? I can’t handle any more throw up!! Do I need to suck it up and go or am I cool to stay in hiding for the rest of the week? The CDC’s website says that it can be spread for a few days after symptoms are gone and I am freaking out that someone may still be a carrier!
What would you do!?
Hope you are happy and healthy! I’ll be back soon with less gross posts…maybe…apparently head lice has had its way with my kids school classes. We have managed to avoid that as well. Seriously, pray for me!