@mikibell Uuuugh my baby picked up a stomach bug at daycare and while she is pretty much over it, husband and I caught it and are puking and shitting our brains out. Happy friggen New Years! I’m clinging to a desperate hope that baby sleeps through the night tonight.
@alexthegirl oh, I hope you feel better soon… As @mahoneyli, said Brat diet… As well as little sips of liquids, something with a little sugar in it, not just plain water…the sugar gives your stomach something to digest…
This too shall pass and by the time your baby is in school, you will all have gotten everything but those viri that come through every 100 years…seriously, it does get better!
@alexthegirl The baby will be the first to bounce back completely. This means she’ll be all happy, ready to play, eat, and make messes and all you want to do is sip bouillon and Pedialyte. Stock up on Pedialyte. Coupons on their website. For a couple of years I spent every major holiday in the ER with a puking, feverish kid. Next morning she’d be all fine and I’d go to work on 2 hours sleep. Hang in there.
I remember being shamed at the er because my son was running a fever and being miserable. They basically said, if I was a good mother, I would have taken him to the drs during they day instead of wasting er time for an ear infection… I was fuming, especially since it was on the dr’s advice that I went to the er. Poor baby never showed signs of ear infections, I had to guess…like no reaction to fireworks, extra snuggly, evil meltdowns for no apparent reason… Wouldn’t trade my snuggle bum for anything! (Hmmm must be the presnisone talking)
@alexthegirl I feel for you. I am so vulnerable to stomach bugs that if someone drives past me on the highway with stomach flu I catch it. I hope you and your family are well soon. I also hope you live far from here.
@moondrake One grim thing about day care: every child bring every virus from every member of their extended family, and they all share. You’d think the viruses would be related so they could confer immunity to at least one or two others, but noooo… Every virus is unique. Pedialyte (used to be Gatorade) and bananas. And one or two extra sets of sheets for each kid’s bed, beyond what you already have. How much fun is it to run a load of sheets, pajamas and blankets at 0300, and another one at 0500? Only a parent knows.
@Al_Coholic this diet is still recommended by doctors. When I had the stomach virus recently, they said to use it, but no one ever tells me bananas anymore. They explain it as bread, crackers, chicken stock… Easy to digest bland items.
When my dog caught it from me, she got the rice and chicken stock that I didn’t use.
@f00l Me too, or 7-Up if available. Somehow I never had the right things in the house when stomach ills hit. Ginger ale, lemon lime soda, chicken noodle soup, soda crackers- they’d get consumed and I’d forget to buy replacements.
@OldCatLady@f001 my husband introduced coca-cola into being sick … we always did ginger ale too… but the coco-cola does help, and it is something to swig and spit if puking is involved… They carry that and gum when they are away with scouts.
@Al_Coholic when throwing up, nothing was appetizing. Food smells disgusting to me. It was a day of nothing but Gatorade. Then a day of crackers and Gatorade. Then crackers and chicken broth based soup for breakfast and lunch, and then in the evening I got a Thai coconut milk based soup with chicken breast. After that I finally got back into mostly normal foods, but nothing spicy or anything that I knew might cause heartburn.
@Al_Coholic as I looked in my fridge, I noticed a container of jello leftover. I also had probiotic yogurt drinks after the first day.
As for the effects. I was on anti nausea medication. I stopped vomiting after the first day, but then it just went out the other way. After a couple of days my body basically had no food in it to process, so functions almost ceased completely for a few days, and then it still took me almost a week after that to get mostly back to normal.
So does the diet help with that, I don’t know. I know it helped me to get some food in.
@f00l yeah. I honestly thought I had food poisoning because of how violently I would throw up. The first day, a sip of water would make me vomit until I dry heaved. There was one time I had to wash the bathroom down and take a shower because the vomit came out so forcefully that I missed the toilet. At least at that point I was only vomiting liquid. Still not fun to clean up vomit when nauseous, lol
It went through my brother’s workplace a month or two before mine, and some people he knew, kept getting it and were sick for around a month. I don’t know if they just didn’t get immunity to the first strain, if it was different strains, or they just kept getting sick.
My one co-worker got sick on the same day as me. I was out for around a week, they were out for 10+ days. Mostly everyone else that got sick, it was a day or two later and they were only sick 1-2 days. Lucky them. It all started after we had a pot luck… So I wonder if someone was spreading it around. Not sure if the effect would take hold that fast or not.
I occasionally drive for Uber, and I just could not convince myself to drive tonight. The money from what I understand would be amazing, but with the rain and all the crazies out, it is just not worth it.