Friday, February 08, 2008

Say it ain't so...

The stomach bug has arrived in our house, it's unwelcome presence entered yesterday afternoon. It has left Corin and is hiding, lurking in somebody else. It's my least favorite part of illness (you know, because there's a favorite part of a stomach bug): the waiting to see who gets it next. We've got Sprite and Jello waiting in the fridge and I've got a chicken baking to make chicken noodle soup. We're ready, kind of. Are you ever really ready? Quinn and I both have plans tomorrow night- he with the manfest at Matt Davis' house and me at the Mohr's with the boys for fondue night. So does anybody want ME to come over with my infected children? Nah, I'm guessing not. A cold is one thing; I can handle a runny nose but a throw-up virus is quite another indeed. Women (at least my circle of friends) have an unspoken kind of rule: Sure, you can come over with your kids with runny noses, or even a cough, but DO NOT (on purpose) come over with a throw-up virus circling above your family. Throwing up is so unpredictable and if it accompanies its painful cousin, diarrhea, then YIKES. There are messy carpets in the future. Felix was whining before his nap and now I'm just waiting for the two-year old vomiting to begin. So here we go... Hope you don't get it.

8 comments:

Melissa said...

O no Kim, I'm so sad! Stomach viruses SUCK! I hate them with a vengance. The first time Brandon got one it broke mine and Brian's heart, it was AWFUL! We will miss you tomorrow night if you can't come. Yes, I do not wish to share in the stomach bug germs. We have a two day rule here. If someone comes down with the bug, two days later the next person will and so on. I guess the good thing about it is they don't stay around for a long time, but I'd take a head cold over a stomach virus any day of the week. I will miss you and the boys. I'm going to go pout now. But to be totally unselfish I'll say a prayer that you will all get better soon. *sniff, sniff*.

Scott H said...

Wouldn't it be cool if a big Florescent Orange mark popped up on your forehead just as soon as you contract a bug? Then you would know from whence it came, and who's got it, and who to stay away from!
Good idea for the CDC!
As it is, you just see the green faces, after the fact!
BTW, while you are stocking up....get lots of Gatorade! It was a big help for me in the recovery stage Tuesday, drank 3 liters!

Amy said...

I feel for you! That is THE dreadful bug to have in your house! Yuck! It is especially aweful when Mommy has it along with whiny kiddos who don't feel good. Hope you don't get it!!Lysol!!

Texas Aggie in Florida said...

Eeewwww! My condolences. Our house rule is I clean poop, he cleans vomit. Which works out pretty good in my favor b/c inevitably vomit always seems to come at like 2 in the morning. So while I'm nestled in the bed, he's outside in his briefs hosing down the comforter, or something like that.

Okay, go to the store and buy a huge stock of germex, bleach, and lysol and just go around cleaning and disinfecting EVERYTHING all day long. ??? I did that back in Sept when Cary and I had the bug, and my kids never did get it. Wash their sheets daily. Bleach the tub and toilets daily. Eat on plastic ware so you can throw it away (just in case the dishwasher doesn't get hot enough to kill everything.) That dern bug will be sorry it messed with the likes of you!!!

Kimmi said...

lysol is a wonderful thing. be sure to clean the faucet knobs, doorknobs, toothbrushes, phones, remotes, light switches, and anything else that might get germs on it.

Marsha said...

Poor babies! I'm sorry it has come to your home. At times like this, Lysol spray is your friend...everywhere....Lysol spray.

Stace' said...

Get to Missy and have her give you some Activated Charcoal. TRUST ME!!!

heather said...

We have the bug to me a cold Zac threw up twice just hoping it was flem. Here's to hoping know one else gets it.