Monday, November 29, 2010

Tis the Season!

I have to tell you....while I love this time of year, it is one that I have also come to dread because of one thing. GERMS!  I am one of those crazy obsessive Mom's who does everything possible to keep my kids healthy. We always get our flu shots, I don't take my kids around people who I know have been sick....heck, when I was pregnant last year and the whole H1N1 thing was happening, I practically became a hermit. I actually almost passed out from waiting in line so long to get the flu shot!!!  So wouldn't you know, last weekend when we were out of town to my in-laws for Thanksgiving, my 8 year old son had a dreadful stomach bug. He started puking around 1a.m. and continued throughout the rest of the morning/day. Mind you, we had to leave to come home that same day. We brought a 2nd car home from my in-laws so we had to drive separate so my husband somehow got it easy and he only had our 7 year old daughter in the car with him. I ended up with the sick kid, the baby AND one wild and crazy 5 year old for a 3 hour drive!  I am still scratching my head trying to figure out how THAT happened. *lol* 

I waited for days wondering if anybody else was going to get sick and shockingly, nobody did...until THANKSGIVING of course!!!  It started with my 5 year old who was actually a trooper. No vomiting at all...but the dreadful "other" stuff that goes along with stomach bugs. Then it hit ME and talk about wanting to just die! Our family had Rotovirus when Josh was a baby and it lasted over 10 days with 2 of our children ending up in the hospital and that didn't even come CLOSE to how awful this bug was.

I woke up feeling kind of sick to my stomach but didn't think much about it at first. About an hour after though, it hit me like a ton of bricks. It was hands down the worst feeling I have EVER had. When the feeling would hit, I would break out in a sweat, throw my clothes off, puke my living guts up and at one point, I even passed out in the hallway outside of the bathroom. This would be followed by freezing to death, having to get dressed, bundle up in a blanket and pass out until it hit again. I slept anywhere I would drop! I spent part of the day in bed, part on the couch, some in the hallway, I even slept in front of the toilet! (GROSS!)  My parents took the older 3 kids for the day and when they returned, my daughter had vomited on the way home and was running a fever. Luckily hers was shortlived, didn't involve any more puking and aside from still not being able to eat, it appears we are all on the mend. Well, all but hubby who thought he escaped it just to wake up this morning with it himself!  Come to find out, everybody we know has it! It's called the Norovirus and it shows no sympathy! I just pray the baby doesn't get it!!!

So yes, I am behind a little bit! Hang with me while I try to catch up!!!! Hope you all had a WONDERFUL holiday weekend and survived all the awesome Black Friday and Cyber Monday madness!


5 comments:

Brenda said...

Oh my goodness! I'm so sorry for all of you. We had experience with the Rotovirus before too, and now my kids are vaccinated for it. I hope you all get your appetites back soon.

Michele said...

Oh no! How horrible...I hope everyone gets their strength back soon and it's behind you.

Laura said...

Yikes! I hope you all feel back to normal soon!

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