We’ve been invaded, with no warning a predator has entered out home. This is every parent’s worst fear, the reason we stock up on bleach and bathroom wipes. We’ve avoided it as a family for over a year and now it’s got us by the throat.
This nasty virus hit us in the worst possible way, it took me down first on Saturday afternoon, rendering me to a state which is as close to death as I hope to be before the big event. I won’t go into details but suffice it to say that I was incapable of uttering a coherent word.
The next target was Brad, it seems it was mere minutes after he was mocking the sounds I make while vomiting that he was bent over in pain….what a crafty, wise virus it is that will strike Mom & Dad before the children. This indeed secured a clear path should it decide to hit the girls over the next few days…..
A form of influenza that results from catching a virus and the inflammation of the stomach and intestines, also known as gastroenteritis, and usually lasting from 1-10 days. Common symptoms are vomiting, diarrhea, fever, lack of energy, and nausea. Unfortunately, the stomach flu often leads to a series of weaker stomach illnesses and diarrhea that can last for another two to three weeks, but vomiting doesn’t always occur during these “aftershocks”.
Even though there are no cures or vaccinations available for this, there are still home remedies. These include clear, carbonated beverages including Sprite, Ginger Ale, and 7-Up. In addition, there are foods that are easy on the stomach such as crackers, chicken noodle soup, white rice, bananas, and turkey. One of the best things that can also treat it is getting lots of sleep.
Today I don’t have motivational words, no wisdom to impart upon you…..today I’m sleeping and hydrating…..and waiting, hoping the phone WON’T ring with the school notifying me the girls are sick.
How do you combat stomach flu?