Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Yuck!

Wow! I don't think I have ever seen such an amazing amount of expelled bodily fluids in such a short period of time! My energy for cleaning up after sick kids that didn't make it to a designated barfing recepticle is waning. The time allowed for movies is increasing...and I just hope Danny doesn't get it (the yuck)!!! Of course, he'd be the easiest to handle since he's older.
Jon just got home from Utah yesterday. The Yuck started two days after he left. He got a lovely reception with seemingly healthy kids...but then Nate lost it in the car on the way home from the airport. Then this morning, Mary pretty much exploded all over him, just as he was about to leave for a work meeting. Then, later today, Jon and I were relaxing a little and catching up on things while the boys played outside when Mary had an episode from the other end of her little body. Unfortunately, her diaper had not the strength for containing such a flash flood and Jon's quick efforts at transporting her to the tub were not without casualties!
I just read up on rotavirus and other "viral gastroenteritis" (stomach flu) type joys and I found out that 1-2 weeks is pretty much the norm on getting over the back end side of things. The doctor said probiotics and a bland diet are all that you can do to help the symptoms until they're over it.
So, if any of you were planning on coming to visit this or next week :) maybe April would be better! Bring on the Clorox!