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March 31, 2015 at 2:43 pm #817094
Anyone else? My 8th grade brought home a heck of a virus we all have now…worst fever vomiting ect our family has ever been through.March 31, 2015 at 2:52 pm #823188
Not at Madison but that has been going around something fierce! I had a milder version of it but have friends who had it as bad as you are describing. So sorry your family is going through this.April 1, 2015 at 6:45 am #823189
it’s not only at Madison. It’s going around…grandson has been sick a couple of days (10 months old), now daughter has it. Waiting for the other shoe…I’ve been around both :(April 1, 2015 at 4:51 pm #823190
spoke too soon…I got it last night about 1am…whoa…haven’t been that/this sick in years…April 2, 2015 at 3:22 am #823191April 2, 2015 at 4:32 am #823192
So sorry Jan that you got it! I hadn’t been that sick since I was pregnant and got food poisoning. I almost passed out twice two nights ago and my 17 year old literally vomited with little break for 2 hours. It’s a hell of a virus. I wore gloves, face mask and bleached down every surface today.April 2, 2015 at 7:22 am #823193April 2, 2015 at 3:50 pm #823194
Stomach “flu”is actually viral gastroenteritis and is very contagious.It’s often a norovirus like those responsible for outbreaks on cruise ships. It should resolve in 2-3 for most people. Keep hydrated! Lots of hand washing and disinfecting surfaces to keep it from spreading in a household. There can be aerosol transmission if you’re close to the action of a sick one.April 2, 2015 at 5:41 pm #823195
Also, it is common to be contagious for several days after you’re feeling better (which I hope you all are by now!)…so take appropriate precautions to protect those you are in contact with.April 3, 2015 at 8:00 am #823196
and if you google Seattle norovirus you will find that it’s been a concern since early Feb in Seattle, King County, North Sound…April 3, 2015 at 3:14 pm #823197
A nurse once gave me a hint for how to get down water when you “can’t keep anything down.” She said to dip a 1/8 teaspoon measuring spoon in water, and drink one every 5 minutes, and then increase as you can (in quantity, frequency or both). She said the 1/8 teaspoon seems like very little, but it’s small enough to keep down and get water into you, which is very important if you’re vomiting that muchApril 5, 2015 at 7:14 pm #823198
There’s a nasty head/chest cold floating around out there too. Not sure If we contracted it at Emerald City Comicon or if patient zero was from my SO’s office (bunch of them we’re symptomatic a day or two before us) but we both got knocked out this week something fierce. Neither of us generally have to take sick time for being truly sick, only for regular dentist/doctor appointments. Totally caught off guard by this one since it seems so spring-like outside I wouldn’t have thought a winter bug would hit this hard. We both had flu shots but it’s possible we got a mild flu, he was really achey but I wasn’t. Stay healthy West Seattle.April 6, 2015 at 1:07 am #823199
because of my upregulated immune system i seldom get colds.. but i have been dealing with some kind of flu/cold/sinus infection/allergy thing for a couple of weeks now.. with no real end in sight.
now hubby has it :(April 6, 2015 at 9:38 am #823200
uh oh…when hubby gets it, the world ends… – lol…
really…hope we all spring back quickly…April 6, 2015 at 3:17 pm #823201April 7, 2015 at 8:50 am #823202
JTB…I read about the “2-3 day” – lol…dream on. I am immune suppressed because of kidney transplant less than 2 years ago. Mine started last Tuesday evening. While the “action” part is, for the most part, gone, the residuals of dehydration, simple nausea, and the inability to eat a whole nourishing meal, have made recovery …umm…daunting. I am exhausted most of the time, sleep more than I’m awake. What a long week it’s been…sigh. I will live, I’m sure…patience is wearing thin, however – lol
everyone stay (or get) healthy out there :)April 7, 2015 at 2:26 pm #823203April 7, 2015 at 3:10 pm #823204
JanS, Sorry to hear you’re recovering slowly. I’m sure you’re up on hydrating and taking in some electrolytes.
Otherwise,I like ginger tea for nausea and miso soup when I’m starting to get my digestive system back in gear.April 10, 2015 at 8:07 am #823205April 10, 2015 at 2:34 pm #823206
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