Saturday, December 19, 2009

It's Back

Almost as sure as the sun rises each day is the knowledge that if you have multiple kids and one child gets sick the others will follow. I should have remembered this following Elisabeth's bout with a stomach virus. But I forgot. I ignored that certainty and when no one else fell ill immediately after Elisabeth was sick I assumed we had dodged a bullet.

Sadly, it was not to be. Madeleine and Hank have both come down with what I assume is the same stomach virus. It's fast, it's furious and it's disgusting.

I am absolutely panicked. I've been washing my hands like a madwoman and keeping Caroline far, far away from the infected, which is no easy feat in our home.

If we make it through this week with no one else falling ill I will be so, SO thankful.


Cheryl said...

When we have had stomach viruses in the house, I have designated one bathroom as the "sick" one. No one else uses it until it has been disinfected. Something else you can do is get some Clorox wipes (or make a solution of Clorox and water or use some Lysol spray or some other sort of disinfectant) and go around and wipe down all the places people tend to touch a lot--doorknobs, refrigerator handle, Brita water pitcher, faucets, light switches, etc.

Good luck! Praying no one else catches it, now of all times!!!

Cheryl said...

Oh yeah, don't forget to wipe down the computer mouse and keyboard.