Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A Stomach Bug Must be Going Around

Hey there. There's a stomach bug roaming around the Metallman household. A week or so ago, out little one threw up in the middle of the night. She got the stuff all over her bed and we ended up washing her sheets and covers to clean up the mess. As soon as she got better, my wife started to feel ill. She too ended up throwing up in the middle of the night and got over it in no more than a day. Now, our older daughter threw up in the middle of the night. The difference this time around is that she has a fever. She told me that she threw up in the middle of the night, but she said so nonchalantly that I didn't think to check her temperature to assure that she was well enough for school. She was up and about like any other day. No signs of sickness at all. I sent her to school and before we know it, I get a call from her grandma that the school sent her home. high fever and all. I didn't send her to school this morning. She is here at home, with me, my wife and the baby.

Our concern at the moment is that this is bug seems to be contagious. I don't get sick very often so I don't think I'll get it and our boy isn't showing any signs of picking it up. Considering that the baby is a week or so old, we're trying to keep the germs away from him so that he doesn't pick up this bug. Especially since he doesn't have anywhere near the immune system that everyone else has. I talked to our daughter about sicknesses being contagious and why it's important to sneeze into her elbow and why she needs to use sanitizer and try not to get to close to the baby when she's sick. She understood and is currently sitting in her room playing some Nintendo DS game. Something about being a vet. I'm sure that if she feels better, she'll want to play Guitar Hero or Rock Band.

She just walked into the living room and sat next to me. I'm sure she's feeling a little lonely since her siblings are not here to keep her company. I'll catch you guys later. Later.

1 comment:

  1. Well I hope you are all feeling better soon, and that the baby doesn't catch the bug too