DD was sent home from school Friday for vomiting. When I was picking her up, another parent came to pick his daughter up. Their teacher said there was something going around, and their sister facility had to send several kids home the day before.
Saturday morning, I saw a blurb on the news about a Norovirus going around. I mentally tucked it away for later research. That afternoon, DD had a temperature of 100.4°, so we stripped her down to her diaper and put her down for bed. She went willingly. The Mr. checked her hours later, and she was down to 98.4°.
Sunday, we went to the zoo, and about an hour or so into our trip, I got a terrible headache, and my stomach started flip flopping. An hour or so later, I thought I was going to pass out. I toughed it out 'til we got home, and then the nightmare began. I'll spare you the icky details, but it was no fun. I woke up a little before 11 last night, and my stomach felt better, but my skin hurt! The Mr. brought me crushed ice, and that stayed down, so I knew my tummy troubles were over.
My skin continued to hurt until about 2 this afternoon. I stayed home from work and kept DD home from school, because I hurt too much to take her. It's a good thing too: she ended up having a blowout, and I probably would have had to go get her.
In my misery, I Googled Norovirus and self-diagnosed us.
I feel much better now, and I finally felt brave enough to eat tonight. I will be staying home from work tomorrow just in case…
Kay Dub is a 38 year old stay at home mother of 3 fur babies, a preschooler and a toddler. An avid runner, marathon mom, fitness buff and triathlete in training, her most challenging goal is becoming a Proverbs 31 woman and "Wife After God".