Attack of the Stomach-Bug Monster

I apologize for the lack of posting around here the past few days. The stomach bug hit our family… hard.

It started last Saturday. I got a phone call from my MIL. The boys had spent the night on Friday night, and Zander woke up at 6 am sick to his stomach. He spent the entire day in bed with a bucket beside him. When I finally got him home, I put him straight to bed, and he slept the rest of the afternoon, evening, and all night long. He woke up Sunday feeling a million times better, but I just knew someone else was going to get it.

I spent the next few days acting like Mr. Monk and trying to keep the germs at bay with Lysol, Peroxide, and Bleach.

I really thought it worked, too! No one got sick Sunday or Monday, so I thought we were in the clear.

Tuesday night, Gage and Parker both got it.

Again, it lasted about as long as Zander’s, and they were both feeling better by Wednesday afternoon. I opted not to go to church, just because I figured we were still carrying the virus, and I didn’t want to risk giving it to anyone else.

SO glad we didn’t go Wednesday night, because we were far from done.

At 11pm Thursday night, Jace came in my room and got sick all over the floor. 10 minutes later, Lucy did the exact same thing. Another 20 minutes later, it was my turn. {I didn’t get it all over the floor, though.} 🙂 All night long, Jace, Lucy, and I would take turns being sick. About 1am, Ashley joined in the fun. Then Parker started again around 3am, and Gage at 4. I spent the entire night taking care of the kids…  and I was as sick as they were.

That morning, hubby got up at 6 am for work and HE ended up with it. He went into work anyway, but by 10am, he couldn’t take it anymore. He came home and confined himself to the couch.

We spent all day yesterday lying around the house, and we’re still not back to 100% today. I feel like I’ve been run over by a truck. The kids slept all day yesterday and still slept in until 10 o’clock this morning. As I type this, Lucy, Jace, and Parker are back to sleep again.

This is one stomach flu that I would never like to repeat again. I’ve had stomach bugs go through the family – but it usually attacks one person at a time. {And usually one right after the other.} This is the first time that 7 of us have been down for the count at one time. It has been horrible.

Has this nasty virus hit your house? If not – stay far away from us. If so, did it hit everyone at once, or was it a one-at-a-time deal?

Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


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    ICK!!! I’m sure you are well aware by now how much I HATE the stomach flu. HATE HATE HATE. It just plain sucks. I remember one year using the carpet cleaner to clean up Kyle’s puke off the carpet and, while doing so, having to run to the bathroom to puke myself. Fun, fun. NOT. Usually, it goes through our family one or two at a time. I guess the “advantage” to everyone getting sick at once is that you get it over with faster. Right after we moved in this house, we spent an entire week dealing with it from someone or another, including a trip to Urgent Care with Alec and ending with me.

    (((HUGS))) to all of you! (I can do that cuz I’m hundreds of miles away, LOL) I hope this is it and everyone gets back to feeling good very soon!!!

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    Ewwwww! That sounds utterly horrible! My 17-year-old has had a mild bug. She ran a fever for a day, threw up a couple times, regained her appetite quickly, and has since had a stuffy nose and cough. My 8-year-old has a sore throat and stuffy nose. If this is the worst of it, we’re doing OK.

    And as one church member to another, THANK YOU for staying home. It drives me crazy when sick people go out in public and expose everyone else. Ugh! Sometimes, quarantine doesn’t seem like such a bad thing. LOL!
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    Hope everyone in your family gets well soon. My son just got diagnosed with influenza and my husband and I both have a bad case of the sniffles. Hoping it doesn’t affect the rest of the kids.

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    No good! It made it’s way through our house twice! Hope everyone is starting to feel better! Commenting from Alexa Mania!

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    We are going through the same thing in my house. Following you via the Alexa blog Hop!
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    2 Saturdays ago my boyfriend called me at work to ask how i was feeling because he felt awful and it was throwing up and having it come out the other end as well. I was fine though. Later in the day He was supposed to pick up his daughter and called to say he was sick and found out they were just about to call because they all had the stomach bug too! Then Monday and Tuesday two people were out of work at my place with it. Luckily so far, I have remained ok but i know that its lurking somewhere waiting for me to catch it!
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