Last weekend, Stinky Marinky and his cub scout group spent the night at the USS Alabama in Mobile. BEST.TRIP.EVER. But my little cub came home with a super dose of gastroenteritis. Its been a long few days.
I think we're finally at the end. However, we are not without our battle scars. Poor thing is only as big as a minute so the diarrhea and occasional vomiting has taken its toll. Today is the third day of school that Stinky has missed which means there will be a lot of catch up when he goes back. While the last two nights have been restful, the previous two sleepless nights still have the DH and I exhausted. As I'm employed part-time, I can't draw from vacation / sick days to cover the time I missed at work. And poor Blinky McStinky, who has been fine until this morning, is growing wearing of not having Mommy and Daddy's attention.
Still, things could be worse so I have to remind myself to be thankful about that. Hopefully tomorrow will being health and wealth and happiness.
On a side note, please be reminded of these behaviors that can help prevent you from getting sick and curb the spread of such illnesses:
- Wash your hands regularly, especially before eating and being in crowded places or among sick individuals.
- Keep dirty fingers out of your mouth, eye and nose. (I wish Stinky had remembered this one!)
- Get sufficient rest every night.
- And for goodness sakes, get your flu shot! (FYI, totally unrelated to stomach flu.)