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urgent!emetaphobe home alone.ds has thrown up down the stairs!

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liveinazoo Fri 09-Nov-12 22:51:42

ive gone to pieces.......
the only support i have is a partner of 10years and he is refusing to come as is working a sleepover at a residential unit with mental health clients<not waking night>
my son is sittin gon the stairs surrounded by a pool of vomit
ive never been able to cope with sick and cannot even manage to be around anyone being/been sick
what the hell am i going to do
some body <anybody> talk me through this bloody mess

liveinazoo Fri 09-Nov-12 22:57:44

<rocking fearffully in a corner>

Hopeforever Fri 09-Nov-12 22:59:15

How old is your son? Do you have neighbours?

GobblersSparklyExplodingKnob Fri 09-Nov-12 22:59:36

You are going to be fine.

Do you have gloves? If not put plastic bags over your hands, you need to undress your son and get him into something clean. How old is he?

liveinazoo Fri 09-Nov-12 23:05:21

i am semi detached.neighbour is very new and works friday nights
my ds is 7
he came down and said tummy felt funny....i told him to go upstairs to the toilet and he threw up on hall floor.i said are you ok to make it to loo now and he then wandered up the stairsand proceeded to throw up all down them,all over the school coats and bags too

i just want to die the fear is that bad

im angry with myself ive just left him there<he says feels better now though>

im been having cbt since january and have made some progress but this is overwhelming

naturalbaby Fri 09-Nov-12 23:07:27

talk to him, keep talking to him
does he understand what you're going through?

corblimeymadam Fri 09-Nov-12 23:07:52

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sosotiredagain123 Fri 09-Nov-12 23:08:40

right get a bowl and towels for ds and clean pjs and get him back to bed.

corblimeymadam Fri 09-Nov-12 23:10:06

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naturalbaby Fri 09-Nov-12 23:10:15

you can leave it but then you'll have to deal with it in the morning
have you got cleaning spray or air freshner or febreeze or similar?

zonedout Fri 09-Nov-12 23:11:34

<wanders over from her own thread of fear>

so sorry you are going through this. You WILL be ok. Your ds WILL be ok.

not sure I am of much use except for to offer my utmost sympathy and empathic feelings.

think if it were me I'd start with a load of kitchen roll and plastic bags, then move on to some sort of wet cloths and cleaning solution (all straight into the plastic bags and into the bin) followed by bleaching whatever is bleach able. deep breaths. You are going to get through this <tries to convince self>

liveinazoo Fri 09-Nov-12 23:12:22

thanks everyone
my therapist and i had planned as a next step to thrown sawdust down when they were ill to absorb it and drown the smell<which i cant handle>
i did that before thried to reach dp<well not so dear nowhmm>

it the only area of my house with damn carpet
will go and try and sort it
be back shortly

<takes deeep breath and tries to swallow panic and bile rising>

corblimeymadam Fri 09-Nov-12 23:12:51

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sosotiredagain123 Fri 09-Nov-12 23:13:51

rub vic under your nose

naturalbaby Fri 09-Nov-12 23:14:12

you need to get the stuff in bags and sealed up so you don't smell it tomorrow
you might need to empty the school bags - could it soak through onto homework/pencil cases.

You can do it!! you can, think of your reward for when it's all sorted and keep thinking about that end point. It will just be a few minutes.

zonedout Fri 09-Nov-12 23:14:27

crossed posts <slow>

BB said it much better.

I'm here, on high alert, all night.

Ds2 seems on the blink (in all the panic about ds1's school I forgot to mention a girl was sick all over his nursery yesterday)

sosotiredagain123 Fri 09-Nov-12 23:15:19

zoned out fingers crossed

corblimeymadam Fri 09-Nov-12 23:17:00

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wigglybeezer Fri 09-Nov-12 23:17:21

I use anything dry to sop up the liquid, clumping cat litter is great , but of course, you may not have any. If you have anything really strongly scented like vics under your nose or olbas oil ( put on a scarf over your mouth) it masks the smell which really helps.

I am not good with vomit.

Buy some cat litter for future emergency use.

corblimeymadam Fri 09-Nov-12 23:17:39

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sosotiredagain123 Fri 09-Nov-12 23:20:30

how are you doing

elfycat Fri 09-Nov-12 23:23:16

Do you have tea tree (or other aromatherapy scents but tea tree is antiseptic) you could use in the room or sprinkle on whatever cloths you are using? It might help with the smell and also the idea of cleanliness.

Or spray liberally with antiseptic spray/air freshner/carpet cleaner stuffs.

I'd cover it in layers of kitchen roll and lift and dump in a bag quickly so you dont have to look.

zonedout Fri 09-Nov-12 23:24:06

grin yes you could ms ostrich

perfumedlife Fri 09-Nov-12 23:25:23

A scarf over your nose and mouth and sunglasses work for me. I have a dreadful fear of it too, the sunglasses just remove you a bit from it. Keep the radio on in the background to take your mind off it.

I do empathise.

corblimeymadam Fri 09-Nov-12 23:25:24

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zonedout Fri 09-Nov-12 23:27:12

liveinazoo, how are you getting on?

corblimeymadam Fri 09-Nov-12 23:27:23

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marriedinwhite Fri 09-Nov-12 23:27:50

Well none of us like it but if you don't want it hanging around until tomorrow. Do it in short bursts; hold your breath; rubber gloves; empty bucket; bucket with soap powder in. Scrape of the vomit with an old tablespoon into the empty bucket and get rid of it down the loo. Wipe off the residue with a large cloth; fresh soap powder bucket to clean more thoroughly. You may have to have the carpets professionally cleaned. Sort out the clothes and bags in the same way.

Make sure your son is clean, warm, OK and tucked up in bed first though.

zonedout Fri 09-Nov-12 23:47:13

hope you are ok liveinazoo

corblimeymadam Fri 09-Nov-12 23:53:28

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liveinazoo Sat 10-Nov-12 00:11:21

u still awake zone?
i scraped up the now soggy sawdust<so glad i got some of that>and bleached carpet<not sure meant to do that but meh>wiped ds feet<he stood in ithmm and he managed shrug off doused dressing gown into a bag.put that ouside along all coats adn bags-bloke will have to take them home and wash them <its the least he can do!>
ds is now akip on bathroom floor cocooned in a duvet and with a bowl lined with scented bag and dash sawdust
praying he ok now
i will be a wreck for nxt 4-5 days hi alert in case anyone else keels over and treeified most of all for myself<selfish emoticon>

liveinazoo Sat 10-Nov-12 00:12:27

thanks everyone for the hand holding.i couldnt have handled it "alone"
god bless mumsnet!

marriedinwhite Sat 10-Nov-12 00:16:55

Well done. Got the job done.

MrsGrieves Sat 10-Nov-12 00:22:12

If you have any bicarb of soda, it really helps to get rid of the smell, well done you, I managed to put a spider out with a glass and card yesterday, must be something in the air.

zonedout Sat 10-Nov-12 00:23:09

I'm still here watching and waiting like an idiot

Well done you liveinazoo. Amazing. You did it. You faced your biggest fear and coped with it perfectly. I hope, despite the phobic feelings, tat you are also managing to feel a bit proud of yourself.

Here for mutual handholding for the next 5 days while I watch & wait (and no doubt have call to get the bleach out but not on the carpet

Your poor ds. Hope thats the end of it. Are you able to get some sleep?

liveinazoo Sat 10-Nov-12 00:24:49

zoned shall we start an insomniac thread ?
i wont sleep now my nerves are in shreds and my ears are pricked waiting for any sound sthat are remotely unsavoury!

zonedout Sat 10-Nov-12 00:25:16

sorry for continuing typos.

Well done MrsG smile Give me a spider over sick any day (but I guess you would disagree)

liveinazoo Sat 10-Nov-12 00:27:15

its funny isnt it that every emetaphobe ive ever met/had contact with can deal with all manner of creepy crawlys!

zonedout Sat 10-Nov-12 00:28:03

good idea...

Between the sounds coming from my elderly dog and my neighbour sneezing, I am a jumpy wreck.

Think we should both at least try for a tiny bit of sleep... I feel safer nodding off sitting up with the light on at times like this hmm

frantic51 Sat 10-Nov-12 00:35:04

Not quite, my dd2 is an emetaphobe and she is terrified of spiders! I had to conquer my own fear of the 8 legged horrors to help her! Amazing what you can do for your kids! Well done liveinazoo, so proud of you! brew

liveinazoo Sat 10-Nov-12 00:39:23

thanks for the tea honey!

i hope you didnt think i was being flippant

your poor dd,how old is she

im ashamed to say my dd2 is vomit phobic and i blame my response to itsad

frantic51 Sat 10-Nov-12 01:15:06

No, of course I didn't smile She's 17 and the poor thing had to put up with me being sick a couple of weeks ago (terrible D & V bug) she even brought me a bowl at one point and even poked her head around the door a few minutes later to ask, "Are you alright? Do you need me to do anything else for you?" Bless her! (I didn't! Managed to empty bowl and disinfect it myself smile )

Don't blame yourself, my DD2 might have arachnophobia but my DD1 definitely doesn't and I raised both of them so... grin

liveinazoo Sat 10-Nov-12 01:19:59

theres hope for me yet then!grin
my dp a nightmare with spiders as are all the kids
im sure the arachnids of the world know this as wherever we have livedi seem to get the largest house spiders and i spend a lot of time in autumn easing them out of the house!
a couple have lost legs in their haste to be released and then ive found the same ones in the bath again the next day!<simpletons!>

frantic51 Sat 10-Nov-12 01:25:50

grin We get whoppers here and since DD1 went away to uni I have had to become the, "spider woman" as DD2 is rooted to the spot with fear and goes white and clammy (as, indeed, I used to). I'm afraid I'm not able to pick them up and release them sad but I am now able to kill them and despatch them once dead! I'm getting there! grin

liveinazoo Sat 10-Nov-12 01:34:00

i always seem to end up with legs in my hands as they try and scamper off so i now put a glass over them adn slide a piece paper under them
this method had allowed ds to get closer to them in a controlled way and he is a bit less scared.with the kids<except youngest who terrified full stop>its the scurrying that gets them going
poor little zoo<aged 5> has wet her pants rather than enter the bathroom when a spider is watching her from in there and its been an urgent trip,thus too late for me to remove it and then she could go!

frantic51 Sat 10-Nov-12 01:39:44

I can do the glass and paper trick with smaller ones now but I'm still too scared of the really humongous ones! As I say, I'm getting there! A year ago I was killing the smaller ones and would have been in much the same boat as poor little zoo with regard to the large specimens! sad

liveinazoo Sat 10-Nov-12 01:44:55

are you in the uk or do you live in a super scary place with big venomous ones?
i couldnt handle any of those!

frantic51 Sat 10-Nov-12 01:50:51

No, not venomous! grin I live in UK but in very rural area, surrounded by fields and house is old with lots of cracks, beams etc so get a lot of the really big ones, the ones that, if you put them in the palm of your hand (shudder) their legs would actually dangle over the edge! The most I have had in the sitting room here in one night was FIVE! But during the autumn there is very rarely a night without at least one. sad

liveinazoo Sat 10-Nov-12 02:13:53

blimey!my lot would be nervous wrecks!

i assumed you might be abroad as you still awake at this hoursmile

frantic51 Sat 10-Nov-12 02:16:40

No, I just suffer from insomnia! grin

MrsGrieves Sat 10-Nov-12 02:22:30

It's funny liveinazoo but I used to be quite emetophobic when I was small, pg and working in a hospital kind of put paid to that though, it was kind of normalised, although I do still freak out (in my head) about other people being sick.

The spider thing is odd, I was once terrified, but the fear seems to be getting less and less for some reason, I'm still not keen on the massive ones, but they just don't seem to bother me anymore??

liveinazoo Sat 10-Nov-12 02:24:27

ha ha
i started an insomnia thread...
think everyones gone to bed now though!

i doubt i shall sleep tonightsad

it seems easier to have a cat nap in the day and the dcs are aware if they dont feel well

zoned out has gone very quiet-hopingshe has managed a few hours sleeep at least

frantic51 Sat 10-Nov-12 02:29:49

Must admit that I am beginning to nod slightly. Poor you zoo sad Is ds settled now? Are you beginning to, "come down" and feel a little calmer yet?

corblimeymadam Sat 10-Nov-12 04:53:25

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liveinazoo Sat 10-Nov-12 08:51:19

sadly my damn top up went at 2.30 and i have just ran to the shop<few doors up> adn got some more credit

i was awake all night frettingsad

bloody knackered now,thank goodness the younget is 5 so i can seems easier to nap in the day as i know they more aware if they dont feel well when awake!

ds asked for some water at 6.30

he very tired but hasnt gone back to sleep

he has just had a rice cake and is playing upstairs with siblings-i will struggle to have him too near me all daysad-usually this will go on for 4-5 days<til im sure i aint gonna keel over> but i have firmly set myself just today and we will resume "normal" behaviours tomorrow<feeding normally,be together> it willbe a few more days yet before i stop panicking for myself<and the other dcs> and start eating again though<and sleeping>

i will be on the insomniacs thread again later<assuming no more "disasters strike!>

thanks again everyone!i couldnt have gotten a hold of mself without your support
<for the records the dcs are stunned with me!!!!!>

corblimeymadam Sat 10-Nov-12 08:56:25

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Iceaddict Sat 10-Nov-12 09:04:53

Hi. Just noticed your post, a friend of mine had this phobia. She was just like you. She overcame it with hypnotherapy. Took a few sessions but with each one it got easier. She's now fine and when her dd is poorly she's absolutely fine

liveinazoo Sat 10-Nov-12 09:05:16

sadly i dont feel proud myself belgianbun

bloke rang and all he kept banging on about was the kids being upstairs,not around me.despite the fact he works in MH he an be such a thoughtless arse sometimes-i dont need anyone else to beat me up ove rmy problems<i can do that sooo well myself>sadsad

he is picking up the washing for me after work and will pop it back tomorrow on the way back in<he has MH issues too so we dont live tog,despite having 3dcs tog> as i cant handle it in my WM<ocd element>

gonna try and grab a nap now.

corblimeymadam Sat 10-Nov-12 09:19:36

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frantic51 Sat 10-Nov-12 10:21:43

I, too, am sorry about bloke being an arse but glad he, at least, is going to deal with washing. Don't get me started on ocd about what can and can't go in WM! I, too, have very strange, "rules" about such things! grin One of the things that made my ex H so exasperated with me that he left sad Though I swear it was partly his controlling and EA behaviour that pushed me into it. Never used to be like that when we first married sad

liveinazoo Sat 10-Nov-12 13:18:24

one my exes got progressively "dirty" just to annoy me<i believe>frantic

we were together 5yrs and it was ok for 3 of them,then he started doing things he knew i wouldnt like and eventually in snowballed....

ffs who sits on the loo eating chocolates then wants to bring themdownstairs to "share"confused

he also stopped washing his hands before eating ,and eventually after going to the loo-at that point i chucked him out

as for washing-his mum did his laundry as i boil wash socks<esp when they are so disgusting they are crispy...god how did i ever live with that man?<shudders>>

he said i shrunk them.i say better be clean and smallgrin!

liveinazoo Sat 10-Nov-12 14:23:54

just to check on ds as dd2 said he was asleep
he woke up after a few minutes of calling him<he was feverish and i was worried>
he proceed to projectile vomit all over himself and his bed and floorsad

now im really freaking

i lobbed down the sawdust again but im torn between struggling with my fear and a small boy<7yo> dripping vomit from his hair looking tired and weak

the smell this time is over powering and im sooo out of my depth

do i tackle him or the mess first?

BeaWheesht Sat 10-Nov-12 14:36:01

Him, get him cleaned up and then sort the rest

zonedout Sat 10-Nov-12 15:13:45

Oh goodness, was just having a very quick check in amidst a floor full of Lego when I decided to have a quick check in. Poor poor you. Am holding your hand.

Right, one step at a time. Deep breaths (outside the bedroom and/or could you open a window for a bit?)

Pop the poor little thing in the shower or a nice warm bubble bath for a quick clean up. While he is in there, grab some clean pj's & bed sheets. Another deep breath.

Now, without really looking pop all the dirty bits and bobs into a bag or big bin liner, tie up and leave for dp to sort.

Another deep breath. now wash your hands with hot water and soap. Pop clean sheets on the bed, possibly covered in towels so should it happen again you can just remove the towels rather than strip the entire bed.

Help ds out of the bath/ shower, into clean pj's and back to bed.

Tell yourself how amazingly you are doing. You ARE coping you strong, amazing woman.

zonedout Sat 10-Nov-12 15:16:09

blush apologies for some of the nonsense I wrote, was multi tasking with a Lego lorry while I wrote it.

liveinazoo Sat 10-Nov-12 15:22:39

thanks zonedout

thank god bloke turned up for the washing 10mins ago-i was trying to rinse banana sick from his waist length hair<boak>at the time...

i couldnt do the bed-the folds of the duvet<toddler size that fits in machine thankfully>secreted littel pockets of it that i hadnt librally sprinkled with sawdust and the smell got to mesad

i did the floor though,as bloke wouldve ended up jusst sweeping a load toys into the bin too<girls bin playing around him!>

thankfully only a playmobile tree got a bath in it so i launched that!

dad dried and cuddled him<i try but i just cant do thatsad>

hes very lethargic and complaining of a very sore thoat-is that normal?

he has drunk about a pint of water today<most that just come up i fear>in sips,and had a bit toast,a rice cake and the banana <not all at once>

hasnt weed since first thing.should i be worried?<out of my depth>

im worried now he has something the girls will get as i assumed as he hadnt eben sick again he was ok and they bin playing around him.petrified im gune be ill-i would raher slit my own throat than let that happen<and im not jokingsad>

dads just left to go and wash the coats etc and pick up a fever strip<cant find ours anywhere>
he will be back in around an i be unreasonable to ring out of hours for some advice?

liveinazoo Sat 10-Nov-12 15:25:39

btw he now snuggled back up on the bathroom floor under a duvet with a bowl<though he doesnt seem to recognise he gune be sicksad>

his hair is now in a bun on top of his head--and i will be checking it regularly to try and prevent anymore hairwashing-- as he so weak dad had to support his weight in the bath while i tried to wash itsadsad

frantic51 Sat 10-Nov-12 16:13:24

Oh zoo! So sorry, been out and missed all this! I would say no more to eat now until hasn't thrown up for at least 12 hours but plenty of clear fluids in little sips as lack of wee does point to dehydration. Stopping solids will also make the vomit less in both volume and smelliness. You're doing great, don't be afraid to ring for after hours advice. Here now and holding hand! Hope your dp is back soon. xx

zonedout Sat 10-Nov-12 16:38:17

Yes, I second what frantic said. Def no solids for at least 12 hours. Try a teaspoon of water at a time. When you do re introduce solid food maybe try a piece if dry toast to 'test the water' then move onto other very bland foods and no dairy for a few days.

liveinazoo Sat 10-Nov-12 16:58:38

he bawled his eyes out when dad left to go home and have a bath/eaat<remember he worked from lunchime yest with a sleepover>

he not a well boy-we had blood tests done a few wweeks ago as he seems to be constantly ill and is a slender little thing that gets weak really quickly when unwell.he has been shown to have small red blood cells and is on iron medication and we are meant to go back to the gp in a couple of weeks with any illnessess he had since last visist...since 20th october he had a cold and night wheezing,then another cold and monday he was struck down with conjunctivitis-we only stopped the eye drops yesterday then he was ill last night!

he has a reversed chromosone and they dont know if that is causing any problems<he had severe deelopmental delay and didnt sit up til near a year,was 2 before walked>he seems to have caught up with his milestones but illness plagues himsad

i rang out ogf hours-i have roughly a 2hr wait for a call back as it a wweekend and very busyshock!

TheSilverPussycat Sat 10-Nov-12 17:01:32

Just stumbled across this thread, MNetters at our finest. Hope it doesn't sound patronising to say I am heartwarmed by this thread and impressed by all. Thirding frantic and zoned on how to deal with the actual illness.

frantic51 Sat 10-Nov-12 17:03:45

Oh poor little soul! sad I take it dp is coming back? You're doing soooooo well, zoo. Hang in there honey!

TheSilverPussycat Sat 10-Nov-12 17:03:52

x-posted with you, poor little DS and poor you...

liveinazoo Sat 10-Nov-12 17:04:06

thanks silverpussycat
ive said it before and i will say it again
Mumsnets a saviour in a crisis!grin

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liveinazoo Sat 10-Nov-12 17:13:43

im just this side of a breakdown now
hovering like a hawk,ears set for any sounds<despite 2 dd banging around>
sleep aint gonna happen again tonight.factsad
wish i could go to sleep and not wake up til it was all over!

frantic51 Sat 10-Nov-12 17:16:33

Good idea about the stock cube for salt, also coke is good for getting sugar into him if he is weak and floppy, I heat it first to get the bubbles out and also not good to be sipping really cold liquids, need to be blood temperature ideally. Another good thing is ginger, does he like the taste of ginger? Bottle Green do a nice ginger and lemongrass cordial, a bit pricey though, weak with boiled, cooled water. So proud of you, zoo.

frantic51 Sat 10-Nov-12 17:18:02

Sorry, x post. Is dp coming back at all, or is he working again tonight? Whereabouts are you? Are you in reach of any of us? sad

kerstina Sat 10-Nov-12 17:25:43

Hi really really feel for you I have had this fear on and off over the years so think you have been very brave.People have told me that flat coke is good for tummy bugs stops the sickness something to do with the acid. It could be a high temperature making him sick in that case have you given him calpol? Cold compress on forehead will help.If it is a sick bug you probably will not catch it if you are fastidious about washing your hands before eating.
What I have found is in situations over the years I have just had to face situations and get on with it as part of my job as a nursery nurse. Now I am a Sahm my fear has gotten the better of me again sad Think its bad enough to not want to work with pre-school children again.

Badvoc Sat 10-Nov-12 17:42:32

Please just give him clear fluid...I.e water or flat lemonade. For 24 hours after last vomit.
If he has diahorrea then get him some dioralyte.
Sorry you are both going through this...had it 3 weeks ago with both of mine.
It's not nice, but we got through it.
Good luck x

zonedout Sat 10-Nov-12 17:49:12

oh livedin, i feel for you so much, I really do. The panic is so awful and somutterlymexhausting. Your poor ds. It's such a worry when all is not well with them (I face my own, different challenges with my two so I understand a tiny bit)

for now you are doing brilliantly. I will be here to hold your hand tonight while I am on my own v watch. how does ds say he feels?

bb, that's funny, I often crave a bouillon/veg stock cube in boiling water when I am not well. And salty rice so will often make rice cooked in a stock cube for myself or the ds's when getting over a flu.

zonedout Sat 10-Nov-12 17:50:41

kerstina, sorry you are a sufferer too. Many a time I have seriously thought about retraining to work with children (would adore to do something at ds2's pre-school but similarly too scared sad

zonedout Sat 10-Nov-12 17:51:58


Now I have lost my ability to speak English!

So utterly exhausting is what I meant to say.

frantic51 Sat 10-Nov-12 18:13:15

Sorry, Badvoc seems to know better than me, blush I only mentioned coke on the advice of my next door neighbour who is a retired nurse and the ginger cordial because it always helps me. Unfortunately I can't take Dioralyte as it just makes me heave all the more. sad All that notwithstanding, you're doing a grand job, zoo, hang on in there!

Badvoc Sat 10-Nov-12 18:59:21

Hope you have a better night x
Frantic...I was told that my my old gp too, but nhs guidelines state only clear fluid.
And don't let them eat - I know it's hard when the beg - but it won't help them and will result in more vomiting sad
I make my kids wait at least 8 hours after vomiting for food. Just clear fluid til then.

frantic51 Sat 10-Nov-12 19:09:34

Ah! FWIW "clear fluids" simply means, "fluids that leave minimal residue in the intestinal tract" it doesn't, necessarily, mean, "colourless" smile It IS important to have salts and sugars if the patient also has diarrhoea and if they can't stomach diarolyte then any sugary liquid that they can tolerate is good for them. However, don't think zoo's ds has diarrhoea so probs best to stick to water for the time being as you say. smile How are you doing, zoo? Slightly concerned that you've gone quiet. sad

Badvoc Sat 10-Nov-12 19:23:39

I remember reading book by a gp years ago when ds1 was small and in the section in vomiting it said:
"If a child is vomiting give clear fluid. That means water. Not cola, not ginger beer, not milk!"
It stayed with me I guess and I have followed that advice ever since smile
I know when I am sick (shudder) I couldn't stomach anything but water.
I don't mind the black currant dioralyte! The natural one is horrid though...

frantic51 Sat 10-Nov-12 21:18:30

Still far more concerned by the disappearance of zoo. sad Hope she's ok.

zonedout Sat 10-Nov-12 21:22:01

Oh no. Is she still not back? Zoo, where are you lovey? Hope you are ok and just putting your dc's to bed etc. let us know if you can smile

corblimeymadam Sat 10-Nov-12 21:35:15

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zonedout Sat 10-Nov-12 22:27:11

Hmm, worried about zoo.

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zonedout Sat 10-Nov-12 22:38:26

And what, pray tell, happened to your post strictly early night, woman hmm grin

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zonedout Sat 10-Nov-12 22:51:15

Oh no no no NO NO and no

BB you are the most amazing, clever, comforting and very wise source of comfort. I just wish you could believe/take on board some of it for yourself. Or failing that I wish I could offer you similar amounts of comfort.

I am so sure she is fine. Remember, my ds2 groaned and wriggled all night last night in his sleep? You told me it was most likely bad dreams. He was absolutely fine.

Go to sleep woman grin

liveinazoo Sun 11-Nov-12 10:47:21

hi everyone,<old and new membersgrin>

im sooo sorry i left you hanging yesterday
ds went grey looking and wouldnt drink,hadnt p since first thing.took 3hours for out of hours to ring back and then say bring straight in...
bloke took him and they had to wait 2hr to be seen!shock
then spent antoher 3 hour in obs with nurses using drip as a threat to make him drink enouh to have a wee then sent him home

i spent all night in the bathroom doorway<he kip on floor wrapt in a duvet>watching him like a hawk and cry with fear and worrysad

he wake at 7and rasp for adrink,had 2 sip and went back to kip
slept again
woke 9and tempted him with a cracker<nurse say if not sick for 3hour give dry food like toast/cracker to give him some energy.water to drink.if sick again,wait 3 hours of not vomit and try another cracker>

he went straight to kip again.he still looks going out of my tiny mind with worry

just come downstair and made self eat a dry bagel and some sweets<dont eat when they are ill but awake im running on empty esp as not sleeping>

i must have azombie certifiate in the post i look soo like someone from teh undead!grin

least havent got sense of humour failure in a crisis!!

thanks everyone for keeping guys are keeping me going!

corblimeymadam Sun 11-Nov-12 10:51:27

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liveinazoo Sun 11-Nov-12 11:07:54

3.30 yesterday,but he was sick at 10.30 the night before then not again til then,managing to keep in a rice cake,2hour later a slice toast and a banana

he sleeping endlessly and doesnt wake when the girls start shouting and squealing,which he would normally,yet i dont want to keep shaking him awake to see hes ok so sit over him watching him breathe

am i losing the plot?!

corblimeymadam Sun 11-Nov-12 11:16:39

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frantic51 Sun 11-Nov-12 11:27:41

Glad to see you back, zoo! You had me worried for a time there. sad You continue to do a great job and agree with bb that sleep is the best thing for him!smile

liveinazoo Sun 11-Nov-12 11:31:20

thanks for the slight nudge of a kick up the arsegrin

his immune system is being investigated at present-he is on iron as he haas small red blood cells-and we have to return to the gp in another 4 weeks or so to review what he has had since last visit<in 3 weeks 2 colds,one with wheezing ,the other with horrid night cough,conjunctivitis and now this!>

im trying to rationalise that he not being THAT sick<i.e he can keep sips water down>

i will pop back in this afternoon...

thanks for keep hand holding
appreciate all posters support.x

corblimeymadam Sun 11-Nov-12 11:35:33

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Badvoc Sun 11-Nov-12 16:27:22

Glad you came back zoo.
Good news he is keeping after down.

liveinazoo Sun 11-Nov-12 20:04:56

dp is on night shift again tonight and im terrified of either the girls being hit with it or him bringin gup the sllice and a half of toast hes eaten todaysad<<irational loon alert>>

ds has still not moved except to go for a wee x3 today.looks like crap and is complaining still isnt feeling anybettersad

even teh promise of a banana<his favourite thing to eat in the entire world>will not lure him to eat and has been coaxed gently to just eat the toast in a bit to get a bit energy into him as he is very weaksadsad

i intend to ring the gp tomorrow for advice and try and get his revies bought forward regarding his immunity i think

hope everyone else is hanging in there!

frantic51 Sun 11-Nov-12 22:17:43

Still here zoo. How is ds's temperature? How long is it since he ate? If he has cooled down some and it is more than a couple of hours since he ate, the odds are in your favour that it won't come back, but do you know what? If by some awful luck it does, you can cope you proved that last night! You are stronger than you give yourself credit for and so many of us are in awe at just how magnificent you're being. thanks smile

liveinazoo Mon 12-Nov-12 00:55:18

appreciate the support frantic
as you know from the other emet thread both the girls are now being ill

ds is ok,he hasnt had a fever just bin a little flushed a couple of times

the girls have been sorted by mil and are chatting aay to her calm adn relaxed and smily

im soo eternally grateful,esp as she hates me so that she has come.<she hates he belved son to worry and right now im not in a position to worry

liveinazoo Mon 12-Nov-12 04:59:33

its been all quiet for a couple of hours but im so anxious sleep aint guna happen
every creak of the house and cough sends me into hyper state
my nerves are totally shotsad

giraffesCantLightFireworks Mon 12-Nov-12 06:10:41

Hi zoo. thinking of you smile hope all better soon.

liveinazoo Mon 12-Nov-12 06:29:40

thanks giraffes been the most unpleaantly long night of my exsistance

BlackCatinChristmasChaos Mon 12-Nov-12 10:04:12

Hi zoo How are things now?

Hope you all feel better soon.

liveinazoo Mon 12-Nov-12 12:50:45

thanks for popping in cats

its been horrid,truly horridsad

they havent been ill since 3 this morning.grandma said no water til 12 to give tummies a chance to settle

ive just offered them some and put on a dvd through an old computer that doeasnt work,but has a disc drive and tehy all chilling and watching that while i hide downstairs out of the way but with ears tuned for any unsavoury noises

im praying the worst is over

MH is rubbish,very very lowsad

Badvoc Mon 12-Nov-12 12:58:49

Sorry to hear that zoo.
It's very rough at this time of year sad
Hopefully they are over the worst now.

liveinazoo Mon 12-Nov-12 13:01:41

thanks badvoc
seeing vomiting is a topic in teh main board for today hasnt lifted me at allsad

wish they could just make everyone stay at home til they could sort a vaccine to irradicate contagious vomiting!sadsadsadsad

Badvoc Mon 12-Nov-12 13:08:24

Yeah, I saw that.
Just hoping the bug the dc had 3 weeks ago means they will be ok for a while but logically I know they aren't.
My ds1 really struggles during winter anyway (respitory issues) so winters aren't much fun in this house sad
It's odd isn't it?
As bad as noro or rotavirus is (and ds2 ended up in hospital with rotavirus when he was 13 months old) its over usually within 48 hours. Or the worst of it anyway.
It's the awful numbing paralysing fear that is the worst thing. The sleeplessness, the worrying every time you hear someone is's exhausting sad
<holds hands with zoo>

BlackCatinChristmasChaos Mon 12-Nov-12 13:09:34

I'm lurking on and off if you want to chat. x

zonedout Mon 12-Nov-12 14:42:22

sad wish I hadn't just read that.

still thinking of you zoo and all the other emetophobes struggling. Off to collect ds1 from school and anxious to hear the latest noro toll (and praying nobody came down with it in the classroom today)

liveinazoo Mon 12-Nov-12 16:48:36

zoned big hugs

are you sure you want to know how many are dropping?

will that make things worst.x

zonedout Mon 12-Nov-12 17:56:36

zoo, I have an almost pathological need to know all the details. How many, how badly eye etc. then I either feel better or far worse accordingly. Think it must be another control thing. How are you and your dd's doing this pm?

liveinazoo Mon 12-Nov-12 18:09:28

they are quiet and lethargic<unheard of for dds do it must be badsad>

dp is complaining not feeling well-it may be ibs though as he gets it very badly when under stresssad

im really not coping anymoresad

i just want to wake up and it all ok again

zonedout Mon 12-Nov-12 18:23:01

You are coping zoo, you really really are. And any day now you will wake up and this will be all over and it will all be ok again.

liveinazoo Mon 12-Nov-12 18:28:02

i hope so zoned i really,really do

i couldnt resist the urge to text dp and see if hes ok.he feels very unwell,but still not sure if it the lurgy or ibs as hes just laying in bed a the moment feeling progressively more illsad

BlackCatinChristmasChaos Tue 13-Nov-12 13:05:22

How is everyone today zoo?

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