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To be so sick and have to look after everyone with no help

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Mumto2uk Mon 07-Nov-16 17:17:21

I obviously realise there are people worst off etc, but I, my baby and toddler have a really nasty sickness bug and everyone can't stop throwing up and I'm having to deal with not just sick and changing nappies etc. It's my husband's first day at his new job so he couldn't go in and I have somehow managed to get through the day and counting down the minutes until hubby comes home to take over so I can climb into bed. He has just called on his way home and he now has it (sounded awful) I'm thinking how the hell I get through this evening and another night feeling like this looking after the children and being up all night. The start of it is the worst so very much doubt hubby will be able to help at all. We have no family help. Feel like I'm going to break and wish I could climb into bed and rest. AIBU to wish we had help or support and am I just feeling sorry for myself?

Mumto2uk Mon 07-Nov-16 17:18:03

Couldn't not go in was meant to say

HeldTogetherByGafferTape Mon 07-Nov-16 17:22:27

Mum, you're doing brilliantly! And it sounds like norovirus - if it is you'll be feeling better by morning, the kids will too.

Just tough it out for another few hours. You can do it. Big hugs.

Wrinklytights Mon 07-Nov-16 17:22:50

That's grim YANBU flowers

CanandWill Mon 07-Nov-16 17:23:54

No yanbu being sick with young kids sucks. I have been there and I am so sorry you are. Hopefully you will be a little better tomorrow.

DoinItFine Mon 07-Nov-16 17:24:51

Poor you.

It is a type of hell.


Allthewaves Mon 07-Nov-16 17:27:34

I ended up camping out in sittingroom with kids and buckets - it's a solid laminate floor and leather sofa - easy to wipe.

Put some water and tea tree or something similar in buckets to help with smell. Keep house warm and leave every one in pants/nappies for easy wipe. No one needs fed just keep ice lollys coming

dailymaillazyjournos Mon 07-Nov-16 17:28:32

God no, you certainly are NOT just feeling sorry for yourself. Everyone throwing up is totally, utterly grim. Will the DC come into your bed? Are they old enough to do that? In which case you can all suffer together. I wish I could give you some tips to make things easier but it's just sodding vile. It does sound like noro. The blessing is that it doesn't tend to go on more than a day or two. But that's not much consolation when you feel like utter shit and have children to look after.

I went to stay with DD and family last winter and DD, DSIL and I all went down like flies with it. Thank heavens (and no idea how) the baby didn't catch it but as I was the least ill, I had her in my room overnight. I can totally empathise. I hope that those of you who got it first, are feeling lots brighter tomorrow. flowers x10.

Topseyt Mon 07-Nov-16 17:29:34

It is perfectly understandable to feel that way. I remember times like that all too well and my kids are virtually grown up now. We had no family support network living nearby either. It was shit.

If anyone does want to eat then just give them something very basic like toast with a mere hint of butter and/or jam. It won't hurt for a day or two while you see how things pan out.

Hope things are better soon. Get as much rest as you can, even though it may seem impossible.

We've all been there at some point. You aren't alone.

helensburgh Mon 07-Nov-16 17:31:27

Just awful.
Keep going. Xxx

FourToTheFloor Mon 07-Nov-16 17:35:36

This was me a few weeks ago also no help. Dh came home from work a whole 30 minutes earlier to help me hmm

It's shit flowers

We are planning to move as it made me just realise how alone we are .

KayTee87 Mon 07-Nov-16 17:44:22

Sounds awful! Good idea about camping out in one warm room in nappies. Keep sipping water and tomorrow will be much better flowers

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