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To ask DH to leave work?

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PigInMuck86 Mon 23-Jan-17 10:19:30

Really not sure if AIBU or not. DH works shifts and I'm a SAHM with 3 dds. Last night all 3 came down with a vomiting bug. A child vomited every 30 mins all fucking night. And now i feel shaky and sick. Dd3 has stopped puking, dd1&2 are vomimg roughly every hour. Dd2 has oral aversion and is probably being sick cos dd1 is. Every time i stand up the room swings. I can't get to the dds fast enough to catch the sick. Dd3 (18 months) is screaming on loop as she wants cuddles. DH has always said i can summon him home if i really cannot cope. He is working till 10 p.m. and right now i can't see how to make lunch time. So would AIBU to ask him to leave work?

CommonFramework Mon 23-Jan-17 10:20:23

No, YANBU. Ask him to come home.

Hope they're all better soon. flowers

Soubriquet Mon 23-Jan-17 10:20:44

Do it

Sounds like you're struggling

londonrach Mon 23-Jan-17 10:21:52

Get him home. Sounds like he can come and you need him. Hope you all feeling better soon x

FourToTheFloor Mon 23-Jan-17 10:22:44

Of course not! I asked dh to take a half day Friday as dd1 was really poorly and I was starting to come down with something and I had stuff for work I had to get done.

3 dc vomiting and you feeling ill??? Definitely not unreasonable!

mistermagpie Mon 23-Jan-17 10:24:22

If he can come home then yes you should ask him, that all sounds like a nightmare.

qwertyuiopasdfghjkl Mon 23-Jan-17 10:24:28

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TheEmmaDilemma Mon 23-Jan-17 10:24:51

Get him home!

GinIsIn Mon 23-Jan-17 10:29:10

Of course it's not unreasonable, especially as he's already said to call him home if you need to! Hope you all feel better soon....

Finola1step Mon 23-Jan-17 10:29:28

Call him. I am usually a "Buck up and carry on" kind of person. But not if you are unwell yourself to the extent that you are unable to safely look after the dc. Get help.

Eevee77 Mon 23-Jan-17 10:40:53

Yeah, usually I would just say get plenty of fluids for the lot of you plenty of sick buckets and put on a movie but with three kids and you're coming down with it yourself I really think you should have someone there. YANBU

bookwormnerd Mon 23-Jan-17 10:41:11

Call him. You will get better faster if you can have some rest. I have done the just carry on thing then neerly passed out in playground when picking up eldest feeling very unwell and really scared her. Get yourself better

Miserylovescompany2 Mon 23-Jan-17 10:52:31

Ask him to come home. Sounds horrendous OP.

MycatsaPirate Mon 23-Jan-17 10:53:44

Get him home! This is what the parental leave thingy is needed for.

Hope you all feel much better soon and your house doesn't smell like sick for too long

Notanotherpawpatrol Mon 23-Jan-17 10:55:56

Not unreasonable at all! Call him and ask him to come home. You are ill, the kids are ill, someone needs to help you.

OnionKnight Mon 23-Jan-17 11:02:27

Get him home! This is what the parental leave thingy is needed for.

Doesn't he have to apply for that?

ghostyslovesheets Mon 23-Jan-17 11:08:31

dependents leave - emergency leave for such eventualities - call him OP - hope you all feel better soon x

Ponderingprivately Mon 23-Jan-17 11:12:04

absolutely ask him to come home. 3 sick children is bad enough, if you are ill too this is a good moment to ask for help if you can. wishing you all better.

MycatsaPirate Mon 23-Jan-17 11:13:17

Yes dependents leave. I couldn't remember what it was called. I just know that you have a certain number of days/weeks you can take for emergency care of dependents.

lozengeoflove Mon 23-Jan-17 11:15:48

OP, you poor thing. I feel for you. It's so horrible when children are ill and you are on your own with them.

Call your DH. YANBU - you need help, straight away flowers

lozengeoflove Mon 23-Jan-17 11:16:37

mycats I get 5 (teacher).

middlings Mon 23-Jan-17 11:17:09

I had a vomiting bug last month. Get him home. You cannot look after the children in that state - particularly not the 18 months old.

And get out the bleach - wipe EVERYTHING. door handles, light switches, everything.

Hope you're better soon. It's really horrible sad

Allthewaves Mon 23-Jan-17 11:19:37

If our not well call him. Mean time. Get all of them in sittingroom, put towels and sheet down if you have carpet. Give each a bucket or bowl (little water with some essential oil in bottom helps with smell). Just keep them knickers with blankets or towels wrapped around for easy cleaning. Put dvd on.

Done this many times when multiple pukers. We all slept in sittingroom too when bad novovirus hit as means I got max rest I could but quickly on hand for vomiting

Allthewaves Mon 23-Jan-17 11:20:58

Also keep yourself in pj as allows easy chage when littlest get you instead of bucket

PigInMuck86 Mon 23-Jan-17 11:23:01

Well i am now puking too. Dd2 is very distressed and assisting small children to vom into bowls while voming yourself is impossible. I've summoned DH. We are in my bed covered in towels with various buckets/potties. Trouble is emptying the bloody things

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