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Preparing for a vomit-fest - what else do I need to do?
My brother and mum have been staying here to help out as I have just come out of hospital and DH has M.S. Unfortunately my brother went down with D&V yesterday morning - we quarantined him to the spare room and bathroom and disinfected the house etc, but now my mum has gone down with the same bug. I'm worried it's only a matter of time before the rest of us do.
I've tried to prepare by putting bowls and water next to everyone's bed, as well as spare bedding and PJs for the kids.
I've disinfected the house again and put all the towels/tea towels etc in a hot wash.
If I could scrub the kids hands with bleach I would do but as it is I've insisted on lots of proper handwashing with soap
Is there anything else I can do to avoid this spreading through the family? DH is likely to be hit hard by it and I'm already debilitated by recent surgery followed by two emergency admissions to hospital - I feel like I live in a plague house!!!
Everyone washing hands with soap, hot water and drying them properly after every trip to toilet and every vomit session and every cough/sneeze etc is best bet. and no ill person allowed within breathing distance of the kitchen!
Latex gloves when clearing up, and whenever you use the bathroom. I quite often manage to avoid bugs this way (pathetic emetophobe). If you do succomb, nil by mouth, at the very first symptom (to lesson the chance of vomiting)
Thanks for all the advice - I have taken on all the suggestions if I was not already doing them
Nobody else been sick since DS1 so am desperately hoping this is the end of it all?
Interestingly my mum thinks I'm going over the top with the disinfecting, handwashing and banning all affected people from the kitchen for 48 hrs - and yet she's the one who gets far more vomiting bugs than we do
Since we are now in July I'm trying to be positive that this will be a much better month and write-off June 2011 as probably the crappiest month of my life! (perhaps with the exception of when DH was dx)
In summary June went like this
gall bladder operation - came out same day - all fine two days later I went yellow and was emergency admitted to hospital on drips, painkillers etc, in hospital for 3 days - blocked bile duct missed Take That got home, discovered kids had worms (and I have a worm phobia) instead of resting I disinfect house next day found a wasp nest in the roof then found 2 moths nests in the bedroom cupboards DH has a relapse with his MS developed horrific thrush following totally unneccessary enema given to me in hospital got a fever and abdominal pain got worse with awful headache - painkillers not working went to out of hours GP - got sent to hospital admitted for drips, drugs and CT scan they think I may have viral meningitis I do not have viral meningitis - apparently it is a migraine- given injection which sorts it 3 days after admission I am discharged from hospital come home to be looked after by mum and brother and all the vomiting starts
so you can see why June wasn't my favourite month really..........
Lollipoppet - the removal itself was ok - be prepared for the excrutiating shoulder pain in the first 24 hrs which is due to the gas they use to inflate your abdomen - if they offer painkillers - take them!
I found bending down difficult for the first week as my tummy was sore and swollen - not too delibilitated by the op itself - just the ensuing complications which you are unlikely to have. good luck