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Is sickness & Diarhea (sp?) catching ?

(45 Posts)
Esmummy Sat 03-Jun-06 11:41:03

Apologies for my thickness but DD seems to have come down with a sickness/diarhea(sp?) bug, she been sick once this morning and have just changed 3 extremely loose nappies in the space of about an hour, she's now walking like John Wayne bless her
I've given her an apple to eat purely because she wont touch dry bread and she wouldn't eat ther tea last night, trying to get her to drink water but she wont touch it and waiting for DP to get back from the shop with diaralyte for her.
Has suddenly dawned on me that being 16 weeks pregnant I seriously don't want to catch this but is it likely to be catching ?

LadyTophamHatt Sat 03-Jun-06 11:42:42

I'd say yes it is catching but if you're really strict with hand washing and hygiene you could be ok

Esmummy Sat 03-Jun-06 11:45:14

Thanks for the reply LTH. DP has just text me to say his tummy feels really dodgy
I can't keep away from her, she is poorly and just wants lots of hugs. She is all shakey and its absolutely roasting here

mears Sat 03-Jun-06 11:46:15

It is catching but you can limit risk by strict hand washing

Esmummy Sat 03-Jun-06 11:48:03

By handwashing do you mean after I change a nappy or everytime I touch her in general ?
God I sound so thick, she has been poorly before but its never bothered me catching it before.

LadyTophamHatt Sat 03-Jun-06 11:50:08

Wash hands well after nappy changes, don't let her drink from your cup (saliva)

No kisses.

Really avoid any contact with any of her bodily fluids

Esmummy Sat 03-Jun-06 11:53:05

Ok can do the seperate cups.
Have already failed on the kisses front, didn't even enter my head.
No bodily fluids, right, would help if I could just get DP to deal with nappy changes, hugs, kisses etc but she is a right mummies girl when she is under the weather.
Hope its just a 24 hour thing

blueteddy Sat 03-Jun-06 11:57:03

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Esmummy Sat 03-Jun-06 12:13:57

Thanks all.
She is lying on the sofa now watching CBeebies with a beaker of water and her little heart is pounding.

Esmummy Sat 03-Jun-06 12:30:51

What can i give her to eat or should i avoid giving her anything at all. Like i mentioned before she hardly touchered her dinner last night although she was at a party in the afternoon where she picked at sandwiches, fruit, sausage rolls etc. All i have given her today is half an apple but its gone past her usual lunch time and i wonder if i should try her on something

LadyTophamHatt Sat 03-Jun-06 12:45:19

if she's being sick don't give her anything to eat.

IME if they eat to soon after being sick they'll just bring it up again and it prolongs it all.

they say 24 hours without food but I've never manages to get my kids to go that long....

blueteddy Sat 03-Jun-06 12:47:58

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Esmummy Sat 03-Jun-06 12:49:32

She's only been sick once and that was at about 6.30 this morning, she has had the apple since then and not brought it back up, although the diarhea has continued.
I will just leave her while she is not asking for anything and see how she gets on with the diaralyte.

Esmummy Sat 03-Jun-06 12:50:41

Have taken the yoghurts etc out of the fridge and put them in a freezer bag so she can't just go and help herself. She wont be interested in any of the other things in there.

Rhubarb Sat 03-Jun-06 12:52:57

shit! I've just had a little yoghurt! I'm recovering from the gastric bug! Bugger bugger bugger! Only just finished it too!

zippitippitoes Sat 03-Jun-06 12:53:45

rich tea biscuits are my stand by for this..but if she doesn't want anything then be guided by her

Rhubarb Sat 03-Jun-06 12:55:32

btw, I was told to eat rice or drink rice water to stop the diarrhoea. As I was puking too I didn't bother, but if she's keeping stuff down, might be worth trying.

Rhubarb Sat 03-Jun-06 12:55:55

<worried about my yoghurt!>

blueteddy Sat 03-Jun-06 12:57:03

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Esmummy Sat 03-Jun-06 12:58:44

I would be worried too Rhuby, i hate being sick (not that anyone likes it) and the thought of getting over it then maybe getting back again would make me very sad.
I will give the rice a try as and when she is hungry, not got any rich tea's and still waiting for DP to return with from the chemist.
Also, her sick this morning was a very yellowy orange and just pure fluid, was actually quite thick. Any idea what that would be? DP thought it looked a bit like bile

Rhubarb Sat 03-Jun-06 12:59:17

yesterday. Just trying to go easy though as the diarrhoea has only just stopped, I though a teeny weeny yoghurt would be harmless enough!

btw, my sister gave me this gastric flu bug via email. Her entire family had it, she sent me an email, I get it! Coincidence? I don't think so!

blueteddy Sat 03-Jun-06 13:00:54

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Rhubarb Sat 03-Jun-06 13:02:36

dunno really. dd was sick a week last Tues 4 times but that was it, she was right as rain afterwards. A week later, this last Tues, ds was sick too and a bit floppy, but he wasn't really really ill. Then I get it and BOOM! I'm laid out all day yesterday and this morning. Not eaten for 24 hours and have just started tentatively to get something down me. Damn that yoghurt!

blueteddy Sat 03-Jun-06 13:05:25

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Rhubarb Sat 03-Jun-06 13:07:42

Nope, I'm laying the blame on sis, have already had her on the phone apologising profusely.

Esmummy, if your dd has what I had, it is horrible. Try to get her to drink and try the rice to bung her up. Your pregnancy should protect you from this, so I've heard anyway. She'll be ok this time tomorrow.

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