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Toddler and husband's sickness related? (Slightly TMI....)

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InsaneDame Tue 29-Mar-16 20:25:03

So, our 2yr old fell into a river and swallowed some water. About 36hrs later he started vomiting. He vomited about 6 times over the next 48hrs, no diarrhoea. My husband started vomiting 5 days after our toddler, he vomited twice and then had a few bouts of diarrhoea - all in all the symptoms lasted about 12 hours but he had a headache, chills and weakness for a further 12hrs.

Could the two be related? I'm wondering if DH had a touch of food poisoning but I'm worrying about myself and our other child catching it. I've bleached the bathrooms to within an inch of their lives in the hope nobody else will get ill. It's our eldest child's birthday on Saturday but I'm not sure if should cancel the party incase of infectious viral stomach bug. Don't want to make the guests ill!

Marshy Tue 29-Mar-16 20:29:26

Err. ....your 2yo fell into a river? <misses the point>

InsaneDame Tue 29-Mar-16 20:41:40

Yes, please don't go there......... (I wasn't there...... DH was 'watching' him.....)

VimFuego101 Tue 29-Mar-16 20:43:57

Has your child seen a doctor? You can get Weils disease from rivers...

InsaneDame Tue 29-Mar-16 20:48:55

I spoke to the doctor, he didn't seem bothered - said the particular river in question was pretty clean (his he knows that I don't know). Toddler is fine now, was only ill for a few days. DH said that DS didn't swallow any but I find that hard to believe.

AppleAndBlackberry Tue 29-Mar-16 20:56:59

I'm not medical, but it seems like it could be a virus. Did the toddler go under water then?

clarella Wed 30-Mar-16 11:22:51

Weils disease is only ponds/ stagnant non flowing water (I believe). From rats.

It sounds like a virus with a 5 day incubation period - there's been some going around near me. Hope all are well soon.

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