Or: the Virus that Keeps on Giving
It’s a cross up as to whether being a parent or being a doctor makes you more likely to get the virus of the month. I usually know what’s going around before just about anyone else does. It was a bit worse when my children were little.
Someone managed to bring home a stomach virus last week. I had one child home Thursday and Friday. He seemed to be better by Friday afternoon. The other two got sick Friday night. I managed to be sick along with all of them. I got up early Saturday morning to cancel our haircuts because I didn’t want to pass this on.
My abdomen is still a bit “touchy” this morning. This is Day 5. I’m getting tired of clear liquids, though I was able to eat some yesterday. We have consumed more soda and popsicles at our house than we have in years.
The most annoying side effect for me is that I have very audible belly noises today. I’m glad I don’t do pediatrics, because the munchkins would be having a field day. It is going to be embarrassing enough to explain to the adults I see.
It could be worse. Yesterday I looked about 9 months pregnant and I could feel the gas moving around in there. Just like feet when I was pregnant. I got funny looks from all the males at my house when I said that.
Maybe tomorrow all will be back to normal.
I wish all my readers health. Don’t forget to wash your hands, and stay away from sick people.