I try not to stray from talking food and crafts in this space, but holy moly this weekend was crazy. There is a stomach bug and a half sweeping through Atlanta, and it hit my house on Friday afternoon.
On Fridays I telework from a coffee shop near Darrol Henry’s preschool, and my phone rang at 11:30. They said I needed to come get him, because he’d taken two bites of his lunch and promptly thrown up all over himself. When I got there, he melted down as soon as he saw me, and the next 24 hours with him were terrible. I hate seeing my little man sick, and this stomach bug was a doozy. Thank goodness it was the weekend, so Dave could help out!
Whoops, except all of that help meant Dave got exposed, and the stomach bug hit him even harder. He was out of commission for much longer than Darrol, and Sunday was the hardest. I was taking care of a sick husband and a baby who was so happy to be feeling better that he was just a ball of energy all day.
Luckily, I seem to have dodged the stomach bug bullet so far, and I’m hoping that sticks. Also luckily, I work ahead on all of my writing, so hopefully all of this craziness won’t mean that I fall behind anywhere.
Avoiding the Stomach Bug
In case you’re stuck in a house full of sick, too, here are the things that I think helped me (I hope!) not get sick:
- Washing my hands like it was my job. Seriously, like every hour.
- Water, water, water. And I put 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar into each glass.
- I made sure to take my prenatal vitamin every day. I’m not pregnant, but I still take my vegan prenatal because it makes my hair and skin look so good.
- Tomato tea. A delicious cold and flu remedy!
- Plenty of sleep. This was mostly because after a full day of cleaning up barf, changing diapers, and soothing an unhappy baby was freaking exhausting. I was in bed by 9pm every night this weekend.
What do you guys do when you are exposed to a stomach bug? I’m not 100% out of the woods, so any suggestions would be most appreciated!