Wednesday, November 12, 2008

(Update) We Interrupt The Scheduled Posting Of...

One Year Ago Today (IV) to bring you this newsflash...

Rotavirus has invaded the Scarlet O'Kara household. Gross!



I have been changing foul diapers, doing endless loads of soiled laundry, spraying everything down with disinfectant, and bathing Miss Bryleigh in hopes of conquering this evil entity that has caused so many problems. We have even had to postpone her "big" birthday party because we didn't want to "share" this with our friends.

Once everything is back up and running in our usual crazy fashion without the interruption these unpleasant smells, we will return to the spot where we left off. According to the Internet, this should only take 3 - 9 days!!!

I have photos to post and stories to tell...

(Was just watching the news and see that there is a new vaccine that can help with this. Might have to call the pediatrician and see if it will help Miss Bry! Has anyone had experience with this vaccine?)

26 comments:

Haute Mama said...

I hope Bry gets better soon! This is the germy season - we've shared pink eye, the croup, and now some nasty cough that has lingered for nearly one month!

Jaina said...

Awww, I hope she gets to feeling better and that no on else catches it!

Coordination Queen said...

So sorry she's sick! I hope she gets better soon!

Kristen Distler said...

Quinn got the vaccine and it's painless. It's an oral liquid that he had no problem taking. Good Luck!
Kristen

Surf Girl said...

I'm so sorry! That is such a nasty bug. I hope she feels better soon. :)

Muffy said...

OH NO!!!!!!!!!!! I hope it gets better SOON!

Laura said...

I heard about a vaccine a few years ago, too, but we never got it, either.

I hope your little one gets to feeling better soon. I don't think anything is as worse as the rotavirus...yuck!

SarahHub said...

Oh, no! I hope the virus gets out of your house soon!

Nessa said...

Oh goodness! Hope y'all are back to good health soon. I feel your pain; I was sick last week and dh came down with it this week. Men are such fun when they are sick! Anyway, hope the little one gets well soon.

Pregnantly Plump said...

Hope she feels better soon! And doesn't pass it on to the rest of you!

Elizabeth said...

Yep, been there and done that. Katie had it when she was about 18 months old. We had to go to the ER because of dehydration. And then Dan caught it and then I caught it. I have never felt so AWFUL in my whole life - coming out both ends in a VIOLENT manner. So I feel awful for little Bry!

For us, it took about 3 days for each person to work it out of their systems. Day 1 is when you feel the worst, day 2 is when the stuff comes out, and day 3 is just the lingering yucky feelings. So hopefully you'll be done with it soon.

The good news is that once you get it, you don't usually ever get it again. But, yes - you can totally tell that it's different than anything else because of the smell. It's horrid. Our doctors called it the "Roto Rooter" because it churns your whole body up.

Anyway, I insisted that Jackson get the vaccine, and so far so good.

Kristi said...

Oh, I so feel for you We had a bout with the rotavirus when Noah was about 18 month (he's six now) and I still remember the horrors of it like it was yesterday. it was definitely the worst illness we have dealt with since we had kids. We treated the diaper rash with maalox on his bum.

Jen said...

I'm so sorry! Rotovirus is one bullet that we have thankfully dodged. Its so awful for the little one's who don't understand why they feel so bad.I hope your baby girls feels better soon!

marina said...

Hope she recovers soon!
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Caffeine Court said...

That's awful! Keep disinfecting girl...things will get better.

Jennifer said...

OOOO NOOOO!!!!!!!!

Laura said...

So just how long IS that rotavirus lasting at your house! Miss your posts!

Surf Girl said...

Just wanted to see how you guys were doing. How's your little one? Hope she's feeling better. :)

MoziEsmé said...

Bummer! Hope she's better soon!

anna said...

Yuck! Good luck ridding your home of that badness. Our babes have gotten I think 2 doses of the rotavirus vaccine so far. It's a syrup thing they drink and have had no problem with. Thinking of you!

Nessa said...

Goodness, I sure hope the whole house hasn't come down with the plague! I was just thinking about ya and a bit worried, so I thought I'd stop by. Hope all is well. I'm missing your posts!

Elizabeth said...

Where'd you go? It's been a while since you posted. I hope everyone has recovered from the Roto Rooter by now! Happy Thanksgiving!

Heidi said...

Oh that is never fun. Our house has been invaded also, but it's only me. How did that happen?