I Need Better Virus Protection

This week, the voices have been one by one succumbing to the dreaded Norovirus.  For those of you without children, and those of you newly with children who have not yet experienced the wonderfulness of this particular ailment … it ain’t fun.

Basically, it is 1-2 days of sheer unpleasantness. If you are lucky, it only affects one hemisphere. If you are unlucky, it affects both. It is quite vicious as well. It dehydrates you pretty good. Problem is, you can’t keep anything down for the first half of it. I felt worse than I ever have from any food poisoning and almost as bad as when I had the flu a few years back.

If you are fortunate to have a little one with this … no, you just have to learn for yourself. I will say though be VERY mindful of dehydration. My niece had to go to the hospital when she had this some years ago.

That’s about all I wanted to say. I had to get this out there because I feel like crap after 2 days of a 2-3 day virus. No one is immune. Resistance is futile. And if 1 person in your house gets it … you all will.

Happy holidays!

 

On a side noteJust as a reminder, this is not “the flu” Flu is a respiratory ailment that has nothing to do with puking or the squirts. You won’t get over the flu in 2 -3 days. You will be hurtin’ for 2-3 weeks. Just sayin’. I used to make the same generalization all the time until I myself had the flu. Never made that mistake again.

 

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