We came down with it as a family year before last. Didn't know what it was first, oldest child came down with it first, vomiting and diarrohea- husband brought her to the gp, and when he went in he collapsed himself. Doctor diagnosed winter vomiting bug, told him to go home and for us to stay at home for a week to ten days, until symptoms subside. Not to leave house in case we infected other people. Said to drink flat 7up, fruit juice, water, tea with sugar- basically keep hydrated and take sugar in whatever form to give a little energy. If we could eat, to eat dry crackers, toast or dry biscuits. By the time husband got home myself and the little one were throwing up. It is extremely contagious and pretty damn horrible. For us it lasted about 8 or 9 days and although the worst symptoms were over by then we still couldn't eat for about another 3/4 days. I forced myself to sip lucozade now and then and tea. Towards the end of the first week we were having toast and kids would eat pasta with a little butter. Anything else we would just throw up ( and even the toast etc didn't always stay down). At the time the youngest was only 2. No milk obviously or anything like that. By the end of the bug the kids were looking pretty gaunt ( they are skinny anyway) so it was pretty nasty. No energy the whole time, kids slept a lot, and as we couldn't go out we just read them books, had jigsaws and colouring when they perked up a bit.
From what doctor told us ( by telephone during and afterwards) if it really is winter vomiting bug you WILL all come down with it. But there are so many different types of gastro and some of them are pretty damned serious ( more so than the wvb for healthy people) so always best to keep an eye and bring her to the doctor just i case.
Last edited by Wantobe; 29-04-2009 at 09:45.