There is a wicked bug going around, so I thought it was a good time to answer questions about vomiting, diarrhea, dehydrations and all that good stuff.
Q: My child has vomited five times in the last two hours. What's going on?!
A: Chances are your child has the stomach flu. Stomach flu is a general term for infections (usually viral) that cause a sudden onset of profuse vomiting and sometimes fever usually accompanied by diarrhea within 24
I cannot think of anything more fun than showering a vomit covered, sobbing 7-year-old at 2 a.m. while his bedding is being stripped and changed. Of course it would be way more fun if while you were stripping the bed, you start vomiting, too. Bonus!
Ahh, the stomach flu. We all have had it and frankly we'll all have it again and again. Lots of different viruses cause vomiting and diarrhea and most of them are self limited and last only a few