Thursday, January 28, 2010

~ Stomach Flu ~

The virus continues to spread.. Gladys started having diarrhea and vomiting 2 days ago and developed a fever last night. Just as she is starting to feel better and getting bubbly again, it's now Denver's turn to fall sick.

He vomited in school and also having the same symptoms as his sister. However, it is easier to manage Denver as he is able to communicate better and rush to the toilet to puke. Gladys on the other hand (being younger), cannot control as well and ended up making a mess on our bed/floor.

Since vomiting and diarrhea can lead to dehydration, it is important that they still intake some water to replace the lost fluids.
  • Sip small amounts of clear liquids or suck on ice chips
  • There are oral rehydration solutions for infants and children
  • Gradual intake of food that is bland and easy to digest. (Some recommendation on the website include, toast, apples, bananas and rice)
  • Avoid diary products, caffeine and alcohol.

Now this duo are on medication and hopefully both of them will get plenty of rest and recover soon.

Keeping good hygiene is also critical and following should be noted.

  • Wash our hands frequently and throughly.
  • Remove and wash the dirty clothing that is contaminated (hot water & soap)
  • Flush or discard the vomit/stool in the toilet and making sure the area is clean.
  • Throughly clean and disinfect the contaminated surfaces/area after an illness.

Hopefully Daddy & Mommy will not be the next victim!

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