Thursday, October 25, 2007

Happy Birthday Grammy Clare

I don't think this is how she envisioned spending her birthday...holding sick babies.

Aunt Christy just had a birthday too, she turned 33 this Monday. Happy Birthday gals!


GrammaG said...

Even feeling poorly Lily looks beautiful. Hope the "Bad Bug" goes away soon.

Michele S said...

Oh boy, this sounds like rotavirus or Norwalk virus. Mine have had both. Then I got it. It's the sickest I can ever remember being in my life. I hope you don't get it!

I absolutely agree with the doctor about the probiotics. I use two by Nature's Way for my kids and knock on wood, they haven't had any diarrhea or vomiting since. I researched and researched and researched the probiotics (I'm sure you know how insane I am about that) and found that the most beneficial are the Lactobacillus Reuteri and the Primadophilus both made by Nature's Way and available in the refrigerated section of any health food store.

Good luck and just keep them hydrated. It took us 14 full days before no one spontaneously vomited on the dinner table every single night. It was so awful. I really feel for you. They will come through this. It just seems like forever.

Jennifer said...

thanks Michele for the advice, I know you are good about researching.

i don't know what GI bug we have but it is bad. We did get the rotavirus vaccine last year. not sure if we are supposed to get that every year? or if this was the norwalk or just another evil cousin. it has swept through austin, but i was hoping we would escape it. we don't get out that much.

the nurses gave us samples of florastor kids that have saccharomyces boulardii lya. after talking to a family friend who is a pedi we switched to some i had bought previously with bifidobacterium lactis. she said those had more research showing benefits.

I do have some lactobacillus acidophilus too. both the later were bought at our local people's pharmacy - more of 'health food' type pharmacy. wheh.

when we work our way through this i will pick up the ones you mentioned.

and yes, it feels like it is taking FOREVER to recover. everyone seemed to be perking up yesterday afternoon. but the boys threw up last night and again today.

lily is a bit better today.

poor things, i can't believe how little they have eaten and kept down this week. they don't seem dehydrated yet, but i know they are just not able to drink too much with out throwing up. we did get them lactose free milk, which they were thrilled to have. of course, not much stayed down.