Further to my recent post about BabyMibs miraculous apparent recovery from a mystery bug he developed last Saturday evening, we have both suffered it yet again BIGTIME, which prompted me to do some investigating, leading me to the likely cause of Norovirus, or winter vomiting bug!
Whilst hunting down the symptoms, I discovered the origin of this lovely malaise, our local hospital, where we had visited a friend of ours on the cardiac ward on Friday last, there were no warning signs placed anywhere, as there usually are when these things do the rounds, although all visitors were banned from the Saturday onwards!
Strangely, we did wash our hands before and after visiting, didn’t eat or drink anything and didn’t even kiss or hug our friend ( he has a viral pneumonia and much though I like him I am fairly careful where BabyMibs is concerned).
This bug is definately on my list of one to be avoided at all costs in the future, it completely wipes all energy from you, I am STILL now feeling as though I have been ill for months, neither of us can eat much at all, and I dread to think how much my water bill has risen in the last four days, 6 loads of extra washing due to running out of bedlinen, nightclothes, towels, etc, soaking in hot baths to ease the very painful stomach cramps, not to mention the hundreds of neccessary toilet flushes more than usual!
My mother told me about something that made me smile though, apparently some poor holidaymakers have suffered also, and the news reporter that she spotted came up with a funny ( sorry) headline!
Well, you gotta laugh at the nastier side of life sometimes!