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Getting a sick is terrible; but your child getting sick is 1,000,000 times worse!

For me, there’s no worse feeling than knowing that my baby doesn’t feel good and that the world has to keep spinning in spite of our personal dilemma!

It is perfectly OKAY if your child gets sick regularly! It’s not a reflection of your parenting skills or your ability to maintain your household ( most times..haha), but its just insanely easy for children especially to pass germs from one to another. Part of this is also parents’ inability, for several reasons, to quarantine their children for the appropriate amount to allow the sickness to run its course and no longer be contagious.

Those of you who are personal friends of mine know that little Squally had a stomach bug this week. More specifically it was probably Rotavirus, but I’m not a doctor (yet ?) so I’m not trying to diagnose her myself using google. haha I didn’t take her to the doctor for 3 reasons: I was pretty sure of who/where she got it from, she’s had it before, and I talked to her pediatrician the last time it happened, so I already knew what to do and expect.

A lot of people around me have had their children/babies come down with similar symptoms over the past couple of months: projectile vomiting, fever, sometimes a decreased appetite, and then the child’s temperament varies from person to person. Lariah, for example, had all of the mentioned symptoms I just listed, but was completely normal otherwise; just as happy, playful, and goofy. People call it a million different things: stomach bug, stomach virus, 24 hour flu, etc, etc, and while it could potentially be any of those things, that’s are super nondescript and don’t really tell you how to handle it. Sooooooo for that reason I’ll talk about the rotavirus because I know a little bit about it! 🙂

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