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Old 11-26-2007, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Hey


Just wondering what we got over here.

Someone in the family actually mentioned the Rodera Virus and now I'm scared. But I wonder if it was food poisoning.

My brother, his wife, and their baby got real sick two weeks ago.
We saw them on Thanksgiving and now 9 out of 23 of us are sick.

I actually got a prescription to stop vomiting after 5 hours of throwing up every 30 minutes, diarrhea, and I have never ached so bad in my life. After the throwing up came, chills, a fever, going from hot to cold, aches, and headache.

It's been two days and we are all still very weak and our tummies are werid.
I can only last about ten minutes standing up before I'm tired again and I cant imagine losing 6 pounds in two days is healthy.


My house has been majorly cleaned(it's always mucho clean though). Everything has been disinfected!!!

I was just wondering if it was just my family or if its common right now?

Thanks!

The only thing that makes my tummy happy is a little whiskey w/ gingerale. I figure the whiskey will kill the germ!
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Old 11-27-2007, 05:23 AM
 
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I don't know what you have, but I hope you are feeling better.
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Old 11-27-2007, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Back in NYS
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Kelly - Here's a link to rotavirus - Rotavirus Homepage | CDC Rotavirus

If you or someone else in your family feels well enough to get to a store, get some Gatorade to replace your body's electrolytes you probably lost with all the vomiting and diarrhea. You're probably pretty dehydrated which makes you feel worse, too.

Feel better soon!
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Kelly - Here's a link to rotavirus - Rotavirus Homepage | CDC Rotavirus

If you or someone else in your family feels well enough to get to a store, get some Gatorade to replace your body's electrolytes you probably lost with all the vomiting and diarrhea. You're probably pretty dehydrated which makes you feel worse, too.

Feel better soon!
we got Gatorade and have been drinking it as we can.
I've been drinking lots of tea. It makes my tummy happy!

Thanks for the link
I'm not totally sold on what it is, but it was definitely horrible.
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:33 AM
 
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Where were you? Away from here?

Out of the members who are sick, is there a common denominator of food consumed?
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Where were you? Away from here?

Out of the members who are sick, is there a common denominator of food consumed?
We are in Florida. ...Tampa Area.

yes there is a common denominator! Turkey! We all got sick after thanksgiving dinner(within 48 hours) but that seems to long for it to be food poisoning. And only random people got sick. But I did once hear a case where everyone got sick except one person because they ate so man mashed potatoes(coats the belly)

I'm still not feeling right. I get woozy randomly and light headed ....so does my husband, grandfather,grandma, father, brother but the two little kids seemed to bounce back quick. But kids pick eachothers noses so their tolerance might be higher.

I always understood a virus takes 10-14 days to establish, well this was very random for a virus don't you think. If it was a virus, shouldn't everyone be getting sick sometime this week or next?

ewh,

I'm so wiped out by this.
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Back in NYS
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Kelly - Didn't you say your brother and his family were sick a couple of weeks before with the same thing? The woozies, lightheadedness and tiredness could all be from being dehydrated from all the vomiting and diarrhea.

Have you asked your doctor if there's something going around in your area? If you still have the vomiting and diarrhea it might be worth having a stool sample checked by the doctor. If you guys have something like Salmonella, E. coli, etc., you may need an antibiotic to get rid of it. Wouldn't hurt to at least call the doctor's office and see what they think.....
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Old 11-27-2007, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Kelly - Didn't you say your brother and his family were sick a couple of weeks before with the same thing? The woozies, lightheadedness and tiredness could all be from being dehydrated from all the vomiting and diarrhea.

Have you asked your doctor if there's something going around in your area? If you still have the vomiting and diarrhea it might be worth having a stool sample checked by the doctor. If you guys have something like Salmonella, E. coli, etc., you may need an antibiotic to get rid of it. Wouldn't hurt to at least call the doctor's office and see what they think.....
Yeah they did have it. You'd think I would've pieced it together ...maybe I threw up my brain. I'm really not an airhead. We did get it 10 to 14 days after them, but isn't it werid that we all went ill on the same day?

I'm not vomiting or diarrhea anymore, that was only for one horrible day. I'm drinking a ton of water,tea and gatorade, but I did loose some weight over those days so maybe I'm majorly dehydrated. I'll step up the water consumption even more.
I'll go see a doc if this doesn't go away soon.

Thanks
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Old 11-27-2007, 01:41 PM
 
Location: In a house
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I've always thought food poisoning was rather quick and violent!! I could be wrong. I did have it once and I had 4-7 hours of misery and then I was weak but no more of the vomiting...still some diarreha for a bit longer. I even had some hallucinations during the worst. It's nasty!!!
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Old 11-27-2007, 02:08 PM
 
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Rotavirus - bad, very bad thing to get. Last year Christmas vacation, literally my entire household and all visitors caught it. Traced it back to my infant girl who brought it home from a large playdate gathering just before the holiday. Here's the deal - if it is rotavirus or noravirus (basically the same thing in my mind) it is passed to other people initially via a microscopic amount of fecal matter or vomit (or food touched by either). You get it by consuming it orally. You don't see symptoms until 24 hours, and then it's too late. You need to disinfect everything in your house very well to really eliminate it (you can get it again!). That is easier said than done because of the amount of vomiting, and if you have children, diaper-diarrhea or accidents. Be certain to disinfect all toys, linens, furniture, clothing, blankets, etc.

Honestly, there was nothing we could do to have made things better when my household got it. Nothing stayed down for about 2-3 days per person and all anyone wanted to do was sleep.

Best advice I have heard and now implemented since... wash your kids hands before bringing them inside from outside (anywhere) religiously. Also make certain you wash your own hands well with antibacterial soap often throughout the day. It may appear OCD... but Rotavirus or Noravirus are so unfun, I think one infection is enough for my lifetime.
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