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#1 Copper and May

Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:48 AM

My two grandchildren are coming down to us tomorrow and they have had a vomiting bug and my daughter also, so is there something going around the schools at the moment, or is it food poisoning? unsure.gif

#2 FeralAlpacaWarrior

Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:30 PM

My DD1 goes to childcare in Queanbeyan and started throwing up yesterday at 5:30am. Her last vomit was at 5:30pm. The only place she had been on Wednesday was childcare so yes, there is a vomiting bug going around. Touch wood DH, DD2 and myself haven't caught it.

#3 PrincessPeach

Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:34 PM

There is something going around - my mum was called to say not to visit my grandfather in athe nursing home - they are in lockdown due to gastro.

#4 Feral Becky

Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:45 PM

there seems to be one in Perth too

#5 CupOfCoffee

Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:47 PM

I am in Brisbane and my daughter was vomiting all night. (My husband and I are also feeling pretty ordinary.

#6 fran123

Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:48 PM

There is one in Perth.

#7 MyPrincess

Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:09 PM

Yes there definitely is. We've just come back from Sydney and 6 of us there got it and now I am back home, my DS has now gotten it. We are just waiting for my DH & DD2 to get it now. It is pretty horrible and here it is taking days to get over after the vomiting & diarrhoea have stopped (queezy tummy and lack of appetite etc).

#8 Zahhy

Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:14 PM

I'm in Newcastle.
Kept DS home from childcare on Wednesday as he spewed twice and was generally miserable all day Tuesday. He seemed fine again on Wednesday, but I was expecting DD or I to come down with it (we haven't yet, touch wood).

#9 I*Love*Christmas

Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:17 PM

Yep there is. We haven't had it (touch wood) but a lot of kids on my Facebook page seem to have it at the moment.

#10 Shadowess

Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:02 PM

Yep, there is. I as it lat week, and DD1 the week before. So far so good for DH and DD2 though.

#11 Princess.cranky.pants

Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:17 PM

I'm in Brisbane and there is something going around.

We have had it go though our family. DD2 started Saturday night 2 weeks ago. DD1's turn Tuesday night and Wednesday. I got it last Friday night. No one else had it in our family. It seems to be a 24 hour thing and there was a few days between one sick person and then the next.

I know someone else who had it this week and the local nursing home was in quarantine this week because of gastro.

#12 Niamh23

Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:20 PM

Yep, I've had it too, it's awful!! sad.gif

#13 bakesgirls

Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:25 PM

I'm in the Blue Mountains in NSW.

I had to pick up DD1 from school today as she was vomitting. The office lady told me she was the 12th kid this week to go home because they were thowing up.

#14 blinko

Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:03 AM

Definitely been a vicious one going around in this part of Canberra. I know a couple of kids who have been hospitalised with it sad.gif

#15 sophiasmum

Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:48 PM

I am NSW not ACT but my DD2 was down with it for 3 days last week, finally on 4th day she didn't vomit anymore & by 5th day she was eating & drinking normally again.

#16 Jupiter

Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:56 PM

It seems to be worse this time of year.

I believe it's related to the season, with more socialising than usual and more "special" occasions that people are reluctant to miss out on, even if they're not well and will be coming into contact with big groups. So illness is more likely to spread.

#17 Kaonashi

Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:54 PM

QUOTE (blinko @ 08/12/2012, 09:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Definitely been a vicious one going around in this part of Canberra. I know a couple of kids who have been hospitalised with it sad.gif

I agree it's vicious, myself and two of my kids down so far, I have never been so sick sad.gif

#18 HerringToMarmalade

Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:04 PM

Yep, I got it and I can count on one hand the number of times I've vomited post-childhood so it was a bit of a surprise. The person before me at the GP had it too. I only vomited once right at the start but felt bad for quite awhile afterwards.

#19 geckogirl

Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:16 PM

Canberra as well. My DS came down with it Tuesday night and was vomiting for a few hours. Within 30mins of him finally settling down, I got it! ohmy.gif But it only last a few hours and then we were both pretty tired and weak the next day. Then just off colour for a couple of days. So I think we got a pretty light dose. I noticed there were quite a few kids away from his nursery room in c/c this week.

#20 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:22 PM


Don't mind me just saw where this thread is....lalala

Edited by lifehacker, 26 December 2012 - 02:18 PM.

#21 zrello

Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:40 AM

It's definitely going around Melbourne, half of the office have been off sick, & lots of my mums group have either had it, or family have it. Seems to just be 12 hours or so of dramatic vomiting & diaharrea, then it passes. Hope you don't get it, it's nasty, especially for the little ones.

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