Jump to content

Is there a vomiting bug going around


  • Please log in to reply
20 replies to this topic

#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 FeralAlpacasFool

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

astro.

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.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

5 workplace lessons for new parents

Take heart in these principles that will transfer seamlessly from the workplace into your new life as a parent.

Review: The Volvo 2015 XC90 SUV has all the safety features your family needs

The new Volvo XC90 SUV's focus on keeping you safe does not come at the expense of comfort in the XC90.

Kim Kardashian reveals she may have hysterectomy

Kim Kardashian has revealed complications during pregnancy means she might have to have a hysterectomy after the birth of her second child.

Why late night snacks wreak havoc on weight loss

 Loath as you may be to admit it, chances are that at some point you have found yourself in the kitchen late at night, devouring food.

Toddler twins pretend to be asleep to fool mum

They say twins have a unique connection. If this cute clip is anything to go by, these toddler sisters like to use their special bond to try to fool their mother.

Dads who do their share have more sex: study

For women trying to encourage their partners to take more interest in fatherhood, it could be the ultimate incentive.

Think you might have IBS, coeliac disease or Crohn's? Here's what you need to know

Conditions affecting the gastrointestinal tract are common in modern humans, and many are on the rise - including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and coeliac disease.

Couple poses for newborn shoot with adorable puppy

Tired of being asked about their baby-making plans, Australian couple Matt and Abby decided to give a creative answer.

Win a Mountain Buggy Swift

To celebrate Essential Baby reaching half a million Facebook fans, we have a Mountain Buggy Swift to giveaway to a lucky fan.

When your toddler disagrees

There comes a time when your child starts having different views to you. I didn't realise that time would come so soon.

The exercises you know you should be doing (but probably aren't)

I bet your to-do list today is long. But somewhere on that massive list, are you making time for your pelvic floor?

How did we have babies before apps came along?

Three months ago, my wife, Chrysta, and I were driving along Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles when she let out a harrowing cry.

This baby really loves the family cat

Some babies get excited when mum or dad come to get them from their cot after a nap.

Woman gives birth after having her own mother's uterus transplanted

In a world first, a healthy baby has been born from the same womb that nurtured his own mother.

Home brand foods contain less salt than pricier rivals

Supermarket home brand foods, long derided as cheap and inferior, contain far lower levels of salt than pricier, branded rivals, new research shows.

Early exposure to peanuts recommended for allergy prevention

A paediatricians' group is recommending that infants at high risk of peanut allergies be given foods containing peanuts before they turn one.

Nannies for hire, wherever you're flying

Ever dreaded the prospect of a long flight, dreaming about how wonderful it would be for a nanny to entertain the kids?

Is it okay to name your baby with a sense of humour?

My husband was sure that Danger was a good option for a boy. And as the pregnancy progressed, it actually started to sound really good.

So hot right now: double-barrelled baby names on the rise

It's one way to make your baby stand out from the pack – giving them not one, but two first names.

Second time around: is it really better the devil you know?

When I fell pregnant with my second child I was, naturally, very excited. Then it all started to come back to me - and I freaked.

Shopping with kids: breaking the pester-power cycle

You're out shopping with your little one and they're incessantly whining that they want a treat. It's easy to say no ... the first time, at least.

Get your FREE Baby & Toddler Show ticket!

Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

The worst 20 minutes of my life

Thirty seconds was all it took to turn a shopping trip into my worst nightmare.

Top baby names for England and Wales in 2014

George has overtaken William in the official rankings of most popular British baby names - and Game of Thrones is still having an impact on parents.

Baseball or baby? Dad's tough choice

What's more important, a baby or a baseball? That's a question this dad seems to struggle with.

Childbirth choices: five star or free?

It's not often you hear the words labour and luxury in the same sentence but for some, a 5-star start to parenthood is exactly what they seek. And with a number of private hospitals now offering packages which include a post-birth stay at a sumptuous first class resort, many mums are choosing to recover in style.

'Where did your boobies go, Mummy?' and other soul-destroying comments from kids

Most women carry a smidge of baby weight after giving birth. If you're lucky enough to have an older child in the house, they can keep you on track with your weight loss goals.

Do you read me, baby?

Is it too soon to be reading to my two-month-old son? If not, what should I read?

Minimising sibling rivalry when you've got a baby

Sibling rivalry is an act of competition, but if your children feel involved and special, this type of jealousy will be minimised.

Will studying on maternity leave take you away from your most important job?

I remember when I was trying to decide if I could combine motherhood and furthering my university education.

Win a Pacapod this Father's Day

To celebrate dads and families, we are giving away a Picos Pack from Pacapod Australia filled with a few extra goodies ENTER NOW

Preschooler hit by car shortly after baby brother's death

A mother has had a frantic race to the hospital after her daughter was hit by a car, just four weeks after her infant son died.

Gay couple and Thai surrogate in custody tug-of-war

A six-month-old baby girl is trapped in the Thai capital in a bitter custody wrangle between her Thai surrogate mother and her biological father.

Couple denied IVF over parenting concerns

A mother of six has been denied access to IVF treatment in order to have another child over concerns about her parenting skills.

The book that promises to put your children to sleep

Exhausted parents from around the world are singing the praises of a "miracle" book which promises to put even the most restless child to sleep in just minutes.

5 things every parent who feels guilty needs to know

Parenthood can make you feel bad, but you're not alone.

Royals criticise 'dangerous' attempts to photograph Prince George

The British royal family criticized paparazzi on Friday for what it called their increasingly dangerous attempts to photograph young Prince George.

'No jab, no play' rule to cover Victorian kindergartens and childcare centres

"Anti-vaxxers" face not being able to send their children to childcare centres or kindergarten if they refuse to have them immunised.

15,000 birthing kits on their way to developing countries

Giving birth in a hospital surrounded by medical experts is tough enough, but some women deliver babies without a clean sheet to lie on.

Photo of premmie 'too graphic', fundraising site says

When their son Jacob was born at just 27 weeks, Christina and Jeff Hinks were thrown into an uncertain world.

The latest Bugaboo collections: cool chevron and runner prams

Bugaboo sure likes to keep things fresh, and with the Australian spring/summer season coming up, there are two new Bugaboo pram releases.

Making room for two in the bed

Mum's room or their own room? Cot or bassinets? Deciding where twins will sleep can be tricky.

 

FREE TICKET

See Hi-5 LIVE in Sydney!

Get your free ticket to The Essential Baby & Toddler Show and save $20 - register online now!

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.