How do you do it

(7 Posts)
mummy2benji Mon 11-Feb-13 15:46:00

You poor thing! Ds (4), dd (3 months) and I all had norovirus 3 weeks ago, in the middle of dh's exams which meant he was away at the time. I vomited all afternoon one day - my lovely neighbours took ds for me for a few hours, as he had it before she and I did and was mostly better by then, and I lay on the sofa with dd next to me in her little bouncy chair, and we watched tv together and fed / vomited our way through the afternoon. It was horrid but thankfully short-lived! My survival methods for being ill are an excess of tv, dummies, and paracetamol. Hope you feel better soon!

blueblackdye Sat 09-Feb-13 16:22:34

Star, hope you and DP will manage to rest a bit. Bare minimum, if a neighbour or family can cook comforting dishes for you, it would be really great. If not use frozen pizza, ready to eat food, stay in bed. Hope LO won't be infected. Good luck

Starrsmummy Sat 09-Feb-13 14:55:11

Thank you everyone. Thankfully feeling a little better today but dp has started to come down with it today. Have dropped little one off to Nannys for the day so we can get some rest.

(Contemplating closing the curtains, locking the doors and turning the mobiles off in the hope that her and grampie will have dd overnight wink )

MERLYPUSS Fri 08-Feb-13 09:39:43

Get DP to fill a flask before he leaves and make you a snack if you are up to eating. Then lay on the sofa/bed and veg out as best you can. The flask will stay hot enough for lemon drinks and coffee.
I am guessing you have a flu lurgee so you will need to keep your fluids up if you have a temp.
Not sure it LO needs food at 5 months (so long ago) but ask DP to make this before he leaves so that it can be bought out with minimum prep. TV can be a godsend if they are interested in CBBEs.
Take care, sod the house work, and don't beat yourself up by bunging the telly on.
I had many days like this when my twins were small. The day after a massive epileptic seizure felt like I had been hit by a train. My lovely neighbour would make sure I was ok from time to time but thank God for telly! (and thank God my meds are now controlled)

Lizzy1975 Fri 08-Feb-13 09:23:17

Oh it's just hell isn't it. No tips just don't feel guilty about doing the bare minimum and as above poster said, spend the day resting as much as you can. Let the bubba play in bed with you. Stay in bed. Hugs.

MarilynValentine Fri 08-Feb-13 09:15:44

Urgh poor you!

I managed by staying home and lying down wherever I was. Stretched across the living room floor groaning. Laying in bed with DS. Just hanging on in there for the day to pass.

It's horrible so you have my sympathies!

Do you have friends/family who could take DD out for a walk for a bit?

Starrsmummy Fri 08-Feb-13 09:10:08

Take care of a baby when you are so sick the very thought of existence is too much. HOW DO YOU DO IT?!

Ok I'm exaggerating but I am very poorly, raging temp, severe throat infection, being sick. The works.

My first time being ill (well non post baby related) since having DD (5 months).

Someone tell me to man the F up and give me some tips to get through the day please! wink

P.s DP is great and has taken care of the nights but can't have any time off due to only recently starting a new job

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