This stomach virus is brutal. Paul is the only one who is not sick at his stomach. We got very little sleep last night. The kids are all very, very weak... Nelson said, "My legs can't hold me up." I spent the last 3/4 of the hour in the bathroom.
But, there is good news... the kids can now sip 7Up. And, I can still sip 7Up. I washed laundry all night long (since I was up with a sick kid every 15 minutes anyway). I have enough sheets and blankets clean now that I am able to rotate.
Practical suggestions for large families when puke strikes:
-Plan ahead! Keep a supply of 7Up on hand... always
-Plan ahead! Everyone needs a bucket, go to the Dollar Store and buy a bucket or trash can for everyone.
-Plastic bags from the grocer make excellent liners for garbage cans, I double-line it for puke
Also, I think we will buy some more blankets. Extra blankets would be great when all the others are soiled all at the same time by sick children!
Paul has gone to town to buy the thermo coupler for the water heater to work. I have been washing the laundry in cold water. Not ideal - but it comes out a lot cleaner than it was!
Hopefully I will have hot water for wash and baths within the hour!