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    Default stomach flu again...

    So DS3 had the stomach flu for the third time since October this weekend. Why? How is he sick so much? I need suggestions to keep him healthy and the rest of the family. He picks up some type of bug then the whole family ends up sick with it. UGH!!! I called and got a quote to have our air ducts cleaned. I know it won't help with viruses but won't it help our immune systems since we won't be breathing in all the allergens?
    Michelle

    Wife to Donnie , my best friend
    Mom to Trenton 1/9/97, Dillan 11/22/01, Ashton 6/19/09

    All boys, weaned at 15 months, at home with Ashton

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    Default Re: stomach flu again...

    who knows?

    How old is he? IS he in school?

    I found with mine the 1st few years of school the seam to catch everything but then by the time they are in the 3rd or 4th grade it gets beter.

    I don't know if its because they stop snotting on each other or what.

    What helped at our house too I got some plastic cups and wrote on with a sharpie marker and we only use our own cups.
    That cut down some of the illnesses.

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    He's 19 months so at the age that everything goes in his mouth and he touches everything. Not much better than school age.
    Michelle

    Wife to Donnie , my best friend
    Mom to Trenton 1/9/97, Dillan 11/22/01, Ashton 6/19/09

    All boys, weaned at 15 months, at home with Ashton

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    Default Re: stomach flu again...

    oh yeah thats hard age cause you cann't explan it too them.

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    I'm just lost that he has gotten it so many times. How many different strains of gastro can be going around at the same time? My older boys were never sick this much while nursing. I don't think DS2 was sick more than once or twice the entire four years he nursed...even with having an older brother in school and bringing home germs. I think I'm going to bleach my entire house this week and sanitize EVERYTHING. Then maybe with the air duct cleaning we can get rid of as much of the household germs as possible.
    Michelle

    Wife to Donnie , my best friend
    Mom to Trenton 1/9/97, Dillan 11/22/01, Ashton 6/19/09

    All boys, weaned at 15 months, at home with Ashton

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    Oh man, that really stinks! I HATE the stomach bugs. Just keep praying for spring/summer to get here, the viruses seem not so bad when it's warmer outside.
    IRL all my friends call me Buff, Wife to CB since 10/11/2003

    Mom to DD - "MJ" born 9/2007 @ 8lbs 10oz, 21.5" She's 6 years old!
    My journey nursing MJ started HERE, but we got through it and she breastfed 19.5 months, self-weaned on 5/17/09


    Mom to my current nursling, DS - "ME" born 10/2009 @ 10lbs 1oz, 22.25" He's 4 years old! And yup, he's still nursing.

    Ask me about my successful VBAC! Click here for my birth story.



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