Friday, January 11, 2008


So today when I picked up Jane, there was a notice on the door of her classroom that Rotavirus had struck. Per the ever-scary WebMD, here is what Rotavirus is:

Rotavirus is a virus that infects the intestinal tract of almost all young children by age 5. In the United States, most children get sick from rotavirus by age 2. A rotavirus infection causes stomach upset and diarrhea.
Babies and very young children with rotavirus infections need to be watched closely because they can become dehydrated. Dehydration occurs when the body loses water more quickly than it is replaced. When you become dehydrated, you can develop severe health problems. Babies and young children can become dehydrated very quickly.
Rotavirus infections spread easily. Outbreaks usually occur in the winter and early spring, between about November and April. Rotavirus infections often spread in settings where many children are together, such as day care centers.

So, yeah. FUN, with a capital FU**, I can't believe that this is happening on a Friday. Apparently all of the babies in the room, except Jane and another baby, has already had it. This also includes the teachers and all of the parents of the sick babies. Yeah, once someone in the house has it, EVERYONE has it. Also, a few of these babies had to go to the hospital because they were dehydrated. Oh, and they told me Jane puked up a whole bottle this morning.

Why do I think our weekend is going to absolutely suck? F-ing daycare.

1 comment:

Alan said...

All kids get it and I'm sure everyone will be fine after a little pukin and a little of the squirts. Think of it as a rite of passage, like measles, mumps, chicken pox - oh, this probably isn't helping.....