Has the stomach flu hit your area?

United States
March 19, 2008 11:16pm CST
Here in (at least Northwest Ohio) the stomach flu has hit with a vengence. On Monday all I did was sleep and vomit and vomit and sleep. Oh, and a fever of 102. Tuesday was sleep, vomit and diarrhea. Wednesday was Emegency Room at the hospital day. I was severely dehydrayted. I was gaggy and all that would come up was a foamy substance. EWWWW The hospital was full to it's fullest and there was a waiting list to get into the ER. Lot's of sick people. They pumped me with fluids for 4 hours and did all kinds of tests. Then come up with the conclusion that I had a severe case of the stomach flu. (Hmmmmm) Has this terrible stomach flu hit you area yet? I hope not and if it did I pray that it missed you and yours. I am much better now, I just cannot sleep. LOL
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
20 Mar 08
Bless your heart Sherrir, It hasn't hit yet thank goodness but that sounds awful. I am so sorry that happened to you. I hope you get to feeling better.
• United States
20 Mar 08
Shaunee, I "am" feeling so much better. I'll bet when I finally wake up in the morning it will be most of the way gone.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
20 Mar 08
That's great I am glad you are feeling better.
@irishmist (3843)
• United States
22 Mar 08
The flu has hit our area, everone has a diffrent stain of it. My daughter was out of work due to the flu. She contracted it working in her nursing home. They had to shut down her unit. Right now around here , you can't even get into your own Doctor's office, you have to go to the on- call places. I blame it all on this odd weather we have had.
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• United States
22 Mar 08
I blame it on the odd weather also. My doctor's office was busy the other day, so I went to the ER
@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
22 Mar 08
I am in Northern OH, so far we have not had that. We have had the upper respitory flu 3 times since Christmas. I hope we can all stay well now.
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• United States
22 Mar 08
I think I would rather have the stomach flu. Respitory flu is rough.
@cripfemme (7719)
• United States
22 Mar 08
I think it did a couple of weeks back. Everyone I knew was sick within two days of each other. I got it first, then my assistant, then her girlfriend, then several friends of mine and workers got it as well. Thankfully, the flu has moved on.
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• United States
22 Mar 08
I am washing everything in my house today, so hopefully I am washing all residue of it away.
@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
21 Mar 08
So far so good around here (knock on wood). That particular flu hasn't hit here, but the other kind has. The kind with the extremely sore throat, fever, chills, lots of coughing, etc. My daughter is just getting over it, and the poor thing has almost no voice whatsoever. And I'm such the mean mom....I've been teasing her about it too. She'll get me back for it though. I'm so sorry you've been feeling so lousy hon. I'm glad you're getting better though. I just hope that if the stomach flu hits here, everyone stays away from me.
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• United States
21 Mar 08
I am feeling so much better. Bruce has it now. I just hope he cannot pass it back to me.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
20 Mar 08
yes it hit here in this house in Jan. I ws very lucky and didnt get it. but my poor grand baby thought she had done something wrong when the diarrea hit it lasted her about a week but then all ok but the cough it lasted along time.
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• United States
21 Mar 08
I haven't got the cough yet
@zeloguy (4915)
• United States
20 Mar 08
It was here (Orlando) about 6 weeks ago. What was told on the news is the flu shots were actually causing the flu... there are different strands or something and the more people getting shots the more people that were getting sick. Talk about wanting to get your money back. Thanks Zelo
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• United States
20 Mar 08
I got my flu shot back in October. Would it have taken that long? I do know that I never want to feel that way again. It was horrid!
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• Hyderabad, India
20 Mar 08
God save you. No nothing of that sort at this point of time (CA). Take care
• United States
20 Mar 08
Thank you for your thoughts.
• United States
23 Mar 08
I still feel okay...I am so scared that I picked up the bug at mom's. I guess if she gets sick, I'll be next.
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