Connor caught another version of whatever is going around - I've heard besides H1N1, there are 4 other flus or viruses going around our area :/
A few weeks ago, he just had a fever & was tired. A couple of days later, he was fine.
Last night while we were just finishing up watching a show on the DVR, we heard an odd noise coming from his room. Lee went in and found Connor was throwing up - over the side of the bunk bed (at least the room has a hard wood floor). Lee got Connor out and washed up, and I started collecting all the laundry & cleaning up the floor. Three laundry baskets later (comforters are big) and a good floor-washing later, the room didn't have that icky smell anymore.
Connor went to sleep in Diana's bed with a bucket next to him. Trevor used a sleeping bag and we put a towel over the washed down part of his mattress. I've been doing the laundry today.
I stayed home with Connor today. He didn't get up until 9:00 (very unusual for him) and when he did, he had to throw up again. Then he had the dry heaves :( In the afternoon now, it's worked down to diarrhea. He has been drinking water in small sips, and he's had some crackers. So far he hasn't had to vomit again, and I hope he's okay now.
The rule for school is you have to wait 24 hours from the last time the student vomits or has diarrhea - so we'll be home again tomorrow. That's okay - I always have plenty to do when I have a chance to be home!
At least Connor's mood is upbeat. He doesn't complain or whine about throwing up - he pretends to be Calvin (Calvin & Hobbes) and uses lines from the comics from when Calvin is sick. Then he cracks himself up. He's just resting on the couch & watching his favorite movies. The stomache part is the only symptom besides him being more quiet than usual - no fever, chills, sweats or any of that. He's not holding his head like he has a headache or anything either. Weird flu.
I'm washing my hands a lot :)