Vomiting bugs...

I had the joy just before Christmas of our household being struck down with a vomiting bug – so common at this time of year and definitely within the top 5 reasons children come to the Emergency Department. My middle child, who is 3 years old was the worst affected and as I sat in her room at 3am, syringing fluid into her, I thought about writing this blog… So many children (and their unfortunate parents!) get vomiting bugs each year that we can get a bit blasé about them but children get dehydrated faster than adults and can become really poorly. Symptoms may include vomiting, fever > 38 degrees and diarrhoea. However, just because a child has fever and vomiting, does not necessarily mean t

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