I think I have emetophobia. I may be a hypochondriac. My husband tells me I am. But, I do believe I have a little bit of OCD, which emetophobia is closely related to.
I have read it has to do with wanting to control your environment. Yep, I think I do that.
Anyway, it's a fear of vomit. I'm not afraid of myself vomiting, but of my husband or girls. I was so sick with morning sickness, if I ever had the fear for myself, I'm long over it.
But, I fear seeing my children in the pain that comes with the tummy bug. It's a day or so of just feeling awful.
Camdyn was sick on Sunday. She only threw up twice, but laid around all day, obviously feeling really bad. I did what I could to make her comfortable. I sprayed everything, toys, door handles, light switches... with sanitizing spray. Then, I sprayed them again with Lysol, twice.
I have researched stomach flu to death. I know the exposure - sickness times. I know the contagious period. I know what to do regarding fluids and foods.
So, today it's 3 days past our exposure. We may have escaped everyone being sick this time, but I don't want to believe it, yet, and jinx us.
(We did have some carrots for dinner, that's the first non-white food we've eaten all week.)