Looks like Kate Gosselin’s stomach-flu crisis may have been nipped in the bud. On Saturday night, the Kate Plus 8 star Tweeted that one of her eight children – followed closely by a second – had started running a fever and vomiting. Knowing how kids spread germs to each other as quickly as Santa delivers presents, she steeled herself for a marathon of barfing and sheet-changing. “2 down, 6 to go…it’s going to b a fun day here, not!” she joked. “Hopefully they get it all over w at 1X…I’m exhausted from being nurse all night!”
But as we enter Day 4 of FluNation, things appear to be looking up. This morning, Kate tweeted an update: “Good am tweety friends! All is well here. Busy day planned. Will check in later! How is everyone doing? Hope all r avoiding the winter flu bug “Having been a nurse before she entered her career as a mom of multiples with cameras following her every move, Kate knows a little something about settling small tummies. She had a friend bring over Gatorade to replace the electrolytes lost through vomiting, and goldfish crackers, which are bland and easy to keep down. To her six other children, she served a light dinner of Korean sliders, yogurt and grapes to avoid overloading their stomachs…just in case.
Kate also resorted to an old home remedy: turning off the heat and opening the windows to air out the house and dispel any germs that might be lurking about.
It seems to have worked. Before signing off for the morning, Kate tweeted that this is a “busy but better day& I’m mum on ‘u no what’ bc all moms know not2jinx by talking about it! ”
(And isn’t it true that kids seem to get sick approximately 4.2 seconds after you mention that they’ve been healthy all winter?)
Kate even found time in her sleep-deprived state to write a blog post for the money-saving Coupon Cabin website about the Gosselin family Christmas traditions. Among them: filling all 8 of the kids’ stockings with wrapped gifts in addition to the presents under the tree. “I’ve always said that it slows them down enough for me to gulp a cup of coffee before our traditional cinnamon bun and hot chocolate breakfast,” she writes.
Kate goes on to describe Christmas morning as “a jubilant, chaotic scream fest.”
Now that her two ailing youngsters are on the mend, it looks like the scream fest will proceed as scheduled.