Yes. Totally sucks!! The strain we have experienced this year was insane. My 8 year old threw up for 16 hours straight. That was unheard of in our family. Stomach bugs would usually be about 3-5 hours of vomitting, then taper off and the diarrhea may or may not make an appearance. The only reason I didn't have her into an urgent care, was because a friend has said her son had thrown up for 12 hours straight. Our elementary school principal said his own kindergartener got it 4 times!!!! She would get better and within a week or two, had it again. Poor girl!!
After my daughter got sick, as well as my toddler, I researched a sanitizer my SIL told me about. She's a nurse in California, and some of the hospitals use it. It's called Prefenz. It's a botanical sanitizer that claims to remain on your hands through 10 washings (and possibly more). I ordered it, cuz I was scared the whole family would get the bug and just keep passing it around! I can't say that we all didn't get sick because of the sanitizer, but only the two girls got it. I try to put it on my kids hands each morning. I do forget. I had also tried to get the kids to wash their hands as soon as they walk in the door from school, but that was even harder to remember! We've had a pretty healthy late winter/early spring....so far. I probably just jinxed myself!!! LOL!! I would try to be super consistent with hand washing and try to keep the kiddos away from each other when they are sick. I know that's hard - for sure. I also went through the house and washed down the doorknobs, remotes, handles, etc. I'm so sorry you guys are going through this. Hopefully, it will all be over soon!!!!!