I worked on Christmas day and instead of kids falling off new bikes, nanna falling sideways despite being propped up at the head of the table and lots of lower 'chest' pain (ate too much) like last year - it seems that what most people got for Christmas was gastro. Everybody was calling in with N and V, V and D, N and D, or just D++++.
The Royal Melbourne hospital has been on gastro alert for more than a week with monitors wearing flouro vests guarding the hallway making sure nobody gets in or out (without washing their hands). Its been a big pain in the backside, with certain sections of the ED cordoned off and crews having to put on the extra protective gowns and gloves just to offload a patient. Merry bloody Christmas..mutter mutter...
I think I may have had gastro for about 2 hours on boxing day, but then again it may have been some dodgy prawns from the night before. Either way I did my best to humanely drown those poor little gastro bugs in a cocktail of local and imported beer. Iron guts 1. Bugs 0.
Anyway, a happy new year to all!