How we're getting through it:
Water, yoghurt, Powerade, fruit, formula - The list of what we try to feed them when they wake up. With varying success. My kids don't like medicine (paracetamol), so we mix it in with yoghurt to get it in them.
It's no one's fault - What I tell myself to help me just get on with cleaning up the mess.
I expected to be getting up in the night - That way when my children woke up it wasn't shattering my night's sleep, it was part of the plan.
No pajamas - The kids are feverish and so don't need the coverage, and it's reduced the amount that we have to wash every time a bed gets messed.
No cloth nappies - Don't try and be a hero and use cloth nappies when your kids are sleeping all day and have diarrhea. Both of those factors on their own could cause some leakage but together, you're just asking for disaster. We're changing beds all day as it is using disposables.
Wash as you go - We've devised a system for dealing with the mountainous amount of laundry. For bedding and adult clothing we rinse (if needed), spray and put in the washing machine, as soon as it's taken off the bed. Then when the washing machine is full we wash and dry straight away in the dryer. It's been filling 3 or 4 times a day, so it's washed often enough that stains aren't setting, and nothing is piling up. We're also not trying to wait for nice weather to get the washing dried outside. We need it clean NOW, so that means constant dryer usage. We'll ease off once the kids are well again. For kids clothes, because the amount of them is very small since we abandoned pajamas, they go into the laundry sink to soak, inserted into my constant rotation of soak and wash since I use cloth nappies. But that system is another story.
Support - Nat has been mostly home since sickness hit on Saturday afternoon, and we've been able to support each other in looking after the kids. He's gone out a bit today, but it's manageable when I know he's going to be back and able to help again in a couple hours. Also, my mother-in-law took the afternoon off work as a sick day, and came over for an hour while Nat was out to hold the baby, amuse the toddler, fold the clean washing and bring big, fresh, green, seedless grapes for refreshment. I know, I'm spoiled.
Brownies - I took time out to make a double batch of brownies last night. It was just what I felt like and they've been nice to snack on in those moments that I need something quick. It was also nice to be doing something leisurely with everything else going on.