Re: Stomach bug or Food Poisoning?
I don't think it really matters if it's food poisoning, or a virus. The treatment is the same. Make sure they get plenty of fluids so they don't get dehydrated and have them sleep with a bucket by the bed and a towel on the floor....
Many viruses can take a week or more to manifest itself, so it's very possible ya'll were exposed to a virus before you got snowed in.
For the next day or so, you might keep them on a mild diet, to make sure the bug or food poisoning has passed. Stay away from dairy for 48 hours! And keep away from high acid foods like tomatoes and citrus foods.... they can cause reflux, which might seem like throwing up, but it's not.
Hope this can help!