Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Oh My Tummy

 I made some spaghetti. I love spaghetti. I cannot have it too often because my son is diabetic and pasta is full of carbs that turn into sugar.

I ate a little too much and felt bloated. My son said it was the best spaghetti I had made in a long time. It did taste good. I think maybe I poisoned us.

In the middle of the night I woke up distressed. After regurgitating the spaghetti I went back to bed.

It was not long before I was up for another round. I decided to sit up for a while because I did not want to have an accident in my bed.

After several hours my son got up. He was sick too.

I could feel that I was dehydrated. I was afraid to even get a drink because I could not face having it come back up.

I finally went to bed to try to sleep it off.

When I awoke the upset had moved south.

I was able to sleep between trips to the bathroom.

The following day I got brave and began sips of water. Things were not pleasant but I began to feel more hydrated.

The next day I tried hot tea. It was so soothing. I had a fudge bar just to put something in my stomach. I was still visiting the bathroom too often.

A couple of days later I thought perhaps a malt would be good. Ice cream has nutrients and malt powder calms an upset stomach. It helped a lot.

Then came the day when I felt a little hungry and I was craving potatoes. I had some canned beef stew in the cupboard. I decided to try it.

The beef stew was just right. I ate more than I thought I could. I felt quite a bit better.

I was also sleeping through the night. What pleasure! I was actually healing.

The next day I wanted to nibble all day. A piece of muffin here, a bit of a sandwich there. I was going to live.

I am happy to report that I am back to normal. So is my poor son.

12 comments:

  1. You guys were lucky! Sometimes you have to go to the ER when it is severe food poisoning...If that is what it was, and not just a virus happening at the same time. Glad you are better!

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    1. I am not sure whether it was food poisoning or a virus or a combination. I am just happy it is over.

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  2. What an awful occurance, and glad it's done.

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  3. I'm glad you recovered. Nausea has to be the worse sickness. And over spaghetti is worse. I love spaghetti. I plan the days I cook spaghetti so I can enjoy it. OH my, our stomachs do get sensitive as we get older.

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    1. It will be some time before I can face spaghetti again.

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  4. oh that was terrible story about your suddenly feeling sick dear Emma

    spaghetti must have something to do with this as it seems from your story
    what a relief you and your son felt better after few days ,i can relate that i too found my stomach in trouble though not that much few days back and thankfully i am doing fine by the grace of lord now
    please take great care in all means dear friend!

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    1. I am sorry you were not feeling well. Stay safe and healthy.

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  5. Oh, that was heavy, Emma - glad you both recovered! When you are dehydrated by that sickness it is good to add not only a little dextrose but also a little bit of salt to maybe a camomile tea - though I understood you could not even stand the notion to drink something

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    1. The good news is that I am thoroughly hydrated now.

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  6. So pleased you are both ok now.
    Take care.

    All the best Jan

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  7. That was quite the experience, Emma, and not unlike similar ones that many others have gone through. These episodes are never pleasant and glad you and son have recovered. I was curious as to whether the pasta was homemade or store bought.

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