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.


  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!

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

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

  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.

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

  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!

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

  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

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

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

    All the best Jan

  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.