Food poisoning sucks

Last night while Benjamin was involved in school activities and not at home, I partook of an Amy’s burrito while watching Bedrooms and Hallways. After the movie was over I got out a DDR pad and danced for about an hour. Then things went downhill very quickly as I began vomiting and having diarrhea — things I can only attribute food poisoning.

Last night if it wasn’t coming out of one end it was coming out of the other. Every. Single. Hour. I was unable to keep anything down, including water and gatoraid. Benjamin was a dear and made me as comfortable as possible. As of 7am this morning I was still having problems. B called my manager to let him know I was going to be MIA all day, and then called my doctor’s office to set up an appointment. It was obvious to me that I was dehydrated given that my mouth felt like the sahara. I was also very lightheaded, no doubt due to low blood pressure caused by the dehydration.

Sure enough, my doctor recommended I get a liter of saline solution put in, but they don’t do that in their offices. Instead he directed me to a MedExpress nearby who could. An hour later I was feeling much better but still not 100%. Luckily my 7am episode was the last one thus far. Since then I’ve been able to keep both water and gatoraid down. I just had a bowl of chicken noodle soup and I’m crossing my fingers it stays down too.

So here we are almost 24 hours later and while I don’t feel back to normal, I certainly don’t feel near as miserable as I did when it started. Throughout it all B was by my side and taking excellent care of me.

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5 thoughts on “Food poisoning sucks”

  1. one year at summer camp I won the Pepto Bismol Award

    for a remarkably similar experience.

    my advice: never eat fish at summer camp!

    sorry to hear about your bad burrito. I hope you are all better soon.

    B’s a sweetheart. :)


  2. So i guess were never eating there LOL…. AWWW Casey that sucks well glad to see that your getting better. Love you and see you in two days :)


  3. Ugh

    Food poisoning is a terrible thing. I’ve only ever dealt with it once myself, and that was enough. All I had was some simple eggs… it was months before I would even think about eating eggs again. Feel better soon, bud.


  4. Not good!! No more Amy’s burritos for you and don’t ever suggest it for our lunch dates!!!!!!
    Thank goodness Benjamin was in town to take care of you. Get better.
    Love ya, Wally


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