So… long time, no talk!
I sincerely apologize for my total absence for the last few days. Unfortunately things have not been so great in my world this week.
Starting Sunday morning, I got smacked upside the head with a nasty stomach bug. I basically ended up sleeping through about 80% of Sunday… and Monday. I was barely able to keep anything down. It was horrendous.
By Tuesday I thought I was finally doing better. I was able to stay awake for more of the day, I managed to eat a few 100 calories of food without it coming back up.
Until I couldn’t.
Then this happened.
I was so weak, and so dehydrated, and so EMPTY, that my poor stomach was literally cramping in on itself. I couldn’t even sit up straight anymore.
Guys, this was the worst pain I’ve ever been in. Ever.
We spent over 4 hours in the ER. I got pumped with fluids, potassium, and pain meds. I even got a shot in my rear to stop my horrible stomach cramps.
The ER doctor said he believes I have the rotavirus, a severe viral infection that usually presents more with children (which is who I got it from), and has even been known to cause death in infants because of how dehydrating it can be. It causes severe gastroenteritis, which is basically an irritation or inflammation of the stomach and intestines. Which would be why my poor system got completely overwhelmed.
I am out now, but I’m still definitely in “recovery” mode. I’m lucky to be able to stay awake for more than 5-6 hours, and I’m still having a very difficult time eating food. But I’m working on it, and I’m on the mend. I hope at least.
Knock on wood.
So there you have it – why I’ve totally disappeared. I just didn’t have a whole lot to share the last few days, and my eats have basically consisted of small bowls of applesauce and chicken noodle soup. And LOTS of diluted gatorade.
I hope you all are having a better week than I am!
So tell me: Have you ever ended up in the hospital with an illness?