OK, maybe twice THREE times … But the bull-headed ER nurse in me persevered.
I am now on the angels-singing side of a maliciously violent bout of GI flu. Every cell in my body was PROTESTING! I only thought about going to the ER once (ok so – maybe a few times more than that) … But, seriously – only fervently considered, FOR A PASSING MOMENT – calling an ambulance ONCE. About the 5th time I was ferociously vomiting stomach cells – honestly, there was nothing else left(!), I may have BRIEFLY contemplated going in … Just for Zofran, and maybe some IV fluid … But then, my inner ER nurse told me to SUCK IT UP, BUTTERCUP! (Or, maybe it was because I was too near-death to make it to the car, or even to the phone to call the ambulance …?!?)
I eventually started keeping fluids (- READ: sips of water) down! [Amen ANGELS – Keep Singing!!!] But after 7+ hours of volcanic-like discharges from the tail end of my GI system – which were occurring every 10-15 minutes when they started … I had one more quick flash of a life-saving emergency room visit … It was mostly involving lidocaine jelly … OUCH!
The good news – MY GI system was empty and QUIET after around the 10-hour mark. The bad news – all of this hit just before my shift on Sunday … DOH!
After sleeping like the dead all day Monday … I’m feeling almost human. The ‘positive’ outlook … I should have lost a pound or two through all of that NONSENSE!!!
It’s going to be a bland, quiet, non-productive week for me … Stay healthy, y’all!