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Patient Zero...?

I spent an exciting evening, trying to have a 'cave' night, vomiting and having diarrhea and cold sweats that ended with me calling Jeff and asking him for a ride to the hospital emergency room when I discovered my temperature was 93.4. I didn't think that was possible. Five hours later, I left the emergency room with 2 mg of Doloted (a morphine based drug), 2 liters of IV fluid in me and the diagnosis of "Viral Gastro-Enteritis" AKA "Intestinal Influenza".

I have never had pain like this before. In a band across my stomach from an inch above my bellybutton to the bottom of my ribs, I am in pain. My current temperature is 97.3 which is a lot better than the 94.6 they clocked at the hospital.

This is what the paper says about it: It is caused by a virus which affects the stomach and intestinal track and may last from 2-7 days. Antibiotics are not effective, but simple home treatment will help.

Home treatment consists of a clear liquid diet, drugs for pain and nausea, and being grounded for the next couple of days. If I had plans with you for Thursday or Friday, they need to be cancelled or postponed. I can have limited visitors. Please call first.

This is infectious. However, it is only infectious if you are playing with my body fluids on a regular basis. I can think of only one person like that and he was with me at the hospital, seeing the pain I was going to through. He is sufficiently motivated not to kiss me too deeply.


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Oct. 18th, 2007 07:02 pm (UTC)
Gads, I'm sorry; that really sucks. Suddenly my ear pain doesn't seem so bad.

Take care of yourself. 8(
Oct. 18th, 2007 07:04 pm (UTC)
Just let me know when we need to do the corset trials.
Oct. 18th, 2007 07:16 pm (UTC)
Not until the end of the month.
Oct. 18th, 2007 07:05 pm (UTC)
Pobrecita... what a terrible thing to have to endure! My sympathies and best wishes for your quick return to mischief and treachery. ; )
Oct. 18th, 2007 07:19 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear it.

I wish you well.

Please, heal.

Oct. 18th, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC)
Ouchies, hope you feel better soon!
Oct. 18th, 2007 07:58 pm (UTC)
Oh gosh hon! *hug*

Let me know if I can do anything, please.
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Oct. 18th, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
Dear god. I'm so sorry.

We had something similar several years back, and we referred to it (and still do) as the Martian Death Flu. We were too poor to seek medical help, even. It was one of the most horrible experiences of my life.

*many hugs*

I hope you feel better VERY soon!
Oct. 18th, 2007 08:18 pm (UTC)
Dear Jebus on stilts.

Feel better!

Oct. 18th, 2007 08:31 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Feel better soon!
Oct. 18th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
ACK! Hubby and I wish you a full, speedy, uneventful recovery (or, if your recovery must be eventful, it's such in a good way, like somebody coming to your door with a legitimate million dollar check and three notices in the mail of publishing acceptance here's yer check, sort of good eventfulness)!
Oct. 18th, 2007 09:03 pm (UTC)
Oh, no, that sounds rotten! I am glad your temp is closer to normal and hope you feel better very soon... and when you do we should get together for a beverage.
Oct. 19th, 2007 12:52 am (UTC)
OWW icky yuck. Sorry, that kinda pain cannot be imagined really well. Get better quickly.
Oct. 19th, 2007 01:52 am (UTC)
As an Odwalla e-coli statistic, you have my sympathies. Hope you feel better soon.
Oct. 19th, 2007 02:17 am (UTC)
Get well soon!
Oct. 20th, 2007 12:02 am (UTC)
Ouch. Feel better. (More would simply be inadequate.)
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