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Serious Question - Stomach Bug

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Lugnuts, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    Hi guys. :-[

    Last week my 2year old was sick. He cried out in the night, and when I picked him up out of his crib, he puked on me. Got him cleaned up.. Fast forward a few days .. He's fine.

    On Saturday, I started to feel horrible. Sunday I was puking with a fever and chills. It is now freakin' WEDNESDAY and I still feel bad.

    Whatever happened to the 48 hour bug?!?!

    Seriously. I'm down 6 lbs since Saturday. This is just a virus, right? Not some dreaded disease?

    Has anybody ever had a stomach (GI) bug last this long?

    I need to know at what point to drag my ass into the doctor.
  2. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    A parasite? Lovely. Thank you, Creo. If I'm not better tomorrow, I'll go in I guess.
  3. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    You probably should have went to the doctor two days ago. It's not food poisoning.

    But it's nice that you've been around and posting more! Get sick anytime, Lugnuts!
  4. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    Thanks, V.

    I'd hug you right now but I don't want to infect.
  5. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

  6. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    Do you still have a fever? Are you able to keep anything down? Are you able to drink fluids? After 5 days, I'd say it's time to head to the doctor to make sure it's not something nastier than your garden variety extended flu bug.

    Feel better!
  7. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    Get to a doctor first thing tomorrow. In the meantime push fluids. Electrolyte replacement sports drinks if you have any. A lot of that weight you're losing is water, and it's carrying away the minerals and compounds your organs need to function properly.
  8. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Chef's Feel Real Good Real Quick Remedy:

    Take the biggest bottle of Jack Daniels you can find.

    One boiling hot shower.

    Drink the whisky all gone while you're in the shower.

    It should take about 30-45 minutes.

    You will sweat all the nasty toxens out of you, and you will feel 30 times better in a matter of minutes.

    You will thank me later.
  9. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    An entire bottle of whiskey? No way.
  10. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I think it's pretty well established that I'm a big drinker, but I can't down a handle of Jack in 30-45 minutes.
    That is beyond impressive.
  11. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Good advice for a Canadian.
  12. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    Hahahaha! ;D

    No more fever, able to keep down Gatorade. I ate half a sandwich yesterday and a banana this morning. I'm just still nauseated as hell.

    And my pee was reddish yesterday but okay today. :D
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