Hubby thinks I need to go to the ER.

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by KTMom91, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Here's the situation...something I ate Friday afternoon (I think) didn't agree with me, and I haven't eaten anything since then. I've had explosive "tummy troubles", even after sipping water. I've basically been in bed all weekend, except for a rare visit to the bathroom. Hubby and Miss KT forcibly pulled me out of bed and made me take a shower, because they said I smelled so bad. I'm not hungry, not thirsty, and I would just go back to bed, but they took the sheets and blankets away. They think I'm dehydrated and passing out. I don't want to go to the ER.

    I told them I would put it to you ladies, and abide by your decision.
  2. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

  3. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    Actually, that should read:

    Shut the hell up and go! (And T? No saying "Ha! Told you so!!" You'll just honk her off and it won't get you any me!)
  4. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Get thee to an emergency room! Dehydration is nothing to mess with!
  5. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    I agree, Mary. You need fluids and some medications to quiet your tummy troubles down. Please go get checked out.

  6. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Hope you are on your way to get checked right now! Let us know how it goes.
  7. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady


    This is most likely nothing more than norovirus, BUT, the explosive vomiting you describe, especially when not accompanied by symptoms at the other end, is also a symptom of an intestinal obstruction.

    When I went to ER after three days of symptoms, they did an xray of my gut and had me on the way to the OR so fast they were cutting my clothes off of me on the way there!

    If it's norovirus, you need rehydrating and anti vomiting medications. They'll do that, but if this's already been going on for so long, there is a chance they'll admit you.

  8. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    Go directly to the hospital!!!!!
  9. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Mary you really need to go girl. Sounds as if you're at the very least dehydrated and that is nothing to play around with. It causes all sorts of nasty complications. So go and let them re-hydrate you. You'll feel better. And they can give you medications to ease your explosive tummy troubles.

    I know it's no fun. But seriously, if it's dehydration you will fill better with an IV bag or two back in you.

    Feel better soon. And let us know how it goes.

  10. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    And, if after the rehydration and medications, you feel better and then worse again? RIGHT BACK TO THE ER WITH YOU!!!
  11. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!


    Why are we so hesitant to go to the ER when it's something we probably know we should do?
  12. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    Why would you not go?
    You like how you feel? I'm being a smart bottom.
  13. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    I went...and I am home. I have a gastro-intestinal virus and a prescription for Lomotil. I still don't feel like eating, and I'm dizzy and my ears are ringing. Also, my blood sugar was really high, because I haven't eaten or taken any medications since Friday.

    I'm going to eat some pasta and see if it stays with me.
  14. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    Did they give you fluids?
  15. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    Actually, start with dry toast. Pasta is heavy and you'll probably regret it.
  16. ThreeShadows

    ThreeShadows Quid me anxia?

    Sweet pea, I hope you feel better soon. I understand not wanting to go to the ER, it's a form of Purgatory.
  17. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    I second the dry toast. That and some gingerale many people find helpful. Pasta is NOT a good idea to start out with.

    If you can get it, the best thing I've found to eat while sick with this is Matzoh. It's a traditional Jewish "cracker" made of nothing but flour and water. The most common brand is Manischevitz and many grocery stores carry it.

    The "GI Virus" is most likely norovirus, in some places they call it the "vomiting virus", and that fits, OK.

    Now, if the vomiting picks up again, and especially if you have abdominal pain or have noticed no bowel movements in a day or more, go back to the ER as you might still have something more serious going on.

    I hope you feel better.

    If that stays down with frequent nibbles and sips, then you can rest a bit and try with some plain chicken broth. Diluted a bit is probably best as the salt, while you need it, can further upset your stomach
  18. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    been there done that, it's not going to get better by itself. Go to the doctor, get some Pepto on the way home. Eat white rice and baked potato, plain.
  19. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Maybe even start with some clear broth. The dehydration thing is something I have been through too many times to count and is no fun. Jello is also another good one to start with. Hugs and I hope you are feeling better soon.
  20. Star*

    Star* call 911

    Feel better 'O filler of the porcelain throne.....:tongue:

    What Arrrrrrrrrrrrr ya doin' on here anyway??

    And if you do drink Gatorade? 1/2 it with water. NOT FULL STRENGTH.

    Hugs from a distance (with full germ riot gear on of course:sick:)