Yesterday morning Jason woke up and was immediately complaining that he was “so hungry that he was going to throw up.” Jason’s not normally a puke-y kid, not like I was growing up. I don’t think he’s even thrown up 10 times in his life. So the fact that he was complaining was a huge red flag. He said he was hungry though, and I’m a firm believer in listening to your body, so he ate breakfast.
Not a smart move – he threw up by 9:30 am.
I have a weak stomach, and if I even hear someone throwing up, I start to gag. I managed to make it though, cleaning up the bathroom, helping him settle in to my bed to rest and watch cartoons. Within an hour he was complaining that he was starving – so I let him have some toast and some Sprite. He was able to keep that down, so he had lunch and dinner without any problem.
Until 3:30 this morning. That’s when he woke me up to tell me that his stomach hurt. Ugh. There wasn’t much I could do for him though, so he went and laid back down in his bed to read. I went to check on him, to ask him if he was ok, and he shook his head no and took off for my bathroom. He stayed up the rest of the night, and again, within an hour of being sick, said he was hungry. More toast. More cartoons.
I came to work because he said he felt ok, and every time I’ve talked to him he has said he feels fine. Hopefully, whatever this was has passed. I’ve felt sick to my stomach all day, but I think most of that is just from thinking about it. Hopefully it wasn’t a bug that I’ve caught. I don’t have time to be sick right now.
I guess there is something to be said for working out – already, I feel that old zoom zoom feeling. I’ve been moving and grooving today at work – even with my lack of sleep last night. The fact that one of my attorneys was out of the office today helped too – I could focus and get things out the door.
We talked about it over lunch at work today – when you were a kid and you got sick to your stomach, what did your Mom give you to make you feel better? Sprite, crackers and toast were always my favorites. I had a doctor tell me a few years ago to drink Sprite after I was sick, not water – that the carbonation helps to settle the stomach. What was your remedy?