Last night I was sick. It started around dinnertime, when we were all lounging in the living room and Hubs and his mom were talking about what they wanted for dinner. I started having upper abdominal pain and my heart was racing. When the nausea kicked in, I told the two of them they should probably go get food without me. My mother-in-law immediately seemed to take delight in what was, to her, clearly evening-time morning sickness. (We told her because we’re staying with her for two weeks and it would have been dumb to try and hide it.) Shortly after they left, I staggered into the bathroom.
There wasn’t just vomiting. There was also diarrhea. In alternating combinations. Every thirty to forty-five minutes for the next six hours. The stomach pain, pounding pulse, and chills also persisted well into the night. The whole time I was going, I had no idea morning sickness could feel so much like food poisoning.
Then, in the middle of the night, Hubs started puking too. Ok, so, it IS food poisoning! I knew we shouldn’t have had lunch at that greasy pizza place.
And then my mother-in-law got it while she was at work this morning, and she didn’t even have lunch with us. So, just a stomach flu, I guess.
I totally feel better today – really, I felt a ton better after those initial 6 hours – except I feel wiped out from not having any food in my system and being awake half the night. Oh, also, I did have a temperature of 100.04 this morning, compared with the high 98’s that it’s been. Hubs has spent the whole day crashed on the couch because he didn’t keep himself hydrated enough and so now feels totally hungover. I have no idea how the man can sleep as much as he has today. His mom went in her room after work and hasn’t come back out.
I was definitely feeling some panic when I was in the throes of it, when I figured out that it definitely wasn’t morning sickness, that I was surely going to miscarry. Not to mention the fact that I don’t even HAVE a doctor yet that I could have called. If it had still been going on this morning, I would have gone to urgent care; but there didn’t seem to be any point since I am basically over it on my own. I’m feeling a lot less worried now. I was smart and went to bed with a glass of water as soon as I felt like I could keep it down, and so dehydration doesn’t seem to be an issue. I’m still feeling the same light bloat-y, pressure-y sensation in the neighborhood of my uterus that I’ve been feeling off and on for the last two weeks. There’s been no blood, not a drop. I will say, cautiously optimistic, that everything seems to be alright.