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March 15th, 2010
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Worst "stomach flu" ever!
Poor @prettypammie! Darn you viral gastroenteritis. Darn you all to heck. Oh, and also thank you so much for the 2nd and 3rd times emergency vehicles have had to make their way to our place in 2010. Dear readers, did you know that the "stomach flu" could make you puke so badly that you fall to the ground, nigh unconscious? Okay, well c1 probably did, but I didn't. When you are dragged out of bed to the sound of your wife calling "I'm fainting!" 911 is pretty quick.

I had the presence of mind to explain to the dispatcher that if they sent a fire truck, it should come no further than the barn, as the melting and soaking rains have turned our driveway into a gravel-coated vehicle-eating mud pit.

Coming on the heels of the previous night where Pam got dragged in to work at 0-dark-30 for what turned out to largely be a false alarm, and we are both feeling like bottle, pickled death.

Current Location: United States, Purcellville
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
Current Music: Cheeping chicks
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From:hammercock
Date:March 16th, 2010 02:27 am (UTC)
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Poor things! That is truly miserable stuff to endure. :( *hug* I hope you both feel better soon!
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From:happypete
Date:March 16th, 2010 12:50 pm (UTC)

I'm feeling okay...

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not sick, just exhausted from all the nocturnal excitement.

Pam is feeling better than she was--but that's still a long way from feeling "well."
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From:flyingwolf
Date:March 16th, 2010 02:56 am (UTC)
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ugh... I'm so sorry she's so sick. I'm sure it could cause severe dehydration and other enzyme imbalances.
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From:c1
Date:March 16th, 2010 03:17 am (UTC)
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Yes, I did know that, but believe it or not, it was as much from personal experience (though I didn't lose consciousness) as from formal education. Bugs suck.

I hope things are on an even keel soon.
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From:happypete
Date:March 16th, 2010 12:53 pm (UTC)

man...

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I've felt bad from puking, but never http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasovagal_episode bad...

Sucks to the nth degree! Sorry you had the same miserable experience.

So, question for you--fainting with a clear explanation [i.e. from puking my guts out]--does "the book" say you still call the "flashy light bus," or did we freak out needlessly?
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From:c1
Date:March 16th, 2010 02:14 pm (UTC)

Re: man...

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You have no way of knowing whether unconsciousness comes from puking, or from another cause. Call the BRT (Big Red Truck).
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From:vvalkyri
Date:March 16th, 2010 05:06 am (UTC)
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In general, aiee. Hope prettypammie feels better.
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From:happypete
Date:March 16th, 2010 12:54 pm (UTC)

indeed...

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and she's feeling a LITTLE better, but not great yet.
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From:vettecat
Date:March 16th, 2010 08:42 pm (UTC)
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Hope she feels better soon!
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From:sutragirl
Date:March 16th, 2010 11:34 pm (UTC)

Pammie too

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What is it with food poisoning and this past weekend. I was down for the count with food poisoning as well. I was not that bad though. Only not interest in food and no ability to keep anything I ate in my GI tract long enough to get any value from it.
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