Be Careful What You Eat

Talk about a tough day! Everything seemed fine when Mom woke up this morning. Then, about an hour after breakfast Mom felt some stomach cramps. They got worse, then Mom went to the bathroom, then they got better. But then they got worse again, a lot worse. Mom called the birth center and described the symptoms. The midwife thought it was either food poisoning or some really bad virus that has been going around lately. Regardless, the best thing to do for a stomach issue is the BRAT diet: bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast.

Mom ate some toast and there wasn’t any big problem so she took it easy for a while and eventually started feeling better. In fact, Mom felt up to having a little snack to get up her energy before heading out for an important appointment with her friend. (Today they found out that Mom’s friend is pregnant with a boy!)

Mom was feeling back to normal after the appointment so she and her friend decided to grab some lunch. About half-way through her sandwich Mom realized she had made a big mistake. As her friend was driving them back, the stomach cramps returned with a vengeance. Mom, writhing in pain, broke out into a sweat and her poor friend got a little worried that Mom might dodge out of the car into traffic or something! Finally, as they approached their destination, it seemed the pain was subsiding and Mom said she was relieved that she hadn’t gotten sick or had an accident in her friends car. But, it seems, she spoke too soon. Just as they pulled into the parking lot Mom asked her friend to pull over. Mom couldn’t even stand. She rolled out of the sedan, onto all fours, and quite embarrassed herself in the middle of the parking lot. It was just as horrible as you’d expect, but at least Mom felt much better when it was over.

It looks like Mom got everything out of her system with that. It’s been about six hours and there have been no more problems. Mom had toast a few hours ago and then had a light dinner about two hours ago and no sign of stomach cramps. It was pretty darn bad but at least it didn’t last that long. Hopefully we’ve seen the last of it, whatever it was.

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