Sicker than a dog.....

  1. I called in sick yesterday to work because I had a little tummy trouble, nothing major at the time I called in. Well, my instincts turned out to be right (unfortunately) and I have been having the scoots and dry heaves since yesterday afternoon. I didn't get any sleep last night as most of it was spent on the john...Talked to my doctor a little while ago, he is going to call in Rx's for Lomotil and Phenergan tabs...God bless him... The immodium hasn't even been touching this....Time to go lay down again until my next trip to the porcelain altar....
    Last edit by deespoohbear on Nov 7, '02
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  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   nursedawn67
    How miserable for you....get some rest and plenty of fluids.
    Take care....Dawn
  4. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Awwww..... I'm so sorry you don't feel well.

    If it's the same thing, it should pass quickly. My boy's been OK since last night. Nothing shooting out of any orifices anymore

    Take care sweetie!

    Heather
  5. by   Beach_RN
    Eeeek! Hope you feel better soon! I hate that...I can handle chills, fever, sorethroat, but the stomache thing...nope!

    Although. look on the bright side, If you were looking to drop a few lbs...there you go!

    Get Well Soon!

    Brenda
  6. by   Lausana
    Hope you feel better real soon today...and hope you can get some rest & give both ends a break
    Take care :kiss
    Leslie
  7. by   JonRN
    I had it last Fri., only lasted 24 hrs. Rough living on the throne. Hope you're all better soon. BTW, isn't Lomotil and Immodium the same thing?

    Pappy
  8. by   J-RN student
    Hope you feel better!
  9. by   nursenoelle
    Hope you feel better soon! Blechhh.. stomach viruses..


    Pappy - Lomotil is a controlled RX, Immodium is OTC
  10. by   LasVegasRN
    I hate when my bun bun hurts. Feel better soon!

    Heather - glad to hear OBKidBrian is okay!
  11. by   deespoohbear
    It's me again. I have not been to visit the porcelain altar now since about 1pm. I have managed to keep down some toast and crackers and jello. The really rotten thing is my 11 year old son now has this. His case doesn't seem to be as severe, but he and I took up permanent residence on the couch and recliner today. I managed a shower and that helped me feel better. I don't have to work again until Thursday, so hopefully this will have run its course. I just feel like I have been ran over by a Mac truck....

    Vegas-I hate when my bun bun hurts too. I have a new best friend today, A & D ointment.

    Gee, I hate it when I feel like this...told my husband this is the part of in sickness and in health...

    Thanks for all the well wishes...hopefully the worse is over...
    Last edit by deespoohbear on Nov 7, '02
  12. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Hopefully you just have the 24 hour variety that's been going around! My biy has already eaten twice as much today as a normal day! Back to his old self!

    Hope you are soon too!

    Heather
  13. by   deespoohbear
    Well, I ended up in the ER yesterday. My B/P was 88/58 with a HR of 111. Drew some labs and hooked me up to an IV. Blew in 2 liters of D5 1/2 NS wide open and gave me some Phenergan IV. (Boy that makes you feel very strange, twilight zone!! ) After the first liter of fluid my B/P went up to 102/68 and after the second liter of fluid it went to 128/85 (which is normal for me). Came home and slept for awhile. Still having the nausea, but the diarrhea has ceased (hopefully for good now). Called in sick today and plan on taking it easy. Thanks for all the good wishes.
  14. by   tattooednursie
    I hope you get better soon. when I am sick my perminent residance is on the porcelan altar with the puke bucket in my lap. Its kind of nasty to get up and turn around to throw up in the toilet while there is crap in there. thats just not for me.
    best wishes,
    Mandi

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