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Hospital Sick

On Monday I spent time with my two favorite twins in the world. However, this little beauty shared not only her love, but also her germs with me.

In less than 36 hours, I was crazy sick with their stomach virus. While most people fight off a virus with ease, I have a tendency to swan dive into dehydration with great haste. I am sure the 8 mile interval run I did early in the day did not help the situation as it left me dehydrated even before the virus hit. Try as I might, I could not keep any fluid down and my heart rate went crazy; consequently, to the hospital I went.

I spent hours at the hospital getting IV fluids, medicine, etc. I then came home and attempted to rest and rehydrate.

There was a lot of this:

I had forgotten how totally NOT fun fevers are to have. So many aches and chills–yuck!

And lots of diluted juice:

Today has been a much better day–I have actually been able to sit up! Success!

My stomach is still super sensitive, so the whole eating thing has been tricky, especially when eating paleo.

My doctor recommended eating toast and crackers, since they are “easy” to digest. Um, not when your stomach HATES gluten! However, eating vegetables, fruit, and meat is not exactly appetizing.

Here are my modified paleo sick foods:

Plenty of Applesauce:

Chicken broth galore:

White Rice:

And baked potatoes:

Basically, we are having a bland food bonanza in the Groomes household for the next couple days.

What are your go-to sick foods?


About paleorunnergirl

I am obsessed with cooking, running and reading! I teach American Literature at the college level, but enjoy books of all kind! After years of GI issues and being prescribed numerous medications, I found perfection in eating Paleo! I am no longer bloated, nauseous, or miserable on a daily basis. I have delved into creating Paleo recipe-making and embracing an active and playful life!

18 responses »

  1. Ayy… I’m sorry. That’s the worst. Feel better soon!!!!!!!! I hate eating at all when I’m sick. And then I’ll have a piece of chocolate cake… lol. Not always the wisest plan.

  2. I hope you feel better! Chicken broth is the best, very very healing. Especially when homemade too!

  3. Oh no! I hope you are feeling 100% soon! My go-to when I’m sick is always toast… no help to you, unfortunately!

  4. Feel better
    Remember the BRAT diet:

  5. Oh no! Feel better soon. Being sick is the absolute worst. I’m a chicken noodle soup kinda girl when I’m sick.

  6. I hope you are feeling better!!

  7. Poor girl! That is absolutely NO fun! ……I hope you are feeling better! Take care of yourself.
    I go to oatmeal and eggs and soup for sure!

  8. Aww! I hope you feel better REALLY soon! <333

  9. Fresh OJ and tomato soup are my two faves.

    So sorry that happened!! I hope you feel better really soon!!

  10. HUGS. Take care of yourself! I haven’t been sick since being paleo, never thought of what I’d eat, ha ha.

  11. Feel better soon! What about soup? Can you eat that? Poor thing.

  12. Oh no! Being sick is the worst! I hope you’re slowly getting back to normal and feeling better!! When I’m sick, I load up on citrus fruits, mainly grapefruits and oranges.

  13. Yikes, get well soon!! Stomach viruses are absolutely terrible, you poor thing 😦

    I love toast when sick, but it’s not exactly paleo!

  14. Kim @ Eat, Live, and Blog

    I’m so sorry that you’re sick! I hope you feel better soon!!

  15. I hope you’re feeling better! If you lived near by I would definitely bring you some chicken (no) noodle soup! I came down with a little something recently and made a big pot of that and it seemed to help. Get lots of rest!! Good thing you have your own personal doc 🙂

  16. Just read this, oh dear lawwwddd I am sorry you experienced this! Not fun at all (duh) and just blehhh 😦 I hope you are feeling better by now though, and I am sending healing vibes your way! Trust me they help 😉

  17. I am just seeing this! I hope you are feeling better by now…my go to sick food is Mrs. Grass Chicken Noddle soup…simple and delicious.

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