I have a stomach bug and actually threw up for the first time in 10 years this morning (maybe it's because now everything doesn't automatically come out the other end?). I've been super nauseated all day and have barely been able to drink one glass of water, let alone my usual 9-10. Add to that the fact that my output has been COPIOUS and very watery. My guess is I've lost close to a gallon of fluids through my ostomy today.
I KNOW I'm dehydrated...I'm feeling a teense better (able to sit up and type now, yay!), but will stay home from work tomorrow as well to just get some fluids in me, as well as food.
Question is this: what is best to rehydrate? (dont' want to go get an IV) I don't wnat to take immodium since my body is trying to get rid of this virus, and think that may make me feel sicker. What is best to drink? Right now I'm doing water and ginger ale. I am going to try some salty crackers later.
Thanks for your help :)
Stephanie, 29 years old
March 2000-Diagnosed Crohn's Colitis
(Tried every drug imaginable, but lived 10 years with daily diarrhea)
March 18, 2010-Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy! :)
(Now med free, 4 subsequent procedures to correct blockages at stoma site)
Stoma named Zoe...She's my best bud!! :)