August 21, 2016

Garden Party Fail

I went to a garden party this week that was put on by the Relief Society. The evening consisted of sitting outside in a beautiful backyard, eating salads, and feeling spiritually uplifted and renewed.

The next night, things weren't so great...I woke up at 11:00 pm and started throwing up. By 3:30 am I had thrown up about 50 times. You know it's bad when it's coming out both ends and you can't leave the bathroom.

After talking to one of the ob doctors and the triage nurses we decided it was time to make a trip to the ER.

I spent the next 4 hours or so hooked up to an IV. I managed to stop throwing up for a little while and actually got some sleep. I felt really bad for Andy because he had to sit on a hard metal folding chair.

The nice comfy ER bed.

We went home and I continued to throw up anything and everything (including water, soda, and Powerade) until about 6:00 pm.

We later learned that I had food poisoning and it came from the garden party. It was 105 degrees that day and a lot of the salads had mayo in them. I wasn't the only one to get sick or go to the hospital, about 15 other women got sick too.

I'm grateful that the doctors were able to get fluids into me and that the baby appears to be okay. I don't think I will be eating at potlucks anytime soon.