Thursday, May 27, 2010

Remember A Few Days Ago

When I said things have to take a turn for the better?

Yeah, well, that won't be today.  I finally had to breakdown and go to the doctor today after I couldn't even keep crackers or plain bread down for the 5th day in a row.  And after 3 vials of blood, it was determined that I have food poisening.  I've never had that before and I hope I never have it again.

Remember I said that we went out to eat with Kylie, Ben and Mason last Satruday?  Well, I have been sick ever since, but really didn't know what was going on since me and Mason bascially ate the same thing.  But while I was waiting on the bloodwork results to come back, I remembered that I ate slaw and a baked potato, which he did not eat.  And I also remembered that food safety class I took awhile back and remembered that baked potatoes are one of the most common foods for carrying a bacteria that would cause a food born illness.  This is because most resturants pre-cook baked potatoes, wrap them up, and keep them in a warmer.  Well, foods like this have to be kept at a certain temperature, or they cool off just enough to create an enviornment perfect for fostering the growth of bacteria that we then eat.  Also, I remembered that even though we both ate shrimp that was more than likely cooked together, it, too probably also sat on a warmer since it was a buffet, and I could have just had one or two pieces that were contaminated, whereas he had none.  Also, the doctor said you can not really base who ate what and who did or did not get sick on anything, as everyone's system takes to things differently.

So, food poisening it is and an antibiotic to fight it.  YUCK YUCK YUCK!!!!!

Stay well, loved ones!!!!


Courtney said...

Wow, not fun stuff. I had it a few years ago and it was awful. Hope you are feeling better soon.

The Cooley Family said...

I know how you feel I have had that several times and everytime it is worse and worse. I have had bronctius and a bad sinus infection sinus Sunday. The Dr gave me 2shots and 4 meds. I'm glad to here you doing better and hope to see ya'll this weekend at Mamaws.