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Old 02-22-2006, 12:32 PM   #1
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Your assistance and expertise is appreciated!

Here's the scoop. Monday, 20FEB06 I got nasty sick. Thought t'was food poisioning, and it may have been, but that wasn't all. Stayed home sick both Mon & Tues. Couldn't keep anything in/down. Still don't feel a whole lot better, but I don't have sick or vaca time avilable (long story). At least stuff is staying down, but not necessarily in (I'm trying to phrase things cleanly).

Anyways, I'm getting a bit frustrated with the inability to eat much more then water, ginger ale, crackers, and toast. Oh, and Jello too. Eggs & Chicken Noodle Soup (CNS) don't appeal because t'was a chicken product I think that set the whole thing in motion.

Now, to follow the ol' saying of when it rains, it pours, Mrs. Big Dog went home from work with the same dang thing; nothing staying in or down.

So, the question is what is bland and simple outside of the aforementioned products. One can tolerate consistent meals of those few ingredients only so long, and I have for sure passed that point. Time is of the essence in preparation, since standing is not one of the most comfortable positions (at least for me) under the current circumstances. I'm the healthier of us now, so I get to play doctor for both of us. Healthier is a relative term, though.

I know the TNT Campbells CNS is high on a list. I was wondering about teas? I'm tired of drinking water and (fake) ginger ale (meaning Schwepps or Canada Dry). I have some Jasmine Green Tea at work, and regular Lipton's at home. I have to stop by the grocer en route home for lunch to get a couple things for DW, so I figured if anyone has some other suggestions, t'would be appreciated!

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Old 02-22-2006, 12:34 PM   #2
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my Dr ALWATS SUGGEST THE BRAT DIET B=BEEF BROTH R=RICE A=APPLESAUCE T=TOAST W/O BUTTER...HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER SOON!!!! :)
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Old 02-22-2006, 12:47 PM   #3
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I was going to say the BRAT diet too... but we say... bananas, rice, apple sauce and toast. Stay away from milk products!! Feel better soon!
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Old 02-22-2006, 12:52 PM   #4
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Plain rice, with nothing on it. Do not rince before or after, should be nearly sushi rice like concistency(?). It will help to keep thing down, sorry man, hope you feel better.
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Old 02-22-2006, 01:03 PM   #5
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BRAT is the way to go. Bananas will um...firm things up a bit, (as will strawberries but they might be too acidic on the tummy) and rice is bland enough to tolerate well.

I always make sure we have popsicles or freezies around for the kids to suck on so they get SOME fluids. If nothing else appeals often a freezie will hit the spot. Pedialyte makes freezies now.

Try Gatorade or PowerAde to balance your electrolytes a bit. That will speed recovery.
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Old 02-22-2006, 01:09 PM   #6
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dehydraton is the biggest initial concern, so make sure you are trying to drink as much as you can get down. your idea of teas is a good one.
also, i agree about b.r.a.t., along with yogurt if you can handle a little dairy, to try to reestablish good digestion.
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Old 02-22-2006, 01:13 PM   #7
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Stash has a ginger tea that works well for tummy upset. Also peppermint tea is TNT for tummy ailments.
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plain pasta was always something my mom would give us. I forget the actual name because we called it stars, but I think it might be called pastina.
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Try Gatorade or PowerAde to balance your electrolytes a bit. That will speed recovery.
Even with all the sugar?
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Even with all the sugar?
Yep. You aren't taking in many calories so your body will use them. Don't worry about the sugar unless you are diabetic.
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