Saturday, December 21, 2013

Dehydration


I thought it was from the greasy tacos from Jack in the Box that I had eaten, but when my diarrhea got to be extreme I realized that it must've been more like a stomach flu.  I tried to drink a lot of liquids all day, but it was impossible to keep up with the amount of fluid I was losing . . . it was massive.  I know . . . TMI.

It's hard to describe the feeling that I had just before I passed out.  I had just gone to the toilet for the umpteenth time and was returning to my bed.  Just as I reached the edge of the bed, I felt my brain start to feel like it was unplugging . . . not lightheadedness like when you stand up too quickly . . . it was different . . . it was more like my brain was losing its connection.  I knew it was from my being dehydrated so I feebly reached for my cup of water.  At the same time, I called for Wendell.  Thank God he was home.  

The next thing I remember is sitting on the ground with my legs in a pool of water and with Wendell at my side.  I could hear him calling my name, but I couldn't respond.  I heard him calling 911.  After they told him to lay me down on my side, I started feeling better, and I could talk again.  

When the ambulance guys came they took my blood pressure . . . it was 63/30.  They said that I broke some kind of record.  

Here is the inside of the ambulance which took me to Queen's ER.IMG_0927

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I forget this guy's name.  He was really nice . . . made small talk all the way.  I asked him if the siren was on 'cause I couldn't hear it and I always wondered how loud it sounded from inside of the ambulance.  He said that it wasn't on. I was kinda glad. I was also glad that I wasn't in any pain.  The ride was pretty bumpy.  The guy said that their ambulance is actually one of the more smoother riding ones.  !!!!
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This is what I needed . . . some intravenous fluids.  By the end of the night, I was given two bags of these. 
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It's been a couple of days and I finally feel almost normal. I hope I never have to go through that again.  It was scary.

29 comments:

Kalin's Mommy said...

I don't believe you had time to take pics of the ambulance...your a diehard photographer! Glad your feeling better, missed you at work! See you Monday!

Anonymous said...

I'm confused. So all those symptoms were from dehydration? Or the dehydration was brought about by the flu? That's scary symptoms. The funny part is that you still took pictures while been so "bust up". Take about hardcore photographer. -lance

sunnyellow said...

Whoa!!! Take care - hope you're all better now. Pretty scary stuff. And you took pictures while in the ambulance on top of all that!

jenny said...

Oh my gosh Jalna! Glad to hear you are okay now, that is such a scary episode! Hope you are resting at home and are 100% for christmas. Take care please!

Nippon Nin said...

Oh no! What a scary experience. I hope you're OK. I'm sorry. Unbelievable that you still were able to take some pics.

Anonymous said...

Gosh jalna!!!!!! I know you needed to blog something but massive runs and then an ambulance ride complete with photos and interviews !!!


Was it food poisoning?

Lmk if you need anything.

Anonymous said...

Oh diarrhea....
Oh diarrhea...

Not my idea....

For Christmaaaaasssss!!!

No more greasy tacos

For meeee
No more icky oweeee....

Oh diarrheaaaaaaa

Oh diarrheaaaaa....aaaaaaa

Please go away this Christmaaaassss!

Honolulu Aunty said...

Scary!!! This seems to be the year of realizing that we have to take good care of our health - and that means changing our eating and living habits for the better.

Can't believe you had the consciousness to take pictures in the ambulance, lol!!!

You are a photographer supreme. Glad you are okay now.

Aunty

Moontaj said...

I'm so happy you are okay!

Moontaj said...

I'm so happy you are okay!

Randism said...

wat da heck u taking pictures in the da ambulance fo?!?!?!?! i can just imagine you talking to the guys: "Eh wait! i need my camera!" Wat?!? U lo lo o wat?!?! Hey Joe, she must be severely dehydrated!!! anyway, i'm glad you're okay!!!

K and S said...

holy! I'm glad you are okay. rest up!

:) josefina :) said...

Wow! Glad you are ok!! Did you have stomach flu or food poisoning? How in the world did you take photos in your condition? lol, always the photographer...

Dd said...

OMG !! You just like that guy in the commercial...got scratched on his face by the cougar that went in his house, and he is texting while being wheeled into the ambulance...but really....so scary ......BTW-I Love JITBox tacos ;o\

jalna said...

Thanks, Mich. See you tomorrow!

Lance, losing so much fluid in the watery stools is what caused my dehydration. I just couldn't keep up with replenishing the liquid.

Thanks Sunnyyellow. As I was lying on the guerney in the ambulance, I thought to myself, now I know this is gonna be weird but I just gotta take pictures . . . so I did.

Thanks Jenny. I've been resting since.

Thank you Akemi. Yes, I just had to take pictures.

Thanks Anon. My cousin mentioned Novo virus. Dunno if we have it here, but it sure seemed severe enough.

Ahahahahahaha!! Thanks for the poem, Anon!!!

Thanks Aunty!!

Thank you, Moontaj!

LOL, you so right, Rand. When they were putting in the IV line, I even started telling them the story of how the last time I had one IV inserted it was done by one oooooold doctor with shaky hands . . . but the guys wasn't listening, so I stopped talking.

Thanks Kat!

Thanks, Jos. I not even sure what I had.

I never saw that commercial, Didi. LOL!

Anonymous said...

How very scary. Glad you're feeling better.


-myra

Susan said...

I wished someone was taking a picture of you while you were lying down taking pictures! Hope you're better Jalna

celia said...

Wow, scary as well as your blood pressure. Glad that Wendell was home and that you are getting back to feeling normal.

SW said...

omg.. even in your semi-conscious state, you took pic w/ your phone? That's the natural reflex of a true photog.. Glad they were able to take care of your symptoms..glad you're feeling better..

Erick said...

Wow, that is scary. Glad you are back to normal. So funny you have a photo history of the event.

jalna said...

Thank you, Myra.

Susan, I thought about it later that I shoulda asked Wendell to take a picture of me . . . but then I was so bust-up looking.

Celia, I'm still kinda traumatized by the incident. I keep wondering what woulda happened if Wendell wasn't home.

Shun Wah, when I got into the ambulance I actually didn't have my phone with me. I took a look around and realized that I had to take pictures. I told the ambulance guy to ask Wendell to get my phone for me.

Erick, that was sooooo scary.

Les said...

Glad you're feeling better! Geez, you had me worried there...what I can't understand is how da hell were you able to text us right after the incident? What did you do? Feel the fainting coming on and remembered to grab your phone so you can text us?? That's talent!! :-)

1DecentApple said...

Whoa! Just reading this now. Scary. Good thing Wendell was home. Your BP was unreal-ly low!!! Glad you are ok. And I was wondering if you took those pics with your big camera or your phone! HA! Take care! Mochi and ramen is da best medicine.

Anonymous said...

Hope you make an appt with your internist to make sure it's not a virus. Never,can be too safe.

jalna said...

Les, it went like this: At first I couldn't talk. The 911 guy told Wendell to have me lie down on my side. I felt better. I said, "Wendell, tell them I had diarrhea all day." "No, I didn't vomit." "I feel better now. Can I get up?" "No? Can you get me my phone?" "Can you get my driver's license and insurance card? It's in the brown coin purse in my backpack." . . .

I used my phone, Al . . . but I did wish I had my big camera and my wide lens. LOL.

I did see my doctor yesterday, Anon. He just took my blood pressure and did the regular check up kine stuff.

Mokihana said...

Just now catching up on your blog. Holy smoke, girl, so glad you're okay now (yeah, I wen cheat and read later posts first).

You're definitely a photographer; needing to take photos in da ambulance!

jalna said...

Thanks Moki!

grayce said...

i'm sorry i missed this post earlier but i'm glad you're better. that sounds so scary!

jalna said...

Hi Grayce!! You're right . . . it was scary. Now I have diarrhea phobia.