I’m recovering at the moment from a yucky tummy bug that blighted the weekend somewhat. You might say I’ve been riding the chunder-bus, and I’ve felt so poorly that I didn’t even care what the wheels were doing or that the wipers go “swish, swish, swish.”
I’ll spare you the gruesome detail as I’m more refined than that (it’s Mummy and Daddy that seem fascinated with my bodily functions). Suffice to say, it’s just as well they were up together with the laundry because we needed the spare bed linen and the emergency set on Saturday night!
If I’d felt less ill, I might have giggled at the sight of the two of them rushing around trying to sort everything out and calm me down, bumping into each other in the dark and trying to contain the spread of vomit to what I’d managed to achieve. In hindsight, it was probably quite entertaining!
Thankfully, it didn’t last more than about 12 hours and I’m feeling great again today. Apparently, tummy ache is quite common in little people and be caused by all sorts of things. It might be a bug or an allergy, but it’s just as likely to be a case of over-eating. Believe it or not, it can also be stress! You might scoff and ask what I might possibly have to be stressed about, but I’m trying to walk here! That’s pretty big!
Aside from the vomiting, I’d been bending over a lot and holding my tummy to let Mummy and Daddy know it didn’t feel quite right, and I’d lost my appetite. They knew straight away I wasn’t myself then!
Good old Calpol is a reliable friend in these situations, and my warm bath helped a bit. It’s important to rest and drink plenty of water. Not milk so much, but certainly water, and although warm water doesn’t taste that nice, it could help settle an upset stomach. It might have been a baby that advised this, but apparently ice-cream can be quite good – it’s easy to eat and helps replace lost sugars, with a bit of an energy boost. I’m not saying it’s true, I’m just telling you what I heard.
We still don’t know what caused mine, but at least it’s gone now.