I believe this is the most miserable case I’ve had in my life. (Not that I’ve had many, but still…) My immunity system is surprisingly strong for someone that skips meals and sleeps at odd hours.
Since I’m nearing 16, I think this one would be the norovirus instead of the rotavirus. The rotavirus is what kids get. I still remember having stomach flu in primary school which was a terrible experience of drinking orange 100 plus and diarrhea.
My theory is that:
→I caught it from my younger brother on Thursday
→Virus incubated while I was at class camp (Friday to Saturday)
→Stomach flu strikes one day after camp (Sunday)
I really had a great time at camp. I felt less stressed and was ready to lead a more positive lifestyle. On Sunday, I felt unexplainably sad and lethargic. This was followed up by diarrhea (twice) and then throwing up three consecutive times in the sink.
I threw up a lot and it was a huge mess. My head started getting light. I honestly thought I was going to die. Before losing conscience and passing out, I recall clinging to the door while screaming as well as my mother’s frantic voice as she called for the ambulance. It really saddens me when I remember the tone of her voice.
Thank God, I was only out for a while. I started regaining conscience after my dad dragged me out of the toilet and propped me against a wall. It felt weird. My hearing and vision was fuzzy. People sounded like they were talking underwater.
I was thankfully able to walk after the whole experience. My dad brought me to the nearest hospital because he wasn’t happy that the paramedics wanted to send me to the children’s hospital (since I was a minor). It’s quite a distance from home.
My hospital stay was average in general. Service is great and the staff know what they are doing. Food and waiting time was awful. I had cold porridge with warm side dishes for dinner. I had to wait around an hour in the A and E lying in a bed before they decided to put me in the 23 hour observation ward.
I’m extremely pissed at my brother for bringing back stomach flu. His hygiene is absolutely horrible which is self-explanatory as to why he got it.
Firstly, I missed a lot of brushing as my right hand was on a drip. I think my gums receded a bit… which is BAD since they were already receded to begin with.
Secondly, I’m on a 4-5 day MC and I’ve missed out on a lot of lessons and homework. XY passed me the homework and materials for the past few days and it was quite a stack
I admit I wished to be sick this term but only for one or two days. Never did I ask for a whole damn week.