I got sick somehow.

I made a big pot of bean soup yesterday and it didn’t sit well at all. Up till 3:30 throwing up, woke at 7 and started throwing up again. Still don’t know if it’s bad food or if I brought a dose of flu back from town. Really hoping for that first one but that’s not how it’s acting. Have to get dressed for morning chores now but I’m having trouble getting out of bed.

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8 Responses to I got sick somehow.

  1. Judy says:

    Joel – Terripod noted rat droppings in the well-house. If you don’t get well quickly, a trip to get checked for Hantavirus might be prudent.

  2. Mike says:

    Luck to you Joel. If you do seriously suspect the food, don’t be an ass and toss it. What Judy wrote about getting checked for Hantavirus isn’t a bad idea too. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

  3. czechsix says:

    Yep, toss the eats, get electrolytes into yourself, and agreed with the Hantavirus possibility.

  4. MamaLiberty says:

    You really, REALLY need a refrigerator, Joel. I suspect you got spoiled food there, not Hantavirus.


    Signs & Symptoms

    Due to the small number of HPS cases, the “incubation time” is not positively known. However, on the basis of limited information, it appears that symptoms may develop between 1 and 8 weeks after exposure to fresh urine, droppings, or saliva of infected rodents.

    Early symptoms include fatigue, fever and muscle aches, especially in the large muscle groups—thighs, hips, back, and sometimes shoulders. These symptoms are universal.

    There may also be headaches, dizziness, chills, and abdominal problems, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. About half of all HPS patients experience these symptoms.

  5. Judy says:

    You know after some thought, what is the incubation period for Hantavirus, the flu and the stomach variety?

    Google says, Hantavirus is 7-39 days with the average being 14-19 days. Influenza (flu) one to four days with two being average, same with the stomach variety (rhinovirus) and food poisoning being two to five days.

    Anyway, get to feeling better.

  6. coloradohermit says:

    Sending healing thoughts and positive energy!

  7. ZtZ says:

    Did you get bottled premixed electrolytes or electrolyte powder on your last trip to town? It would be useful no matter what you have. Ah yes, the rat droppings. There are so many viral and other diseases carried by rats you could have gotten many interesting things because I betcha you were not wearing a mask or gloves. Do you have a thermometer so you can keep track of temperature spikes? Hope this is just food spoilage or maybe bacterial contamination of your water? but don’t ignore your symptoms and hope they will go away. If you do have to visit a doctor you might take a quart of water and have it checked for contamination although by this time your water should be flushed.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Get well, Christmas is coming 🙂

To the stake with the heretic!