She vomited 4 times - twice overnight and twice in the morning.
I still don't really know if it was a stomach bug or just something she ate. Saturday evening she had spent the night at the neighbour's house and had burgers and fries for dinner, McDonald's for breakfast and some fun in the indoor playground, a trip to the Discovery Centre (children's museum), Subway for lunch (with Fruitopia to drink) and smores for an afternoon snack. Hmm...yeah...obviously this is NOT the usual diet we feed her. As much as we try to feed her one way whatever happens at someone else's house is out of our hands unfortunately.
It's amazing how often she has gone to a birthday party or spent the evening with a friend and then becomes sick with a cold or something else. A diet of sugar, fast food and refined flour (and lack of sleep) definitely has a huge effect on the immune system. Ever notice that kids usually become sick in the few days after Halloween or Easter and during Christmas Break? Yup...diet plays a huge part.
She's starting to figure it out though. After she vomited the first time she said that she wished she hadn't eaten so much junk. She knew what she had done.
Luckily my husband and I seem to be okay (so far). To be sure though we have both been quiet today and have spent time studying and watching television. What we have eaten today has also been quite plain as well to cause as little distress to our digestion as possible. In case it was a stomach bug our bodies are likely trying to fight off the little buggers. Why make it more difficult on ourselves? For breakfast I had toast and a banana, lunch was plain rice and some tea, an apple for an afternoon snack and dinner was a broth-based soup. The dinner was a bit of a surprise actually. Initially it was just supposed to be a ho-hum broth, onion and noodle soup but it turned out pretty darn yummy.
Here's what went into it:
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 medium red onion, sliced
- 2 large garlic cloves, minced
- 4 cups beef broth
- vermicelli spinach rice noodles
- green onions
Doesn't sound like much eh?
Heat the olive oil in a large pot on medium heat and add the onion and garlic. Cook until softened. Add the broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and add amount of noodles desired. Serve and top with green onions. Like I said, super simple, but a tasty surprise.
My daughter's bowl had more broth than noodle and had no green onions. Earlier she had managed to drink water, eat a banana and a bit of bread but I didn't want to push her system too much. Broth and a few noodles would be enough for her.
Now, let's hope we're all healthy in the morning!