Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Sunday, 2 July 2006

Sunday my dad had started to feel the onset of flu and so ate 2 oranges at work to try and boost his vitamin C levels. By the time he got home he wasn't feeling any better so took a med-lemon and went to bed.

I was also feeling a little snotty after my trip and also took a med-lemon to help have a good sleep. Unfortunately all it did with the boost of caffeine was keep me up all night. By the time I got into bed my dad was suffering from a sore stomach.
He had a history of abdominal problems after surgery for a perforated colon many years back. After a call to his specialist he was told to take a buscopan and not worry unless nausea and/or vomiting set in. And after a while, that is what developed, so as I lay in bed wide awake, I heard them leaving to go to the hospital. I suppose I should have been concerned at this stage, but with my dads history, I thought it was just an obstruction and the doctor would know what to do. I was still awake in the early hours of the morning when my mom arrived home alone.
To this day, I have never taken another med-lemon…

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