Im pretty proud I lasted this long with no stomach upsets! The man ( the one FROM mexico) had the typical upset stomach and bathroom troubles for about three weeks when we first arrived. Me? The American gal from Kansas? Not a worry. Never sick once. I like to oride myelf as having an iron stomach, never had problems in Kenya (which one would assume is "worse" as far as cooking conditions go than Mexico).
We think the culprit was the oh-so-yummy-barbacoa the mother in law brought home for lunch. The man is also sick. The toddler isnt , but she picked at her lunch and hardly had any barbacoa. (good thing huh?) the baby ate some barbacoa but Ill indulge my La Leche League side and say she isnt sick because of all the breastmilk lining her tummy.
The mother in law says it wasnt the food, its because we ate too quickly. Um hello, dont you remember? When you are a mother of two kiddos under three, you eat like you have just been realeased from prison. And it never makes you vomit. Until today.
Oops, probably shouldnt write vomit on a family blog. Oh well, now you know.
Oh, and the other blog worthy note is... Th father in law went for "medicine" to help with the symptoms. He returned with alka seltzer and something else similar (different brand, same type of medicine). He prepared the hubby's glass for hum and used 2 packets of alka seltzer and 3 of the other. The back of both packets both say "dissolve one packet in a half glass of water" . Not "dissolve 5 packets in a half glass of water."
More is not more people, when it comes to medicine. Read the package, and follow the suggestions. I couldn't take the alka seltzer according to the package, but the other one said it was alright for pregnant or breastfeeding women if medically necessary. Guess how many I took? ONE. BECAUSE I CAN READ AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS (even in spanish).