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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Ice Cream makes it all better (or at least a little)

Camden hasn't been able to eat much of anything today, though the vomiting has subsided since early this morning. I remembered back when I was pregnant and couldn't eat anything. I hadn't kept anything down for a few days (and no, I'm not exaggerating; I have a condition called hyperemesis gravidarum). While I was waiting for the dr to call in some meds, the nurse suggested I try to eat a bit of vanilla ice cream. Yeah, right...

But no, it really wasn't that bad. It was a tiny scoop and took forever to eat it, but it stayed down! Nothing had reached that status in quite a while, even all the things you're told to try when dealing with morning sickness.

So, I thought it might help Camden. When I handed it to him, he asked "Why are you spoiling me?" with a tiny smile. ;) I explained what it really was about, but he can think it's getting extra attention if he wants. He is, after all. I mean, he's getting to watch movies all day....and that NEVER happens.

If it weren't for feeling so badly, I think he would enjoy being sick.

He did manage to get the ice cream down. And keep it down. Maybe there's something to it, after all.

1 comment:

Becky said...

I would guess its just the chemistry of it. Much of the ice cream (the sugars) gets digested by saliva and ends up the in blood stream before ever reaching the stomach. So there isn't much 'bulk' to make the stomach upset but you still benefit from the calories.