6/28/2011 – actually 6/26/2011

NOTE: This was written over a week ago. I’m posting it mainly for continuity and as a historical record. As of several days ago, Lulu is fine! She’s feeling much, much better, has her appetite back and everything. So, no worries. -SRY

Sunday…

Today was spent mostly trying to get Lulu a bit healthier. She’s been sick so she doesn’t want to eat and then she managed to heave up whatever she did have in her stomach. So, today, when she felt faint every time she stood up, I wasn’t that surprised. Pretty much a classic sign of low blood sugar, which certainly makes sense.

Her headache meds managed to get the dolor de la cabeza under control enough that she could at least think about eating something. We started with some noodle soup to get her a little hydrated. After awhile, since that stayed down, we switched to pineapple juice to get some sugar into her system. Then more soup later. Then more juice. All of these things, while not a complete cure, did wonders. She was starting to feel a little bit better. We even dinghied ashore for a cooling-off dip in the pool in the afternoon.

Although she didn’t eat much, I can’t say the same for myself. One of the things we brought back from the trip were some leftover cooked triggerfish filets. Jay doesn’t care for leftovers so I got them all. But, what to do with them? I finally decided to make triggerfish salad for sandwiches. Chunk up the filets, add mayonnaise, pickles, onions, lemon pepper, and some red pepper flakes, pile it on buttered bread and voilá a cruiser’s sandwich. It’s the kind of thing I used to picture when I’d read about conch salad only this has trigger fish instead of conch. Yum.


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About sryoder

Steve & Lulu... retired. Had enough of the cold wet dreary fall/winter/spring in the Pacific Northwest. Bought a boat, fixed it up, sold our home and sailed to Mexico in November, 2010. Been here ever since except for occasional forays to the States (summer only, thank you) to visit the kids, parents and siblings. If you're looking for a sailing blog, this is the wrong place. This is a traveling, hunkering in, eating blog. Sailing is just how we get from place to place when we can't walk.
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One Response to 6/28/2011 – actually 6/26/2011

  1. Anonymous says:

    Steve, the standing up and feeling faint is not low sugar. It's called "Orthostatic Hypotension". Likely from de-hydration. Glad she is feeling better. Somewhere around here I have a formula for mixing up a re-hydrating solution. Or you could just have some Gatoraide type stuff on hand. If you are already de-hydrated you do not want salty soups. Just clear liquids (not "clear like water" but tea, soda of any kind or Gatoraid type drinks. After taking liquids well then add in salty stuff. Ken

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