I throw up every single time...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by StarLover21, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2011
    I thought I might post my experiance here, to see if any of you guys have any suggestions . Every Christmas, we go visit our relatives in Kentucky. They're really old- in their ninteys, and well, every time we go there, we throw up. [​IMG] . We've tried everything- not eating their food, not drinking the water, not petting the cat. And, we can't exactly not go...it's something that we do every year, and they won't be around forever. Besides, all of our relatives are there, not just them. Does anybody have any suggestions on what we could try this year? [​IMG] . They have a lot of beautiful land, and really old house...I love going there, and they're really nice...it's just the sickness. [​IMG] .
  2. Beekissed

    Beekissed Flock Master

    Inside cat? It may be introducing germs from it's feces on surfaces in the home and when you touch those surfaces, you may be getting infected. I'd take some Lysol disinfectant wipes and discreetly wipe all surfaces you may touch in the home. The elderly can't always clean effectively and may need a little help.

    For that matter, they may be unable to wipe their own selves without getting traces of BM on their hands and be leaving some E.coli germs around the place they live also.

    A good cleaning and some bleach in the dish water wouldn't go amiss.
  3. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    How long are you there before you get sick? Do you get sick while there or after you get home? Do any of your other relatives get sick? Thats kinda weird.
  4. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2011
    We're usually there 1-2 weeks. We get sick there. Usually my whole family gets sick.
  5. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    I got SICK the first time I went to Mexico, so before I went the second time, I got antibiotics from my doctor to take before I left and while I was there.
    Worked like a charm.
    Good luck to you and maybe this will be the year you DON'T get sick! [​IMG]
  6. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

    Jan 27, 2009
    If you are getting sick every time you are there, have you tried cleaning the kitchen with a bleach solution. Or you could wipe things down with some of those Clorox wipes. I would also rewash all the silverware, and maybe even the dishes. If you wash the silverware, I would wash all of it, and the space where it's kept. Make sure wipe all the kitchen counters down with bleach, and don't forget the cutting board if there is one in the kitchen. I just remember that all the knives, plus any serving ware should be wash again too. So basically anything that comes into contact with food.

    I would probably bring a bottle of bleach with me. From there you should wash all the door handles, and the flush lever on the toilet. I would tell my relatives that this was one of my gifts to them, so that there won't be hurt feelings. There is clearly some type of problem with their house. Bath towels can be a source of bacteria transmission. So I would re-

    I would also continue to use bottled water while there, if they are on a well, it maybe contaminated. It is possible with a very old property, that the septic system is to close to the well.

    If I think of anymore things that can be a source, I will let you know. And I am so sorry that you get sick every time. Still you are right that you should spend what time is left with them during the holidays.
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2011
  7. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

    Aug 3, 2011
    Long Island, NY
  8. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    yikes. thats awful. not fun. could you stay at a hotel. is their mold in their home. sounds like your going to another country. yikes. [​IMG]
  9. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

    Jan 27, 2009
    Quote:It's very unlikely that mold would cause a person to throw up. Mold tends to cause respiratory problems. But the hotel may not be a bad idea, if you can't get the house cleaned.
  10. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    I had to stop eating my sisters thanksgiving turkey ..

    she believes in setting it out on the counter to thaw.. on the saturday BEFORE thanksgiving
    and leaving it out the entire time until thanksgiving morning when she tosses it into the oven

    everyone who eats it gets deathly sick

    I know you said you don't eat the food so it's not the same for you..
    do they have well water by any chance?

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