Almost had a scare last night with my mom. She was downstairs and said she didn't feel well, stomach problems mostly. We found her lying on the floor in the hallway. She said she felt very weak and was afraid she'd faint. Really scared the heck out of me. She'd been on her feet most of the day, it was pretty humid out and she didn't have much to drink, especially water. I had no idea. I'd had lunch with her in the afternoon and she seemed fine then, although she was hungry and had a lot of things to eat, some of which I guess didn't agree with her.
She was sick pretty much the whole night, from around 10:30pm to 5am and ended up pretty dehydrated. I was worried so I didn't go in to help with the office until the afternoon (which by that time they didn't really need much help). She slept until around 10am and still felt weak, but after a while she got up and started eating. I made a run to get her some crackers and Gatorade.
She seems better now, although she feels stupid for not watching what she ate and for not drinking much during the day yesterday. It's not the first time she's done something like this and I've told her in the past not to eat something if she knows it doesn't agree with her. I just wish she'd listen to me because I worry about her. She's 61, has borderline high blood pressure and acid reflux (which she takes meds for), and her dad - my grandfather - had heart disease and only lived to be 52. Although I will say for my mom that she always sees a doctor (which is something he never did).
I just wish she'd be more careful. I've had problems like this myself - not this bad, but I have the same acid reflux disease and some food allergies - and I've become really careful in what I eat. I don't want her to keep learning the hard way.