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My loving toddler decided to share his stomach bug with me and I spent the better part of last night vomiting out my soul. It lead me to wonder what happens if you get sick like that post op? Has anyone experienced that? My stomach was spasming so much, can a sleeved stomach even do that?

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I can’t imagine it would be fun...at all...but some people are nauseous after surgery and vomit several times as well and they survive it. I imagaine Thats one of those things like appendicitis that would really stink during but you get through it and live to tell the story about it. Fingers crossed that doesn’t happen to anyone.

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1 hour ago, JDLane said:

My loving toddler decided to share his stomach bug with me and I spent the better part of last night vomiting out my soul. It lead me to wonder what happens if you get sick like that post op? Has anyone experienced that? My stomach was spasming so much, can a sleeved stomach even do that?

vomiting after surgery is WAY easier than vomiting before surgery. I no longer dread it. For one thing, your stomach is much smaller, so there's not much in there to vomit up. Plus you don't have much acid in your stomach, either, so you don't get that awful taste in your mouth. If you vomit up chocolate pudding, for example, it tastes the same coming up as it did going down. It's kind of like when a baby "spits up" after eating.

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I got sleeved on 3/31 and got the stomach bug from my toddler on 4/6! it was awful. I panicked but my doctor said it was completely fine. I just didnt eat or drink for a few hours and then only had water/gatorade zero. I also had some Zofran and that helped!

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Thanks all, this is reassuring. It's been a rough week with the whole family not feeling well and it just unleashed a new worry about after surgery that I had never considered.

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