Sweet Potato Rice Porridge, or congee, is what I survived on the whole day yesterday. It was like a punishment for a bad day after being down with a bad stomache upset the whole evening and night the day before. Gosh….I had never suffered like that….vomiting, diarrhea, fever, headache and fainting. At around 2a.m., my daughter had to call the hospital and the doctor came shortly after that.
I think my whole tummy sounded thunderous! The doctor wanted to give me an injection for fast effect but ‘ARRRGGGHH….NO’. Thank goodness, he respected my decision and gave me tablets. He said I needed to drink a special drink to replace the fluid lost but then there was not enough in his bag after he visited a similar case earlier on. Poor Doctor, he had to run back to the hospital to pick up more and came back again! What a day for him but I’m really so thankful for his help.
Well, for the whole of yesterday, I was confined in bed. I didn’t have much energy to get up. I presume the blood pressure was still low. My children cooked rice porridge with sweet potatoes for me. That was my lunch and dinner with a lot of water. I was so thankful for their care and concern, checking on me every now and then to make sure I was fine and if I needed anything. They even prepared their own lunch and dinner. It sure smelled very delicious.
My daughter even brought my laptop to me and made the place comfortable for me so that I can do a little typing to beat the boredom. Blogging and reading kept me in bed the whole day. At least I was not bored. I’m really very proud of my children.
By late evening my stomach felt much better and I was served a small baked sweet potato. That was so delicious!
Chinese always believe that rice porridge is very therapeutic especially when you fall sick. I remember my mom only allowed us to eat very watery, plain rice porridge if we were ever sick. We actually recovered very quickly. Since I liked sweet potatoes I asked my girls to add that. This sweet potato rice porridge is what we ate very often when we were young and were poor. It is very filling.
What do you eat when you are sick? Do you have a very effective, special food for stomach upset? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.
Other rice porridge recipes that you may be interested:
Best Turkey Rice Porridge
Meat Balls Rice Porridge
Salted Fish And Chicken Rice Porridge
Quote of the day…..
“People who laugh actually live longer than those who don’t laugh. Few persons realize that health actually varies according to the amount of laughter.”
James J. Walsh