Ick, ick, ick, ickety ick
. This is a bad idea.
Drinking beer while I had the flu
resulted in the only time I was hauled away in an ambulance
It was back in my college days. I had had a pretty bad case of the flu, but I decided to go to the bar with my friends in the weekly night you could get your quart
glass refilled for $1.50. I managed two that night. 3.2% beer
, mind you.
Later, after going to bed, and getting up in the night to pay the rent on the beer I'd drunk
, I fainted dead away right in front of the night depository
. Shrugging it off, I got up and got about halfway back to my dorm room
and fainted again. I got into the room and yes, away I went.
Not having a roommate at the time, I called down to the desk and asked them to get an ambulance (this was before 911
, and my thought processes weren't operating with the greatest of efficiency).
Well, the paramedics came, and did their normal paramedic stuff. While I was standing up, they couldn't find a pulse
, so they popped a saline IV in me and hauled me away down to the campus hospital.
By the time I got down there, the IV had done its job and the doctor pronounced me healthy as a horse
, but a bit dehydrated
. The flu had dehydrated me severely and the alcohol
had only dehydrated me more. So he prescribed drinking a lot of Cokes for the next couple of days.