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I have been that sick, but for 2.5 months (so far). I fall into the lucky group of women who get hyperemesis gravidarum, and it can be very serious, so working with a care provider to keep hydrated is important. have you lost weight this pregnancy?
Since you've only been intensely ill for a day or so, you may have a virus, or a short span of intense morning sickness, but regardless of why you are throwing up so much, it is important that you do not get dehydrated. If you are worried, call your provider and explain that you haven't kept anything down for x hours, have not peed since X o'clock, and are worried about dehydration. different offices have different guidelines, but it's best to check if you are unsure.
In the mean time, drink something with electrolytes, and try something protein rich and fatty. Broth is great for all of this. Even if you only keep things down for a little bit, your body will get some nutrients, so keep at it. Small sips of liquid usually stay down better than gulps. Good luck!
Ivory, partner to Tom, mama to Ella (12/9/05), Alice (12/8/07), and our newest addition, Rebecca (4/1/10).