Davina Rankin of Married At First Sight gives a bleak update on her battle with severe gastroenteritis.
Davina Rankin of Married At First Sight has provided an update on her battle with extreme gastro.
The 29-year-old has been recovering in hospital for the past four days, telling fans on Monday that it was the “worst gastro she’s ever had in her life.”
On Tuesday, she returned to Instagram Stories, posting a photo of herself smiling and giving the thumbs up while lying in her hospital bed.
‘So far, I’ve only managed to eat a piece of dry toast without experiencing severe tummy pains.’
She captioned the photo, ‘First proper food since Friday.’
‘I think today is the day I start to feel better [praise hands emoji].’
‘I’ve lost 3kg in 4 days [mind blown emoji]’, she continued.
Davina went on to describe the excruciating pain she felt during her gastro battle.
‘It was so horrible, it felt like I was having nonstop labor contractions for days and nothing could help… pain killers only made it worse because I had nothing left in my stomach [upset emoji],’ she lamented.
The brunette went on to say that the experience had left her “scarred,” and that she would never take her health for granted again.
‘Being sick has made me appreciate my health even more than I already did [praying hands emoji].’
‘I’m never going to take feeling amazing for granted again!’ she wrote.
She continued, ‘I’m so scarred from the last few days that I’m afraid to drink alcohol or eat anything that isn’t fresh, organic, raw [laughing emoji]’.
Gastroenteritis, or ‘gastro,’ is an intestinal infection that causes diarrhoea, cramps, nausea, vomiting, and fever, among other symptoms.
Davina had shocked fans the day before by posting a photo on Instagram of herself in a hospital bed, hooked up to an IV drip.
‘Three days of the worst gastro I’ve ever had in my life [skull and bones emoji],’ she captioned the harrowing photograph.
‘I’ll be out of commission for a little while, folks… on the plus side, I suppose this means I’ll be able to eat twice as much on Christmas Day, right?’ she added.
Davina’s health scare comes only weeks after she spent time in the hospital recovering from breast implant removal surgery.
After years of suspected breast implant illness, the former Zoo magazine covergirl had her 12-year-old implants removed earlier this month.
The term “breast implant illness” encompasses a wide range of signs and symptoms…
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