Queen Elizabeth II was sent to the hospital Sunday after she obtained a stomach infection that has bothered her for days. The long reigning monarch has remained healthy throughout her life. She will have to cancel a trip to Rome and several other engagements to recover from the stomach pain.
Queen Elizabeth may receive an intravenous rehydration before she leaves London’s King Edward VII Hospital.
The 86-year-old Elizabeth was experiencing symptoms of gastroenteritis, suffering with vomiting and diarrhea, that normally passes after one or two days. Dehydration is a normal side effect of having the illness.
The Queen had to cancel a visit to Swansea, Wales on Saturday after she realized she didn’t feel well. Elizabeth was supposed to deliver leeks ( a national symbol) to the soldiers of the Royal Welsh Regiment. The leeks are presented to the soldiers in honor of St. David’s Day. The Queen spent the day inside Windsor Castle, hoping to rid her body of the illness.
Medical officials state that she is losing vital fluids in her body and would have to receive an I.V. to help rehydrate.
The National Health Service of Britain claims the most common causes of gastroenteritis in adults are food poisoning and the nasty norovirus. The norovirus is a common virus that can hit 600,000 and 1 million Brits every year. When ill with the virus, doctors suggest bed rest for at least two days.
Queen Elizabeth is rarely ill and does not allow things to get in the way of her scheduled appointments.