I said, "If drinking water makes me hurl, at least the stomach acid will be diluted on the way back up." I couldn't remember when I last drank, so I thought dehydration was as likely a suspect as any, and the cure wouldn't be worse than anything else. So I tried to force myself to drink water. After a while, my stomach felt better, and my apatite returned. I am still weak and woozy, but I was able to eat some chips and a sandwich, so I think I can last until the evening now.
See? And they made fun of us for reminding people to drink water.