No matter how well you have planned for an escapade, nothing prepares you for the dangers of food poisoning. Ah … the moment when you have no choice but to throw up or visit the bathroom frequently – it’s one way to cut a trip short.
Such was what happened to Mandy Moore and hubby Taylor Goldsmith when they went on a vacation to Ecuador. The couple was supposed to climb the Cotopaxi volcano but things didn’t exactly go the way they planned.
The songstress, who reached the base camp of Mount Everest in May 2019, revealed on Instagram that she and Taylor were struck by food poisoning, which was why they went home earlier than they supposed to. Apparently, on the second day of their getaway, both of them fell sick and they knew that they wouldn’t be able to have ample rest and get the needed nutrients prior to their hike.
That forced them to cancel their plans and they immediately decided to fly home. Once they got back, Mandy shared that they just crawled into bed and stayed with their pets as they recuperate.
It may seem disappointing but the This Is Us star chose to see it as a sign that the universe must have wanted them to just stay at home, so they obliged.
However, the series of unfortunate events didn’t end there as the 35-year-old again took to social media to divulge that her iPad was lost on her flight home – as if things weren’t bad enough, right? Mandy reached out to American Airlines via Twitter and sought help in retrieving her gadget.
Mandy said that she had located her iPad in Philadelphia in a lost-and-found box. The company responded to the tweet and instructed her to send a private message — hours later, her iPad was shipped to her.
Despite what happened, Mandy is still planning to visit the South American country in the future and to accomplish their initial plans.
All About Food Poisoning
Mandy’s bout with food poisoning makes it crystal clear that it can happen to anyone. According to the National Health Service, it is acquired when a person eats food that is contaminated with bacteria such as Escherichia coli and salmonella or virus like the norovirus.
The symptoms are vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, lethargy, fever, stomachache, and/or lack of appetite. It usually goes away in a few days without treatment but if a patient’s condition doesn’t improve in a couple of days or gets worse, it is time to go to the doctor.