Post # 1
Hey ladies. FI took DS to daycare this morning because I was so sick last night. I’ve been trying to make it through this morning but haven’t been able to keep anything down. I can feel myself getting dehydrated and a little shocky. Any at-home tips to prevent dehydration while super sick would be greatly appreciated.
Post # 3
Small sips of water. If you can get someone to bring you gatorade even better. Small sips of that. It has electrolytes, so it helps with the dehydration.
Post # 4
So sorry!!! Sip gatorade, ginger ale, or water very slowly throughout the day. Don’t drink too much all at once. If even that doesn’t work, suck on an ice cube.
I hope you feel better soon!
Post # 5
Small sips of ROOM TEMPERATURE liquid, gatorade or something with electrolytes is best, but water will do if you don’t have it.
Cold liquids are hard on the stomach.
Flat ginger ale (make sure it is made with real ginger) can help calm the stomach as well.
When will your FI be home?
Take care of yourself!
Post # 6
Small little sips of water or gatorade. Don’t try to take big drinks.
Hope you feel better soon!
Post # 7
The key is not trying to take fluids too soon after vomiting. If you drink too soon, you will vomit and not only lose the fluids you just drank, but also stomach fluids, so you are actually worse off than if you never had anything to drink at all.
Wait one full hour after vomiting before you try to drink anything.
There is lots of home treatment info here:
including this recipe to make a rehydration drink at home:
Rehydration drinks don’t make diarrhea or vomiting go away faster, but they can prevent serious dehydration from developing.
You can make an inexpensive rehydration drink at home. But do not give this homemade drink to children younger than 12.
Measure all ingredients precisely. Small variations can make the drink less effective or even harmful. Mix the following:
- 950 mL (1 quart) water
- 2.5 g (½ teaspoon) baking soda
- 2.5 g (½ teaspoon) table salt
- 1.25 g (¼ teaspoon) salt substitute (potassium-based), such as Lite Salt or Morton Salt Substitute
- 30 g (2 tablespoons) sugar
Post # 8
Ok, this might sound strange but do you have any canned fruit at home?
If you do; try to drink the syrup that the fruit is in.
ONE teaspoon at the time.
Give it at least 3 minutes between each spoonful.
Post # 9
@aliavenue: Do you have regular old Coca Cola?
Beloved pediatrician gave me this recipe for PEDIALYTE:
MUST BE FOLLOWED EXACTLY:
28 ounces of water (3 and 1/2 cups)
4 ounces of Classic Coke (Regular old recipe!) (1/2 cup)
2 Tablespoons of sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
pinch Baking SODA
Mix all ingredients
Post # 10
You ladies are wonderful.
FI should be home in a few hours but I can’t get out of bed without being sick so I usually fill up my little water glass and hope it lasts a long time. I don’t have any of that other stuff (gatorade, gingerale) but I think I have propel (lemon) in the fridge – that sounds terrible though.
Post # 11
Also, this isn’t about dehydration, but have you FI pick you up some candied ginger (real ginger, not ginger-flavored candy). Ginger is the best for upset stomachs.
Post # 12
@aliavenue: I also remember getting a prescription for my babies one time for just coke syrup. (No carbonated water added) for N/V.
Post # 13
My husband had to be hospitalized due to drinking water while sick on a stomach bug. His electrolytes got out of balance and his blood sugar crashed. The MD said to slowly sip a shot glass of gatorade or something with electrolytes/ sugar.
Post # 14
@Eva Peron: My propel has electrolytes. God, I hope this makes me feel like a human.
ETA: Never mind, No propel.
Post # 15
Everyone has already given such great advice, so all I can say is I hope you start feeling better soon!
Post # 16
@aliavenue: Electrolytes are basically salt and potassium (there’s more, but those will do). Try to sip on something other than water, or water with a bit of salt mixed in. It will help until your FI can get home.
I’m sorry… being sick is so miserable… 🙁