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Re: [IPk] dehydration and stomach bug



 Hope you feel better soon Di, I am sure your colleagues will be happy to check
in on you.

> On 10 Jan 2014, at 17:29, "DIana Maynard" <email @ redacted> wrote:
> 
 > yes, My thoughts exactly. I don't mind hospitals at all, but I know a
hospital
 > bed with an IV is not a good place to have D&V from a purely practical point
of
> view! at least at home I can dash to the bathroom easily!
> 
> I think I'll see how I go tonight and maybe call a friend, i have a few work
> colleagues who live round the corner.
> Di
> 
> Sent from my iPad
> 
>> On 10 Jan 2014, at 17:22, Cathy Taylor <email @ redacted> wrote:
>> 
>> I would say perhaps you could benefit from iv rehydration but I am like you
> and
 >> wouldn't want to go to hospital! If you don't want to go, you could do what
I
> do
 >> when my husband is away and I am concerned about a potential hypo, which is
I
>> agree to text him at predetermined intervals (hourly, daily, whatever you
> feel
>> appropriate) and if I don't check in then he will raise the alarm. Perhaps
> you
>> could arrange this with a friend (or even us!)
>> 
>>> On 10 Jan 2014, at 17:10, "DIana Maynard" <email @ redacted> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Not really DM-related, but I've been suffering from a vicious stomach bug
>> since
>>> Monday when i got back from Nepal, and i'm a bit worried about dehydration.
>>> Since last night at about 10pm I haven't peed at all, despite drinking
>> several
 >>> litres of alternately water with rehydration stuff in, hot lemon,
peppermint
>> tea
>>> and some regular tea (basically whatever I can stomach) and despite not
>> vomiting
>>> etc since last night. I've had some soup and ryvita and a little bit of
> rice.
>> My
>>> hands look like I've been in the bath for hours and I have a headache,
>> dizziness
>>> if i stand up for long, and muscle aches. in the night I had terrible cramp
>> in
>>> my feet every hour. really don't want to go to hospital (not a great place
> to
>>> have D&V!) if I can avoid it. BGs a little high -10ish) but nothing too.
>>> terrible, just increased my basals a little more.
>>> 
>>> I live alone and slightly concerned about passing out, as no one would come
>>> looking for me for days!
>>> 
>>> Thoughts?
>>> Di
>>> 
>>> Sent from my iPad
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