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Any hints on how NOT to get dehydrated.... Any hints on how NOT to get dehydrated....

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Unread 12-02-2007, 06:37 PM
Any hints on how NOT to get dehydrated....

Hi there,

I am always a hard iv patient...my veins are hard to find or they pop when they try. I am worried about them since I am on liquids only today and then the prep phospo soda starts in 30 minutes!

WHat can I do to keep from being dehydrated?

I have GAtorade, water...I am able to eat Cambell's tomato soup....all this until Midnight! My surgery is tomorrow at 1:30!
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Unread 12-02-2007, 06:49 PM
Any hints on how NOT to get dehydrated....

Water, water, water!! I hate to drink water but it really is the best thing. Sorry I don't have any other tips but sounds like you are doing exactly what you need to. Best of luck tomorrow. I hope that you have a quick and easy recovery.
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Unread 12-02-2007, 06:50 PM
Any hints on how NOT to get dehydrated....

i have no idea. i drank so much the day before my surgery (couldnt have anything to eat), i dont know how i was so dehydrated when i got to the hospital. not being able to get an iv in actually delayed my surgery. it took a couple of drs and anesthesiologists to get the iv in..they said my veins were rolling from being dehydrated. just drink as much as you can...
good luck tomorrow
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Unread 12-02-2007, 06:50 PM
Any hints on how NOT to get dehydrated....

Thanks! That is exactly what I am going to do....water, water, water! :-)
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Unread 12-02-2007, 08:15 PM
Any hints on how NOT to get dehydrated....

Herbal tea (Sleepy Time tastes especially good, I think) is good, too. It's also calming so it may help you tonight.
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Unread 12-02-2007, 09:27 PM
Any hints on how NOT to get dehydrated....

I have the same problem and to be honest, there is not much of anything you can do. No matter how much you drink, you are going to be rid of it by the time you go in for surgery. I blew 6 veins before they finally got an IV into me that held. It's just one of those things. They do a numb the location they go for the vein so you really don't feel the IV needle going in and if you are anything like me, it doesn't matter anyway. Just remember, those needle pricks are minor considering everything you have endured and they are the first step towards putting it all behind you.

You are going to do great!
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Unread 12-03-2007, 07:53 AM
Any hints on how NOT to get dehydrated....

I asked my doc for a relaxant since I'm a hard stick at any time and worse when I'm stressed. The mild Valium, combined with water by the gallon, made things relatively easy. I warned everyone in the surgical prep I was a hard stick, so after one attempt by the head nurse they waited for the anesthetist. He got me first try.

Lena
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