Saturday, March 21, 2020

Switching Gears

Life is like a 10-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use.
~Charles Schulz

I read an article last night about almost half of coronavirus patients having digestive symptoms and it threw me for a loop. I had already known that information about COVID-19 treatment is in flux, but I felt relatively settled in my theoretical plan (hydration, lung support, fever management).

This info suits the "hydration" part, but changes how to recognize whether someone has it. Apparently a lack of appetite and diarrhea are way more common than I realized. Dealing with diarrhea hadn't been on my radar. I wanted to mention it to y'all, because maybe this is new to you also.

* You can make your own electrolyte drinks (if someone in your family is losing liquids due to diarrhea or vomiting) or you can use something like nuuns (or, of course, Gatorade or Pedialyte).
* An old post about making plain water more palatable for people who don't drink it plain
* Do you like peppermint tea? That's something I like to have on hand when people need to have their stomachs settled.

It is certainly hard for me to plan out posts -- I don't know what I want to be saying the next day! xo

1 comment:

Robyn Hood Black said...

Thanks, Tabatha - helpful info in these surreal days is always welcome! Wishing you and yours good health and I hope you won't need these tips.;0)