The ER doctor told me.
One week ago today, when I went in for some IV hydration.
I'll back up.
Two weeks ago today we spent the day in another ER with Alan. Who was later ambulanced to Children's and spent a night in ICU.
And later confirmed with having E. Coli.
So one week later he was still in the hospital (finishing a course of IV antibiotics) and I woke up losing my dinner. Ugh.
My Daddy came with his white
Yeah. Not fun.
But a really nice ER doctor, who liked sharing his knowledge. In a good way. Not the arrogant way that some people seem to have.
Anyway..... fascinating stuff. My previous methodology has always been to wait until after you finish all the Losing of the Liquids before you try to start replacing them. But he says it's better to go ahead and start replacing, even if you lose some of it later. It won't be all for naught. So drink up.
And to delve deeper into the rehydration of the human body, you can go here and read about the guy who has been credited with saving millions of lives over the years with his simple, yet revolutionary, discovery of how cells take in water better with salt and sugar. Ever drink a "sports drink"? It came from this guy's discovery!
So that's all my talk of sickness and such. I'm much better now, thank you. (And Alan is home and all better, too).
(And that is where I have been during this 2-week blogging absence!)