So, what's the secret? First, I have a 32 oz. bottle sitting beside me at all times... in fact, sometimes 2 (different flavors each.) I also have a 1 oz (2 TBSP) medicine cup. Every 15 minutes, I fill the cup up and sip it until it's gone. I have to make a conscious effort to do this, otherwise I'll forget. I also keep a chart next to me on a clipboard that allows me to put a checkmark next to the time of day for as many cups as I'm able to drink. I've actually been able to get in one every 10 minutes now, or 3 per half hour.
I know a lot of people have issues getting their fluid in after surgery, so I just wanted to offer this advice. You really have to think about doing it, because if you miss your mark a few times in a row, there's almost no way you can catch back up. So what goes down the easiest?
- Peppermint tea - it's yummy. I haven't had any nausea, but I'm sure it would help with that.
- Great Value Sugar Free Drink Mix - Cherry Limeade
- Sugar Free Hawaiian Punch - Blue Typhoon
- Diluted Welch's 100% Grape Juice