Emergency food/ fluids

AK_Gipson
on 10/25/16 4:43 am
VSG on 04/14/14

frisco's box got me to thinking.... 

Yesterday I ended up sitting in the ER with my dad for somewhere between 5-6 hours. So luckily I had my 911 bag in my purse, so had the choice of nuts or a protein bar. So yay for having the right foods with me. I wish I would have had more because I missed breakfast and lunch and was starving by the time we got home, which is really bad thing to happen with acid issues. So I'm trying to figure out what I could put in frisco's box lol 

But I had NO fluids. The soda machines aren't an option, I can't drink carbonation. I've tried it once 2 years out and it didn't stay down) We were at a doc appt and his bp dropped to 84/46.

So I usually have a bottle with me, but we weren't supposed to be gone long. Not sure what I could change except, NEVER leave home with a bottle lol 

ideas? 

           HW:292 / SW:258 / CW 173.9

      
  

Gwen M.
on 10/25/16 5:52 am
VSG on 03/13/14

Every ER I've been in has had a "comfort station" with a water/ice machine and glasses.  There are normally water bottles available in soda machines too - so you could buy one and refill it.  But, yeah, never leave home without a bottle!  

I keep protein bars (Quest) and a tuna pouch and a fork in my "go bag."  

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 42 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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Grim_Traveller
on 10/25/16 6:33 am
RNY on 08/21/12

I'm guessing your go bag also has a couple of passports, foreign currency and some spare mags?

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

Gwen M.
on 10/25/16 6:54 am
VSG on 03/13/14

And my ninja mask and a box of latex free gloves.  You can never be too prepared.  

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 42 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

TrendWeight | Food Blog (sort of functional) | Journal (down for maintenance)

AK_Gipson
on 10/25/16 9:44 am
VSG on 04/14/14

Never saw or was told about a comfort station.  Never saw the bottled water in the machine either, though I could have missed it.  I carry water enhancers with me, sf koolaid, but I couldn't find a bottle lol 

BOTTLE, NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT!!!!

           HW:292 / SW:258 / CW 173.9

      
  

AK_Gipson
on 10/25/16 9:41 am
VSG on 04/14/14

I really need to borrow it if you have unmarked, non senquenial 20 dollar bills :) 

           HW:292 / SW:258 / CW 173.9

      
  

Sparklekitty, Science-Loving Derby Hag
on 10/25/16 9:49 am
RNY on 08/05/19

How about asking a nurse? Surely they have plastic cups for giving water to patients, I bet if you ask nicely (especially if you explain that you're at risk for dehydration and can't do carbonation) they can help you find something.

Hope your dad is OK!

Nerdy Little Secret (#42) - Derby Strong!
VSG 2013, lost 150lb - RNY conversion 2019 due to GERD


AK_Gipson
on 10/25/16 9:57 am
VSG on 04/14/14

They probably would have, but they were taking him (dad) for multiple tests and honestly I didn't want to bother them.. Which of course is stupid and I should have asked :) 

           HW:292 / SW:258 / CW 173.9

      
  

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