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    BeccaPreston posted:
    I need some help with my grandmother, for some reason, she won't drink. She likes the flavor and everything, but she won't drink. The doctor doesn't want her to drink water, because we got her salt to low. We got that back doing fine. She eats total fine. I need some help with her drink. Is there anything I can do?? Rebecca
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    renalupie1 responded:
    Does she answer why she won't drink? Or she can't drink? maybe she has trouble swallowing thin fluids? Maybe she heard the doctor say not to drink water and that turned into don't drink at all in her mind? Could it be easier with a straw?

    If she has no issues with swallowing, encourage maybe soups, hot cereals thinned with milk etc. At least they would get fluids in her.
     
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    Louise_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Did you get some guidelines on how much she needs to drink in a day? Is there a reason that she needs to take in more fluids?

    Have you thought with going with applesauce, watermelon, cantaloupe, and other moisture heavy foods?

    What about hot cocoa? sweet green tea?

    I don't know if this is of any help but I found that giving my mother a sport bottle, that she doesn't spill as much, doesn't have to sit up to use, etc. helps a lot as long as it isn't too full.


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