For the past year or two, Gavin has been aggressively taking in fluids throughout the day. It was to the point that he was constantly asking to refill his water bottle.
It would honestly get annoying at times because it was like no sooner was his water bottle filled, than he chugged it down.
We never really concerned ourselves with it because he couldn’t always have been doing something worse, right?
Gavin’s autonomic specialist has out him on strict fluid intake restrictions. This is because he is in medications to retain water, so they don’t want him taking in too much. Gavin is allowed 2 liters of fluids, per day. Those fluids can be water or gatorade. He’s not longer allowed things like juice or pop, but that’s actually a better practice anyway.
We have a water bottle measured and marked. He needs to fill and finish drinking that water bottle, four times each day.
Wouldn’t you know it, it’s like friggin pulling teeth to drink now.
This has become another power struggle. Why does everything have to be a goddamm power struggle?
These health issues of his are serious and it’s hard enough to manage life when he’s cooperative, let alone when we have to battle for every inch of progress.
I don’t understand why he’s doing this. Before, he was drinking way, way more than this and would get angry if we dared try putting the breaks on how much he could drink.
Sometimes I just want to scream.
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