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Old 06-23-2011, 11:55 PM   #911
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I don't know about people, but I know dogs can't reach a point of being 15 % dehydrated. If they do, the organs start shutting down and they die--actually, 10% is hard to bring them back. Probably why I've got four gallons of "waterers" for seven chickens--I don't want them to become dehydrated. Saint Bernards need 3-5 liters of water / day to remain hydrated. I imagine we need about the same amount...
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Old 06-24-2011, 01:30 PM   #912
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It's the magic of the human body...do you know that if you get dehydrated enough, your thirst mechanism fails and you can't tell you are thirsty. So if you should be thirsty...and you don't want to drink...you are already dehydrated and dangerously close to heat stroke. Lots and lots of water...besides nurses are not happy unless you are running to the bathroom all day!
Yes...flush that fat!!!
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Old 06-24-2011, 03:57 PM   #913
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So for being late. Chopper your dad isn't alone. Me and my dad never got along. When he died in 2003 it was only then that I realized how much I loved him and needed him.

It is just me and my mom now. She is blind and has been on dialysis going 5 days a week for 4 years. I take care of her, the house work, shopping, driving, etc. It isn't easy since I have suffered from severe depression since I was 5, tried to kill my self over a dozen times so far and was diagnosed schizophrenia when I was 17. I hear 5 distinct voices 24 hours a day 7 days a week. It is like having 5 radios going on medium volume each tuned to a different station. It just takes so much out of me to keep... Sane.

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Old 06-24-2011, 04:12 PM   #914
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So for being late. Chopper your dad isn't alone. Me and my dad never got along. When he died in 2003 it was only then that I realized how much I loved him and needed him.

It is just me and my mom now. She is blind and has been on dialysis going 5 days a week for 4 years. I take care of her, the house work, shopping, driving, etc. It isn't easy since I have suffered from severe depression since I was 5, tried to kill my self over a dozen times so far and was diagnosed schizophrenia when I was 17. I hear 5 distinct voices 24 hours a day 7 days a week. It is like having 5 radios going on medium volume each tuned to a different station. It just takes so much out of me to keep... Sane.

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Wow, Robert. Glad you're hanging in there. You have been to Hell and back.

I have a beloved cousin, diagnosed with schizophrenia and depression as a teen, who has probably the best sense of humor I have ever heard. On a lot of meds, that really seem to help. I think that is key.

Cooking is so therapeutic. You will find lots of support here from very good people. Just don't give up!
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:57 PM   #915
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OMG. Baby Bro just posted a pic of my mom on Facebook that would put Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger as the Joker to shame in any Batman movie.

I plan to crucify him. Have already sent him a scathing email.
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Old 06-25-2011, 05:46 AM   #916
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Happy venting. I just signed in and my Favorites are back! Now if they will fix it so I can access Yahoo email so I can stop having to use IE, I'll be satisfied.

I got an email from Yahoo yesterday. They want me to upgrade! At least they told me I wouldn't be able to get my old version back. I deleted the email. Enough with upgrades you can't check out and can't go back!
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Old 06-25-2011, 06:23 AM   #917
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Robert--my brother has schizophrenia. Stay on your meds and know that there are people who care. You and your mom are lucky to have each other. I suspect that your dad couldn't handle the schizophrenia because he couldn't fix it--and felt that he had failed. This didn't mean he didn't love you, he most likely loved you more than life itself and couldn't handle that he couldn't make things better for you--I know my dad can't handle my brother's.
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Old 06-25-2011, 01:52 PM   #918
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Know one new I had it until last year. Shocked the hell out of my mom, but she said it explained a lot. Right now I am not on meeds as I can't be out of commission which is what I am afraid would happen. I have to be able to take care of my mom. I just deal, it isn't easy but I manage.

I made the mistake of never letting my dad know that even though we didn't get along that I loved him. I am trying very hard to make sure my mom knows. Appreciate your family while you have them.

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Know one new I had it until last year. Shocked the hell out of my mom, but she said it explained a lot. Right now I am not on meeds as I can't be out of commission which is what I am afraid would happen. I have to be able to take care of my mom. I just deal, it isn't easy but I manage.

I made the mistake of never letting my dad know that even though we didn't get along that I loved him. I am trying very hard to make sure my mom knows. Appreciate your family while you have them.

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Oh boy. My cousin functions great with his meds, is able to work and drive, and has a great time with life. He is definitely not out of commission. Meds make all the difference for him.

I'm sure CW and others can vouch for meds. Are you getting any mental health assistance?
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My doctor and I have tried 20 different drugs and they have all have had bad side effects. So for now I am dealing with it on my own.

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