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Hi, does anyone know if anything out there to drink as a supplement besides Gatorade and Pedialyte?   Maybe easier to keep down?   My son is on day 10 of his third cycle, we are back in the ER for fluids and potassium.   He only puked twice today and yesterday so hoping we are moving slowly into recovery, but we think his cycle is being prolonged by the fact he can't / won't drink anything but water.   He "can't stand" the taste of Gatorade (too sweet) or Pedia Lyte (gross).   Any suggestions?   Much appreciated in advance.
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My son likes Propel and lately Body Armor sports drinks better than Gatorade. Good luck. Take care.
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C2 O may as well be water.. son only will only drink Powerade.

There are hydration supplements that you can get. Literally google hydration supplements.. drip drop, banana bag, speedlyte one like that. Drip drop you get from Walgreens, banna. Bag is amazon and speedlyte is nasty, but can help in a pinch. We use these for traveling..

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You can buy plain electrolyte powders with no flavoring that can be added to the drink of your choice. For flavored options I like the nuun brand as they are not too sweet. 
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C2 O may as well be water.. son only will only drink Powerade. There are hydration supplements that you can get. Literally google hydration supplements.. drip drop, banana bag, speedlyte one like that. Drip drop you get from Walgreens, banana Bag is amazon and speedlyte is nasty, but can help in a pinch. We use these for traveling..

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I prefer hydralyte. Comes in powder mixes like Gatorade, as well as freezies. I live in Canada so I'm not sure if it is available in the U.S or not.
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My son has recently taken a liking to essentia water or smart water.. waters with electrolytes added.
I’ll have to look into hydralyte. Thanks for sharing!

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This is what I use for my fluids it is JUST like a Real IV and without the hospital visit and the hole in the arm for the IV.. It is called Life Water it is purified water with electrolytes and my doctors tell me that it is the SAME thing as a real IV and trust me it does work but it has to be cold.  I hope this helps you. lifewtr-three-bottles-860.jpg 

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Coconut water is great for hydration, may be easier or harder to keep down depending on the person.  I add this to Banana and Berries to make a smoothie that feels like you drank an energy drink, great for in between times, and I have even used it during mild episodes (easier to vomit cold smoothie sometimes and at least you get something from it) blueberries are supposed to help heal injuries as well. 

You can also look up pretty basic recipes online for Pedialyte and electrolyte drinks, they are mostly just different kinds of salt. 

Off the shelf I drink Lemon Lime Gatorade for some reason it seems to gastic empty easier and it is okay at any temp. 

 

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I may have mentioned this already, but like Life Water, there is Smart Water ,Essentia, and lots of other waters that are not only PH balanced, but contain electrolytes. Look for Oral hydration mix-ins.. I can not tell you how many that there are.. Saw a new one at the Grocery just yesterday. Like Drip drop and walgreens. Can be very helpful.
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