Thank you for the info on the breakdown of math on the drops. I may have a chart somewhere in my kitchen to do it, but where in that screaming emergency? Just Much quicker to check the internet for this post.
That homemade pedialyte page is (as my 20+ yr old kid would say) the bomb! Thanks for the fast breakdown recipe too! I love the idea of baby food puree. Here's my issue you maybe would have an idea for... You have such great ones. Buddy will not eat off a spoon. Hates things like applesauce, oatmeal. All the good go to foods that I read most fids will eat. I don't have a clue why. Most of the foods we do eat, are fresh or in a solid bar type form, or dehydrated. If we eat warm It's eggs, pasta (that's all I can come up w/ off the top of my head).
I'm gonna buy some baby food & try to gently syringe it, once I buy them. He's usually good for me toweled. I'd just like him to do it when he's feeling good.
Super clot sounds like really neat stuff. I wish I'd known about it all the years of cutting my kitties nails! That stuff sounds so much easier compared to the powdered styptic that I had to use when there was a cut, & I thought it was tough to do the hand hog tie to hold them & keep from getting shredded when they freaked. Funny thing is, I'm giggling @ how hard I thought that was! (a cake walk) till the Buddy into the towel & give attempt to give antibiotics...
the first few times I really wonder how much of a dose he received. No prep, & I was so overwhelmed
After the vet visit, I blanked, how to hold head/not hold head., After the second visit I realized she didn't show me too much, & she (dang it) got help from her nurse.
I read a few reviews on chewy & it really sounds like magic stuff.
I'm sorry for any delays in responses. I was sick & it knocked me on my butt. Then we had all those really super cold days & nights. My husband, Buddy & I were living in our bedroom, trying to stay warm & away from (old house) drafts plu,
sleeping in shifts keeping an eye on our precarious heating system & pipes to make sure nothing froze.
Just as an fyi,
I am trying to make this a quick search item since one doesn't exist for "first aid kit" As I purchase & gather items, I'll start posting pictures until I have a complete kit. This was a build as you go kit. The pedialyte recipe I'm gonna pass to my sister & then I may vacuum seal a few packets w/ a note on how to make in the kit. Really don't want to mess around. I've got to be prepared so that this follows him. His life. My daughters like me (in that) as long as she can care for him, she will. My concern is she may not have the time to really research everything like me. I probably go too far sometimes but I don't mind reading in depth when needed. She lives the life of skim reading.
Oh yes, & the vet tape, hubby told me he wasn't sure but vacuum sealing may crush the tape & wreck the structure of the tape but it could have a different effect. I forgot how he worded it but it stuck in my dumb brain as the difference between an explosion & implosion. When you vacuum seal it can make things crush but it can make others expand with the force. He said in something solid like a mason jar (as an example) I could place a roll in & try it. I dont have that attachment for my sealer (going on my birthday list). Anyway, the bag may place pressure on it & by placing it in the jar, it may remove damaging forces. For now, if its an opened roll, I re-bagged in a zip lock bag & am hoping for the best.
Any idea's for a containment holder will be welcomed. I was thinking something large like a plastic file box would hold the heating pad but maybe to large for everything else. I really like it to be as contained as possible.
Oh yes, & for the warmers anyone got any recommendations? I've only purchased an item that contained them once & it was gloves for someone that was out in the snow a bunch. I did some quick research on reusable ones & the reviews were so so. They are making usb powered ones but the charge times on 2 I looked at were really long + not sure if that would help in a no power situation. Will the 1 time ones be cost eff effective or worth it, & do they expire? I know nothing about these.
Hopefully will be able to find good SS tweezers @ the drug store later this week. It's just to difficult to tell online when looking for a good blunt tip.