** We have closed our charity account in India and have donated six-figure Indian Rupees check to the “Shri Ram” orphanage, India.
You must have heard this over and over again, to drink eight glasses of water and stay hydrated. Check with your doctor first, because each body is different. It is very hard for elderly (people 70+) to drink a lot of water. My husband is one of them. The body needs to be hydrated, so drink plenty of fluid, such as water, milk, tea, coffee, and eat fruits and vegetables that contain water such as cucumber, watermelon, oranges, berries, etc.
- First of all, I want to tell you that the adult human body contains about 60% of water.
- Researchers have found that young people may not show much of the symptoms of dehydration, but for adults, dehydrated body cells are linked to brain dysfunction.
- Also, hydration helps avoid various types of cancers, and helps bodily functions.
- Be careful about drinking too much water. Too much water going out of body can also remove electrolytes from your body. So, you have to replace those lost vitamins and minerals.
I want to tell you a personal story. My husband is diabetic and has liver problems. Each month he goes out for paracentesis (removing excess fluid from his body). After this procedure, they replace electrolytes by giving him one bottle for every 2 liters of liquid taken out of his body.
On May 29, 2020, just like any other month, he went to the hospital for paracentesis. They took out eight liters liquid from his body, but did not give any electrolytes to replace the lost vitamins and mineral. When they called me to pick him up at the discharge door, I asked why they didn’t replace the vitamins and minerals. I was told the doctor who wrote the prescription did not ask for it.
On May 29, May 30, and part of May 31, my husband was very sick:
- He couldn’t get up from the bed by himself.
- He had cramps all over in his body, and even couldn’t hold a cup in his hand.
- His sugar went up to almost 400.
- He lost his voice. He was trying to talk but I couldn’t hear anything.
- Every time I spoke to him, he looked at my face, trying to understand what I was saying.
Every day, I gave him whole milk, chicken broth, berries, multiple vitamins, and even magnesium to take away the cramps. Slowly, his condition started improving. But he is still not fully recovered.
On Monday, June 1, 2020 when doctor called me, I explained everything. The only thing he said was, “I am sorry. His albumin was normal on March 4, 2020, that’s why I did not give him this time.”
I said my husband is 90 years old. He gets weaker each day. I paid for the vitamins and minerals, you should not deprive him of his treatment. So, my advice to all of you is watch out for your electrolytes.
**Have a purpose in your life to achieve your goal.
Have hope in your life to make impossible possible.
Have faith in God for dreams come true.
You are the life and creator of your own fate. Sushil
Prayers and Healing for all human being on this earth,
Sushil (Sue) Hennessy, Sept., 2020
Random Acts of Kindness
You don’t need money, just a little time to give mental support and be kind to all. Check on the elderly, bring their Newspaper to their door in bad weather, say hello to your neighbors when you see them, wish them happy holidays and birthdays etc. Call your parents, grandparents, sisters, brothers, aunts and uncles; talk to them to make sure they are not lonely. Thank the soldiers when you see them for keeping us safe; thank priests, police officers, teachers, health care workers, food suppliers, postal workers, newspaper persons, trash collectors for their services. Write notes to a lonely and unknown person and make his or her day. Give thanks to all those heroes who are sacrificing their lives to help others during this Pandemic. You all are Angels.