Jess Olonoff (jolonoff@GATE.NET)
Mon, 9 Oct 1995 08:33:58 -0400
Jeff, Ted, and to all,
If you note at the beginning of my post I believed the question was
really about heat-fatigue, exhaustion as Jeff and I both noted.
"Dehydration" is unfortunately one of those terms now used both Medically
and generically so I went with the Medical description even though I too
thought Ted probably meant it in a generic way as a lowering of fluids
from heat/exertion which is the more likely problem in a scouting environment.
Any older boy suffering, however, from Medically defined Dehydration should
be treated in the manner of infants and seek immediate medical attention.
Even though he probably could fight through it he will still be miserable
and it is still at risk.
It's not so much CYA as it is to do the right thing.
Strangely enough this just happened with my son and an older friend of
ours. My son was lucky enough to get well with medication and a lot of
sleep our friend unfortunately spent a few days in the hospital.
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