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Blog 2.1: Chemotherapy and Hydration

As parents of children treated for cancer know well, side effects can be difficult.  Sometimes, these persist long after treatment has concluded.  We have found that hydration is particularly important for some children who have received chemotherapy.  Persistent tummy pain can be indicative of dehydration, even in the absence of other symptoms.  By being attentive to fluid intake, children with tummy pain may see an improvement in very short order.

Obviously, this is not a scientific study.  However, parent observation is sufficient to be published in this humble blog.  Similar to the discovery that food during treatment sometimes tastes better with plastic spoon and fork, when we come upon little tricks and observations, we will post them.

If you have made observations that you believe would help others, please pass them along to tim@porf.org.  We will be happy to share them.