I have checked other posts concerning dehydration. Hubby just had his permanent ileostomy surgery 3 weeks tomorrow. He is doing well and it appears so far the stoma is functioning well, output seems to be the consistency mentioned, I keep reminding him to drink enough water/fluids etc. It seems like he is.
This may be a silly question but what is the importance in not allowing yourself to get dehydrated apart from some of the obvious effects I have read here? He has not felt nauseous, light headed or weak (a little weak regaining his strength but I am making sure he gets a lot of protein to help him recover faster) but just not totally understanding what is the seriousness if he got dehydrated. Plus I want to be sure to kind of oversee what to watch for or be concerned about. Thanks.