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anonymous asked:

Bill not having an umbrella and getting wet. Dipper giving him a hat from the gift shop (exactly like his with a pine tree) to keep the rain out of Bill's eyes and his head dry.

Hi anon, sorry for taking so long to get to your request ; 7;) 

apparently I’m still working on how to make comics but have this instead~ 

The rain stopped but bill hasn’t taken off the hat dipper gave him yet

Signs of Dehydration:

  • Increased thirst
  • Dry mouth
  • Sleepy
  • It’s harder to pee, pee is more yellow/amberish,
  • May be incapable of urination at latter stages of dehydration.
  • Headache
  • Dry skin/ Skin that is able to be pinched up and is slow to return flat.
  • Dizziness
  • Latter stages: Fever
  • Latter stages: Difficulty breathing/rapid breathing
  • Latter stages: increased heartbeat

Avoiding Dehydration:

  • Drink water throughout the day. Every 15-30 minutes if outside.
  • Remember that water, other drinks and food (especially fruits) can help with hydration
  • Remember that alcohol can cause dehydration.

Treating minor-mild Dehydration:

  • Get out of the heat, into the shade or indoors. 
  • Drink small amounts of room temp to cool (but not cold) water/juice/sports drinks frequently.
  • Avoid sugary drinks if diarrhea is an issue. 
  • Ice chips and popsicles are also an option.
  • continue to drink more liquids than usual for the next day or so.

When to get medical help:

  • If there’s been no urination in 12 hours.
  • Bloody stool
  • Lethargy/confusion
  • If a medication (such as a diuretic) may be the cause.
  • If heat stroke has occurred or is suspected.

Signs of Heat Stroke:

  • Heat Stroke is when the core body temp reaches 105 or higher.
  • Fainting
  • Throbbing headache
  • Dizziness and light-headedness
  • Lack of sweating despite the heat
  • Red, hot, and dry skin
  • Muscle weakness or cramps
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Rapid, shallow breathing
  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Seizures
  • Unconsciousness

Keeping Cool in the Heat:

  • Cotton Clothing is your friend
  • Light colored clothing vs. dark clothing
  • Washcloths/bandanas with cool water- around the back of the neck
  • Keep ice water in a spritzer- spray wrists and face.
  • If you need to do heavy labor, do it early in the morning
  • Stay hydrated
  • Fill a reusable water bottle halfway with water, lay it sideways in the freezer, then when you’re ready to go- fill with water and go.
  • bandanas soaked with cool water under a hat.
  • Wear your sunscreen.

Treating a Sunburn:

  • Ibuprofen can help reduce discomfort
  • A cool wet towel on the burn can help ‘draw out the heat’
  • Keep hydrated
  • Leave blisters alone. Keep them under something if you’re tempted to pick them.
  • Lotion is your friend.
  • Wear clothing that covers the burn if you need to go outside.
  • If using aloe vera, make sure the formula does not have alcohol in it.
  • If the skin can bear to be touched a 1% hydrocortisone cream can help.
  • Keep a bland moisturizer in the fridge to use. 
  • Oatmeal baths can also help.

Hey, followers! Some of you already know that I’m writing a supernatural serial. Today and for the next four/five days, the first part of the serial is free while the second and third books are on sale for only a dollar. The links I provided are for the US kindle store but the books should be available internationally. Unfortunately, I have a contract that keeps me from selling my e-books anywhere else outside of kindle but if you’d still like to read the story, it’s up on fictionpress for free

The series follows Sonya Fletcher as she is violently pulled into the world of Monsters and those who hunt them. Discovering that she herself is not fully human, her loyalties will be tested as an unseen force prods her life down a dark path that could lead to the destruction of mankind. 

So it’s 3 in the morning and here I am hashing out the past with my first love. Not what I expected tonight.