Originally Posted by SamIam
I don't think dextrose works well subcutaneously, it is usually just in intravenous solutions. But on that note, maybe IV fluids would be a good idea for this little guy?
You can do either for the majority of bagged fluids, unless it specifically says not to on the bag. IV is going to be more easily absorbed at a rapid rate, but it's generally not possible for most care givers to be able to do IV fluids.
Here is a bag of Normosol I have on hand with some other fluids
The problem with some of the electrolyte solutions is the can cause nausea, so it's kind of a loose-loose thing..