My 4 year old daughter had a real nasty run in with a stomach bug this past Sunday. She was throwing up any and everything that came near her mouth! She drank all water and some gatorade. She even threw up food that I tried to give her, like crackers. She complained of a stomache all day. Monday, she was feel better! No vomiting! Not even on Tuesday. Then Wednesday comes around and she wakes up early early to throw up. An hour later, she had diarrhea! I fed her some french fries with her chicken that night, so I figured that it might had been too greasy? Well, this morning she woke up and said she had to go potty...and had diarrhea again! She's ok during the day...stomache and vomiting & diarrhea at night/early am. She just threw up a few minutes ago. She had eggs and toast tonight...too greasy? What's going on? I know this is a virus...nothing doc can do. Any suggestions?Answer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 10:43 PM on Jan. 29, 2009
Answer by jeanclaudia at 10:45 PM on Jan. 29, 2009
Yep, the stomach flu. My boys just got over it and both were in the ER Tuesday night. It can last 2-7 days. Give her flat ginger-ale or 7-up, water and Gatorade like you have. Do not feed her anything till she stops throwing up. My second son was so dehydrated that they had to give him IV fluids. They were considering transferring him to our local children's hospital but he got better. They can dehydrate just from a fever so give her fluids. If she is puking give it to her after she does so it has more of a chance staying down. Have you talked to your pedi? I would. Mine also gave a script for my older son(Zofran) to stop his puking. After so long of puking medical attention may be needed as in our case. Hope your LO gets better soon.
Answer by Christine0813 at 11:04 PM on Jan. 29, 2009
Answer by FlyMom07 at 1:55 AM on Jan. 30, 2009
Answer by FlyMom07 at 1:57 AM on Jan. 30, 2009
Answer by TiccledBlue at 5:13 AM on Jan. 30, 2009
Answer by JAJA_Steele at 5:48 AM on Jan. 30, 2009
Actually some sugar is needed. You can dehydrate more with just plain water. That's why they say it is Ok to drink ginger-ale or anything clear. But only feed her after she isn't puking. I would just call the pedi.
Answer by Christine0813 at 8:01 AM on Jan. 30, 2009
Answer by pagirl71 at 10:13 AM on Jan. 30, 2009
Answer by KGImama at 8:38 AM on Jan. 31, 2009