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19 mth threw up, has a lil fever, wont keep liquids down what would u do.

between 11pm-1am she threw up 3 times, this morning she wakes up very warm, check her rectal temp( with a shity thermometer) say 100.1. she also thew up the 3 oz of water she drank this morning... what do u think i should do, Ride it out, cuz it might be a BUG, or should i take her in to the ER, she hardly ever gets sick so im going bonkers being worried,

 
NiekaC

Asked by NiekaC at 8:54 AM on Jan. 30, 2009 in Kids' Health

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Answers (14)
  • Call the pediatrician and bring her in.
    NJMom2Tyler

    Answer by NJMom2Tyler at 9:02 AM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • Sounds like the stomach flu. It is going around. Call your pedi cause she can get dehydrated quick.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:56 AM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 9:21 AM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 9:21 AM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • not sure why it says delete your answer...... it didn't post my actual reply. Sorry.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 9:22 AM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • I would take her in just to be safe.
    LND

    Answer by LND at 9:22 AM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • My daughter is prone to puking when she gets sick. I would wait two days. Every time i brought her to the emergency room, they say there is nothing they can do. So we just sit there & they monitor her (something i could do at home). If she gets incredibly dehydrated, then she may need to be brought in. But i have found that 9 out of 10 time, it was just a pain waiting there forever. And just being in a hospital is not fun. But if you have enough Popsicles or jello on hand, you could keep her from getting dehydrated.. Also, of you choose to give her Gatorade, water it down. The high sugar content makes my daughter puke it right back up. And don't give her too many fluids at once, they'll puke it up too if it is too much at once. The best way to help them keep fluids down is teaspoon size sips every 5 minutes. They are much less likely to puke it back up that way. Good luck. Usually it goes away in 2-3 days if you see a Dr.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 9:23 AM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • there we go, it finally posted.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 9:23 AM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • I have two with a stomach bug right now. Nothing by mouth for 1-2 hours after puking. Let the stomach rest. Then give a couple ounces of water and wait for 10 minutes. Repeat a few times....If that stays down, keep going slowly...no solid food until they've been puke free for about 6 hours.

    If at any time she pukes again, start over.
    TiccledBlue

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 9:24 AM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • It's the virus going around. Doc can't help with meds. If child has fever for more than 2 or 3 days, bacterial infection may have set in, so take child to doc for antibiotics. IF child is vomiting consistenty, and does not urinate for approximately 6 hours (look for dry lips, sunken eyes) he/she may be dehydrated. Take him/her to doc office or hospital for IV.
    bowdentribe

    Answer by bowdentribe at 9:43 AM on Jan. 30, 2009