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They gave him Zofran 2mg and told me to give him it every 6 hours to stop nausea. I haven't given it to him since the ER at 4pm and he just recently puked again .... I am nervous about the medication. I myself have been given many meds that have been recalled. Also, I was adviced to stay on my antidepressents while pregnant, I didn't listen... I am happy i did cause now I see all these commercials about law suits. I don't know what to do... he has been sick going on 42 hours now. Also, I just read this story....
"I am only talking about giving Zofran to small children to stop dehydration.
My son was given Zofran at the emergency room at the age of two to keep him from becoming dehydratated. He was complaining of a tummy ache and had been vomiting for 24 hours. Giving Zofran to stop dehydration in small children is (I was told) a common practice.
As it turned out his tummy ache was food poisoning (e.coli OH:157 strain) and the Zofran kept his body from doing what it naturally needed to do ~ vomit to expell the bacteria. After not vomiting for about 18 hours it started back up with a vengance and he developed colitis (bloody diarrhea) and was in total kidney failure within 36 hours from taking Zofran. His E.coli had turned into HUS (Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome).
My 2 year old, stayed at the hospital for over 1 month. Needing blood transfusions, dialysis, tubs in his lungs… Every organ in his body was being effected by this deadly bacteria ~ even his brain to the point were he was having full blown seizures. He will forever be a kidney patient…
I will always wonder if Zofran made things worse for him. Had he been able to vomit in the begining MAYBE, just maybe his fight with e.coli would not have turned deadly.".... now I think this is unlikely since both his father and i are also sick.... so hopefully this is not the case. They didn't do any tests because he was acting pretty chipper in the ER so they didn't want to traumatize him. ?????????????????
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