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My daughter was put in the hospital... what now?

she was put in the hospital 2 days ago because she was badly dehydrated. (been puking and diareah really bad) she almost 8 months. now we are home and shes just not acting right. she's crying and crying but no tears. she not wanting to eat her purees at all, and hardly ever will drink her bottle. i read somewhere on the internet that a sign of deydration is crying with no tears. well i need to know what you ladies think... im really worried. shes just completely out of charactor. should i take her back to the doc- im not sure whats wrong.

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youngandafraid

Asked by youngandafraid at 11:13 PM on Feb. 23, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Yes, in this case I would absolutely take her back. I'm so sorry to hear your little one is not well. Wishing you the best.
    NoNonsenseMama

    Answer by NoNonsenseMama at 11:17 PM on Feb. 23, 2009

  • what do you think could be wrong?
    youngandafraid

    Answer by youngandafraid at 11:18 PM on Feb. 23, 2009

  • i would take her back im not sure what is wrong hon i wish i could tell you
    nakita72

    Answer by nakita72 at 11:20 PM on Feb. 23, 2009

  • i would take her back to maybe try calling the hp and see what they think good uck
    Wyattsmom205

    Answer by Wyattsmom205 at 11:25 PM on Feb. 23, 2009

  • If she's puking & diarrhea it could be a stomach virus, in which you'd want to take her off food & milk until it's run it's course. But I'd definitely call the doctor right away. After she pukes, you shouldn't give her anything for an hour to let her stomach calm down. Don't do any of this until you call the doctor. Is there fever? Why did they say she was dehydrated at the hospital? I am so sorry. Our little guy got this stomach bug at 8 mos & it scared me, it only took a few days to get over it though by following the doc's advice. Pedialyte 1 tsp every 5 minutes until 1 ounce, then 1 ounce every hour, no food or formula until it had been 24 hours since she puked. The dr may have given him meds but I don't remember. Poor baby! Please call the doctor!
    doodlebopfan

    Answer by doodlebopfan at 11:27 PM on Feb. 23, 2009

  • oh i will. they wasnt sure what the cause was. she hasnt puked or direah today, but yesterday she did- but she hasnt been eating since we left the hospital. shes going through alot right now- she has staph infection , upper respiratory infection , in the hospital, and now this.
    youngandafraid

    Answer by youngandafraid at 11:29 PM on Feb. 23, 2009

  • Pinch her skin if it dont snap back fast shes dehydrated my dd has been hospitalized 2 times for dehydration once at 8 months and once at a year and a half and thats what the did
    aubrees_mommie

    Answer by aubrees_mommie at 11:30 PM on Feb. 23, 2009

  • PS-If she pukes again, it starts over, nothing for an hour, 1 tsp every 5 minutes. Also, you can tell if she's dehydrated by if she is having 6 or more WET diapers in a day. Also, by kinda pinching/pulling the skin on the back of her hand, and if it doesn't "bounce back" in a second, she could be dehydrated. Let us know how she is.....Hang in there!
    doodlebopfan

    Answer by doodlebopfan at 11:31 PM on Feb. 23, 2009

  • i think she could still be dehydrated. it doesn't take much for little ones to become dehydrated. i definitely would take her to the ER. Tell them she was in the hospital for dehydration before. It sounds like she just wasn't able to keep herself hydrated because she still isn't taking in enough liquids. is she running a fever?
    try pressing on her fingernail till it turns white then let go and count how long it takes to pink up (called capillary refill time) If it takes longer than 2 sec, she is still dehydrated.
    Does your doc have an on-call phone number? Most docs have an answering service at their office number that will page a doctor for you. this is their job, so don't be nervous about calling late at night. that's why docs rotate on-call duty. if not, then just take her to the ER. Dehydrated kids can deteriorate quickly.
    You can spoonfeed her gatorade in the meantime. This will help.
    Pieta0227

    Answer by Pieta0227 at 11:31 PM on Feb. 23, 2009

  • How many wet diapers has she had? Decrease the amount of feedings, feed pedialyte. Call your on-call doc or the ER number on the discharge instructions
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:43 PM on Feb. 23, 2009

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