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advice moms please! I just got home from the hospital wit my 5 yr old son!

my 5yr old son was admited to the hospital he started off wit just a really bad flu.. then turns out he also had to get his apendix removed..he is now home still not feeling to good he has not been to use # 2 in days his stomach is swallen what can i give him to help him??

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rissa1789

Asked by rissa1789 at 6:52 PM on Mar. 28, 2009 in Health

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  • Call the phone number on your discharge papers
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:54 PM on Mar. 28, 2009

  • see if the hospital or his dr can call in some stool softeners
    AK_aries

    Answer by AK_aries at 6:55 PM on Mar. 28, 2009

  • the doctors should have told you what to feed him ect.. id say soup for now until he can hold down thicker food.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:02 PM on Mar. 28, 2009

  • Oh poor little guy. Talk to his doctor or to the doctor on the discharge papers, as anon recommended for recommendations. If he hasn't eaten much or been active, then probably the lack of "going" should be OK. But find out from a medical professional.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 8:31 PM on Mar. 28, 2009

  • first call the dr to make sure they know what is going on, it could be surgery related.
    good luck
    mommymeg03

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 8:54 PM on Mar. 28, 2009

  • Oh yeah, could be constipation, could be something much more serious, call the number on your discharge papers or tell the situation to another doctor right away.  Did he ever have a bowl movement or gas after the surgery?  If not this is a serious problem.

    dreyamom

    Answer by dreyamom at 11:03 PM on Mar. 28, 2009

  • It's probably from the surgery. Call the number on the discharge papers and ask. This should have been discussed with you when he was discharged. I would think they would have you give him a stool softener. Hope he feels better really soon!!!
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 1:05 AM on Mar. 29, 2009

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