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How much is enough?

Both of my kids have the flu and the dr. think it's H1N1. They said I don't need to take them to the hospital if they drink enough or have enough wet dippers, but they didn't tell me how many would be enough. What number would be a good number for that?

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Asked by dragonmomof2 at 11:00 AM on Oct. 26, 2009 in Kids' Health

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  • As long as they are peeing, you are fine. If they go 8-12 hours without peeing, then call the ped back, but keep pushing the fluids.

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 11:02 AM on Oct. 26, 2009

  • Oh I couldn't tell you that one. Call your doctor and ask him, I hope your babies get better.

    Answer by NeverGiveUp489 at 11:07 AM on Oct. 26, 2009

  • Symptoms of dehydration in children age 1-4

    * No wet diaper in 6 hours or 3 or fewer wet diapers in 24 hours
    * Hard stools
    * Rapid heartbeat
    * Dark, yellow urine
    * Dry lips and mouth
    * Crying without tears

    Severe dehydration - transport child to the ER asap.

    Answer by Gailll at 11:15 AM on Oct. 26, 2009

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