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not a wet diaper in 2 days mom says she is fine but im worried...

ok so my mom and i took my DD to the er on sunday night
and they told me she had a tummy flu and sent us home
well since that night she has not had a very wet diaper
like i can put it on and leave it on for half the day (if she dont have a BM)
and it will still feel like i just put it on her
i feed her and tryed giving her pedalight (sp?)
all day yesterday and today and still nothing
she has also sleep for 99% of the day
my mom says to wait a little long to see what happens
but im worried
i also dont want to have to take her back to the er
so am i over reacting or should i take her to the er????
i called her doc and to make an appt for the same day i have to call at 7:30 am
but i want to get this figured out asap

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:17 PM on Oct. 27, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

Answers (20)
  • Does she have a distended stomach (is it hard/sticking out at all)??

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:18 PM on Oct. 27, 2009

  • Put a slip of tissue paper in her diaper. If it's wet when you change it in a few hours, that's fine. It doesn't have to be sopping wet. That being said, if she isn't getting more than 3 wet diapers, then I would bring her to the ER. Dehydration is no joke. If she gets 3, make the appointment and try to hydrate her as much as you can!!

    Answer by jlry_ldy at 4:19 PM on Oct. 27, 2009

  • OP
    nope its soft

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:19 PM on Oct. 27, 2009

  • Is she hasn't peed then you need to take her back in. It means that she is becoming dehydrated and it can be very dangerous. It sounds like she may need fluids.

    Answer by coala at 4:20 PM on Oct. 27, 2009

  • take her to the dr. she may need iv fluids.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:21 PM on Oct. 27, 2009

  • im a first time mom so if that happened to my daughter i would deff. schedule her an app. asap! that's just the way i am though.

    Answer by excited2bemommy at 4:21 PM on Oct. 27, 2009

  • I would take her. I really don't know what it means not the have wet diapers, but I do know they have asked me everytime I ever taken my son to the doctor if he has good wet diapers everyday.

    Answer by BlainesMommy09 at 4:21 PM on Oct. 27, 2009

  • Is she drinking alot? she could be getting dehydraded and that's nothing to wait on. I would take her to the ER. I have 5 kids and my 3rd born became serverly dehydrated because of the stomach flu. If she is drinking fluids then I would take her to her Ped tomorrow if she is NOT then she needs to prob go to the ER

    Answer by Mrs.Oriaku at 4:21 PM on Oct. 27, 2009

  • No that is not fine your mother doesn't know what she is talking about! If anytime you are worried about something you should call the doctor, normally a nurse will answer any questions you have and advise you what to do or if child need a doctor visit.

    Answer by MommaRox4683 at 4:22 PM on Oct. 27, 2009

  • I agree, sounds like dehydration. Can you call the doc office and see what they think? They may tell you to wait and bring her in tomorrow, they may tell you to take her to ER.

    Answer by Tiera12 at 4:23 PM on Oct. 27, 2009

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