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So my 14 month old is throwing up and has been since 3 am. I called the dr to see if they would call in something to help with the nausea and they tell me I need to bring him in?! He is throwing up! O MY GOSH! How dumb is that. Is every dr like this? They have his weight and measurements on file b/c he was just there the othere day for a check up!

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leann74016

Asked by leann74016 at 9:28 AM on Mar. 1, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Um, yea they want to see him. The only way they will give him anything for vomitting is if he is dehydrated. They dont' just perscribe strong anti-naseau drugs to toddlers EVER. The child needs to be seen to make sure there isn't an underlying cause of the vomitting. If it's just the stomach bug, they will tell you to wait it out, unless he is dehyrdated
    Zakysmommy

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 9:33 AM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • I don't believe there's anything they can give a 14 month old for nausea. They might just examine him to see what's going on. Might send you for blood work. What you should do if you haven't already is stop all dairy. No milk. Put him on the BRAT diet and make sure he is drinking plenty of clear liquids (only small sips at a time) to prevent dehydration. Good luck.
    mamaada

    Answer by mamaada at 9:33 AM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • Yes, most of them are like that and they will want to see them before calling in something. If it is a recurring thing and your Dr is very familiar with your childs issues then they will call something in but mostly only something they have taken before. As for vomiting, you don't want to stop it if it is due to a virus etc... It is best to have him checked out before starting meds.
    midnightmoma

    Answer by midnightmoma at 9:34 AM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • Well, to be honest, they have to see him to access how sick he is. For instance, if he is not able to keep water down, the would give him a very powerful medication (the side-effects of the medication is that it makes them VERY sleepy and slows the heartbeat and breating significantly---overdose doesnt take alot, and is fatal)....so for obvious reasons, you would not want your child to have that strong of medication if he didn't need it. They also want to evaluate if he has LOST any weight, because they may take measures to make sure that he is able to put the weight back on.
    SamanthaCharlen

    Answer by SamanthaCharlen at 9:41 AM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • Oh, and they will prescribe medication if the situation is bad enough...if he is running a fever, try FeverAll, its a suppository (rectal), and he of course will be able to keep it down, and it will help with his fever.
    SamanthaCharlen

    Answer by SamanthaCharlen at 9:43 AM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • dumb? errr no. he is 14 months old. it is RESPONISBLE and proper medical care to SEE a child of that age
    sati769leigh

    Answer by sati769leigh at 10:12 AM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • What exactly do you expect that they do over the phone? There aren't any anti nausea medications given orally for a child this age, anything that would be given would be by IV. If he's sick enough to need IV fluids and anti nausea medications he clearly needs to be looked at. If he's NOT that sick, then there is no reason that they would prescribe anti nausea medications.
    Give small amounts of pedialyte at home... every 15 mins 5 cc.
    If he hasn't had a wet diaper in more than 12 hours or becomes very lethargic then bring him in.

    AmiJanell

    Answer by AmiJanell at 10:14 AM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • They want to check him to see if he's dehydrated and what the cause of the vomiting is, if it's viral, or bacterial, etc. This isn't dumb, this is responsible.
    Bethsunshine

    Answer by Bethsunshine at 11:24 AM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • Get your dumb ass off of the computer and TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE HOSPITAL!

    Your baby is sick and you asked for advice, they want to evaluate him and see what care would best benefit him! Can YOU help your son? If the answer is NO, stop whining and take your son to see someone who can.

    Jesus H Christ! Some people!
    BaisMom

    Answer by BaisMom at 1:07 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • Thank you to all the nice responses. The only reason I wasn't wanting to take him into the dr is b/c our dr here makes u wait even with an appt for an hr even up to 2 hours at a time. I didn't want to make other kids sick. And to all the rude ppl out there I did take my son to the dr and he has a stomach virus. He was prescribed zofran for nausea.
    leann74016

    Answer by leann74016 at 4:36 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

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