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How do i get fluids in to my daughter.......

she just had her tonsils and adenoids removed 2/9/11 they kept her over night and she was drinking and eating just fine, but when we left she doesnt want to drink, i know if she doesnt drink again to bring her back to hospital to get another IV, i am hoping i can get her to start drinking before it comes to that.

anyone have any ideas how to get her to drink something?


Asked by mamaslove4ever at 12:21 AM on Feb. 11, 2011 in Kids' Health

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  • Ice cream. Popsicles. Sometimes I freeze milk or chocolate milk and my kids love it. Milk shakes. Luke warm chicken broth. Also of these things get liquid into her with out her specifically having to drink.

    My grandmother used to make it a game with me and would give me little gifts (some stickers or a cheesy china figurine kitty) if I could drink a certain amount by a certain time. Of course she would tell me she didn't think I could and it got me going. It helped that she made a mean milkshake.

    Hope she feels better soon.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 12:26 AM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • Will she drink jello? The novelty of it alone might prompt her to.

    Answer by Charis76 at 12:23 AM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • What about crushed ice?

    Answer by Adelicious at 12:30 AM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • The broth might be up her alley then or gatorade will she drink that?

    I don't know how old but would just flat out telling her she has to drink or go back to the hospital work?

    Answer by Charis76 at 12:32 AM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • Skip the really cold things and try room temperature instead. When my son got his tonsils out he refused cold things because it hurt his throat. My son didn't drink much at first either. If they take in a couple ounces of liquid about every 20 minutes they will be ok. The vomitting is probably from the anestetic.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:24 AM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • ICE POPS, jello, whatever she wants

    NO BROTH heat increases swelling increased swelling in your throat = death

    NO gatorade either thats electrolyte balanced for an adult NOT for a child

    Answer by MELRN at 1:17 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • this sounds mean, but its less mean then an IV. Get a medicine dropper and squirt about 2tbs of pedialite in the back of her mouth or in the corner of her cheek every 15 min or so. She may be like my two year old and just be happy sucking on the medicine dropper.

    Answer by daughteroftruth at 2:54 AM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • i wish, shes honestly not one for sweets, i have tried jello popsicles, and she even picked out the popsicles shaped like crayons, and different characters

    Comment by mamaslove4ever (original poster) at 12:27 AM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • shes 3, and i will try broth and Gatorade

    Comment by mamaslove4ever (original poster) at 3:07 AM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • ice, ensure for kids, water with flavor ice cubes


    Answer by HomeAlone45 at 10:45 AM on Feb. 12, 2011