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Recurrent vomiting with no other symptoms in 11 month old adult content

He had some small amounts of vomiting before dinner(which he didn't eat) and then emptied his stomach totally complete with lots of bile and quite a bit of dry heaving,just one big fountain of vomit after vomit . We gave him a bath and then he had another episode of dry heaving that lasted a few minutes we got him to have a small bottle before putting him to bed and he threw that up too. He won't eat for the most part,won't even try water let alone the pedialyte.
The big thing that confuses me is that while he seems tired since it's bed time and he won't sleep he seems fine. Heck he's giggling in the other room with his Dad.

So I'm confused as to what we do next or even what's wrong. Has anybody ever seen this before? What do we do now?

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lizziebreath

Asked by lizziebreath at 11:44 PM on Jul. 10, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • Call his ped doc.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:46 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • Probably just a stomach virus. No dairy products, just stick to breastmilk or if not Bfing then next best would be pedialtye. Water is hard on the stomach by itself for upset tummies. I'd offer juice or pedialtye, about a tablespoon worth every 15 min for an hour, if he holds that down you can increase it. Plain dry toast may sit well, but he needs liquids over solids right now. As long as he's vomiting, don't give more than a tablespoon of liquid at a time, every 15 minutes.
    mnt_2_b_mommy

    Answer by mnt_2_b_mommy at 11:48 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • The bile is still light in color so that doesn't seem as worrisome.
    lizziebreath

    Comment by lizziebreath (original poster) at 11:48 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • But he won't take liquids at all right now.
    lizziebreath

    Comment by lizziebreath (original poster) at 11:49 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • It sounds like a stomach bug. Kids are funny like that they seem fine when something in not bothering them at that very moment. But if he does it through the night I would take him to the doctor in the morning. Just try get liquids in him (gateraid is best) even if its only a tea spoon at a time.
    AmberNicoley

    Answer by AmberNicoley at 11:49 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • just keep offering him sips of liquid. Popsicles (pedialyte pops or juice pops) would be fine also. He needs liquid. Gatoraid is not best, it's full of sugar but I guess it's better than nothing. If he refused liquids and starts showing signs of dehydration (not peeing, dry mouth/eyes, no tears, sunken look around the eyes, etc) than urgent care or ER would be appropriate, just to get him hydrated.
    mnt_2_b_mommy

    Answer by mnt_2_b_mommy at 12:01 AM on Jul. 11, 2011

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