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To drink or not to drink? *update reply 12*

Posted by on May. 2, 2010 at 8:16 PM
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 My almost 3 yr old is having tummy troubles. Everytime he eats or drinks something, it all comes up about 15 mins later.

I know they say to stay hydrated but he only vomits when he has something in his stomache, even a popsicle.

So my question is, should I give him water even though he wwill throw it up or should I not and prevent the puking? Is it better to keep him hydrated or for his tummy rest?

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by on May. 2, 2010 at 8:16 PM
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charmgirl
by Bronze Member on May. 2, 2010 at 8:18 PM

hmm that's a good question. i can imagine that the dr. would probably say to continue trying to keep him hydrated.

KGeist86
by on May. 2, 2010 at 8:18 PM

If he drinks VERY  slow, like sips every 5 minutes, it will help  it absorb into the body, and he will only throw up abut 1/3 of what he drinks. 15 minutes in the body is much better than NOT drinking. He will absorb alot of the water before it comes back up.

karischub
by on May. 2, 2010 at 8:19 PM

I know it sounds weird but did you try warm coca-cola. When my mom was 3 she had cancer and that was what they used for nauseau... Just sips at a time. Good luck momma!

jeckellette
by on May. 2, 2010 at 8:21 PM

I would suggest taking him to the emergency room if he's not holding down anything at all. Especially if it's been going on for I think it's more than a day. They may want to give him some IV fluids or give something to get rid of the upset tummy. I think it's called Zofran. That's what they did for my daughter when she was going through the same thing.

Good luck and I hope your little one feels better really really soon.

Randi02
by Platinum Member on May. 2, 2010 at 8:23 PM

Keep him hydrated! Definitely. Things will get a lot worse if he's not.

Have you tried a natural ginger beer? They have it at health food stores, or sometimes in the soda/pop aisle at grocery stores.

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MommytoIsabella
by on May. 2, 2010 at 8:26 PM
My pedi suggests giving a sip about every 15 min, if he doesn't keep that down, stretch the time out, if he does keep it down, slowly close the time. Hope he feels better soon.
dreamerinluv
by on May. 2, 2010 at 8:26 PM

 Whenever my kids had tummy troubles or diarrhea she would give them a belly rub with some kind of oil (dont know the name) and it worked wonders.....i miss gramma and her remedies......sniff =(

  

PandTsmomjuly
by on May. 2, 2010 at 8:26 PM

 It just started this afternoon and he's acting fine except for the vomitting.

Thanks so much for the advice ladies. I felt kinda stupid posting this, like I should KNOW the answer, lol. He got a sip of water and then fell asleep so I hope he doesn't get sick in his sleep. Hopefully he feels better when he wakes up.

Quoting jeckellette:

I would suggest taking him to the emergency room if he's not holding down anything at all. Especially if it's been going on for I think it's more than a day. They may want to give him some IV fluids or give something to get rid of the upset tummy. I think it's called Zofran. That's what they did for my daughter when she was going through the same thing.

Good luck and I hope your little one feels better really really soon.

 

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AmandaB416
by on May. 2, 2010 at 8:43 PM

U will want to keep him hydrated.. He may feel like crap when its comin back up but at the end it would be better then not drinkin at all.> And I would deffently get him in if it last much longer..

Seans_mommy123
by on May. 2, 2010 at 8:46 PM

I've always been told that once the child has vomitted wait an hour before trying to give liquids again and then give little sips every 15 minutes if there is no vomitting.

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