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shellibean 01-08-2008 07:56 AM

Stomach Virus-HELP
River has been puking every evening for 3 days. He is fine during the day except he has diarreah and then pukes at night. Poor little guy. We took him in the first night after I freaked out b/c it was so thick he was choking on it. It scared me to death. Last night it was watery and tonight it was thick again. the base hospital is CRAP. I wish I were in the states- I would take him somewhere where they gave a damn....Grrrrr....

i'm scared he is getting dehydrated, so i am trying to give him pedialite, Juice-Water, etc. He refuses a bottle, so we have been syringing it into his mouth every now & then. Today, i thought he was all better & gave him his regular bottles of Formula. Well, they came back up tonight & it was thick again & he was choking on it. Like bad enough to where I had to turn him face down & smack his back. My question is- i feel like the formula might be too much on his sick tummy, but I feel liek i am starving him if I dont give him Formula for a long period of time.....

Any advice??- like I said- the hospital here is BULL$h!t & made me feel liek i was over-reacting & it was no big deal.....

curly_keltie 01-08-2008 12:03 PM

I forget - how old is River?

If he is old enough - maybe try offering him sips of water, juice or watered down Pedialyte in a cup (with you holding it of course).

I would also be hesitant to give him formula or milk until his barfiness subsides a bit.

shellibean 01-08-2008 01:29 PM

7 months. He refuses his sippy cup even though he usually LOVES it!

PhDCow 01-08-2008 01:53 PM

Emma, or was it Colin? Anyway, one of them had a stomach bug around that age. I was worried sick because they weren't taking any formula and I was scared that they were going to get dehydrated and end up in the hospital. My ped told me that they would start feeding again when they were ready and that as long as they were still peeing, it was ok.

*hugs* to you guys!

M2LR 01-08-2008 05:29 PM

You shouldn't do the formula until he's not puking/diarreah anymore, that stuff can upset the tummy.

Does he have wet diapers? Does he have tears when he cries, spit/slobber in his mouth? Those are usually signs that hydration is okay and all of that.

PhDCow 01-09-2008 08:47 AM

How's River feeling, Shelli?

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