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my lil man got home from hospital after a 2 night stay...
on wednesday arvo we rushed him to hospital after finding his cloth nappy soaked in blood :eek:
after 2 blood tests, a drip, an ultrasound and a mecals scan we were sent home told it was gastroenturitis? (sp?)
at first they thought it was mecals diverticulum... but the test came back negative
it was so upsetting when they did the test,.... they strap him to a bed covered with pillows and put this massive camera thing on top of him... he was screaming mumma bubba and i had to leave the room...
they say it will fix itself over the next week.. but the runny poos are flowing everywhere! :eek:
Im sorry to hear your little man is sick and that you had to go through something like that at the hospital. I know that the gastro bug is going around at the moment as my DD has had it this week. Just keep his fluids up and if you feel like he isnt getting better then take him back to the Dr's.
I hope your little man is better soon.
Oh i'm sorry to hear that. What an awlful experience you and your DS had to go through.
I went through something similar where I had to force my Ds down while he had a blood test. I almost started crying as I was watching his poor little face in pain.
I hope your Ds feels better soon.
So sorry to here your little one is going through such a bad thing i mean we all know how it feels as adults & they cant even voice it :(
Hopefully he starts getting better soon but as the others said if not back to the doctors/hospital & if you dont get an answer you think helps then stomp those feet & scream till they do !
Keep up his fluids as much as possible they say offer them milk & water every hour or so just to keep them topped up while so ill not sure if this is right though (?)
I would possibly use two nappies at once as well as maybe those plastic pants over the top this may help but i cant say really as ive never experienced it but at least the extra nappy might absorb more & the plastic pants might hold more also but i guess try & keep him changed as often as possible will help more than anything.
I wish you both well & i hope he feels better soon :)
oh i felt so sorry for you and your little one when i read this! i hope he is feeling better soon.
thank you all for ur replies
bub is slowly getting better
it was hard this weekend coz i was sick vomiting... but im feeling better
Oh no !
Sounds like you both got the bug !
Just make sure you wash everything properly & disinfect where needed as the last thing either of you need is another bout of it !
Glad to hear bubs is doing better & hopefully by Christmas your both able to have some fun & enjoy yourselves !
So sorry to hear your little one is ill. Scary times :(
Just to add to Tanuch's suggestion re lactose and offering ff, when DD had gastro (just vomit, no diarrhea) a few months ago I was told not to offer her formula at all as it's too hard on her upset stomach. I just offered very plain food in very very small quantities (more than 2 crackers would be thrown back up) and only small bits of water at a time. But she was around 20 months at the time, so missing her milk wasn't a big deal. You could always phone and ask a nurse if you're unsure.
As Tanuch said, watch out for him getting dehydrated. DD started refusing all drinks & icy (gastrolyte) poles after vomitting so much, and wound up dehydrated very quickly.
the doctor advised me to change his formula to infasoy for 2 weeks to settle his tummy and switch him back after the two weeks is up..
he is slowly getting better,..
it is so contagious...
me and cobys daddy had it on the weekend and now both sets of grandparents, two aunties, and two friends of ours have picked it up :eek: he has infected 10 people so far!!
*fingers crossed* for a healthy xmas!!
thankz again for all ur advice...
Big hugs from me!
My dd has an immune deficiency when it comes to anything like gastro or rotavirus, so I know what you are talking about!
My doc in NZ said that if you have a child with runny poo, try giving them milk arrowroot biscuits and whatever liquid food (ie formula or breastmilk) that they are used to. He said not to worry if they took nothing wlse but the biscuits and water as they will do their little system a world of good! The other thing you could give is the water that rice has been boiled in ... obviously salt free and with the rice strained out. Aparently the starches in the water will help to make the poo a little more solid.
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