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    Default Gastro in a toddler - still vomitting days later - HELP!

    Is this normal? DD (15 months) spent Wednesday night in hospital because she could not stop vomitting. She couldn't even tolerate bm or hydralyte so she ended up with an IV drip. She was much better in the morning but still had a vomit later in the afternoon after a sleep but I think that was because we had fallen asleep together and she was feeding and had too much milk for her tummy. She had another vomit on Friday night after dinner (ravioli) and she's had another big vomit tonight

    Has anyone experienced anything like this with their toddler? I assumed that whilst her tummy might be a bit delicate she would stop vomitting. She's only had bland food, mainly white toast, plain biscuits, cheese, that sort of things.

    I don't like my baby being sick.

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    Oh Bec, that doesn't sound like much fun

    A few weeks ago Miss T had a bug and it lasted nearly 4 days....and then was gone as suddenly as it came. Ice chips was how we kept her fluids up but she ate pretty much nothing the whole time.

    it doesn't hang around much longer ...or spread to the rest of your family!!

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    It must be a very nasty strain of whatever bug she has. The MOST important thing is that she stays well hydrated, even if you can get her to suck on some ice cubes it's better than nothing.

    I also think the Ravioli (after such a big bout of vomiting and dehydration) might have been a bit rich for her, so probably best (if she's wanting to eat) to stick to the most bland of diets until she is well and truly better. If she doesn't really want to eat, I wouldn't worry too much, it's far more important for her to be hydrated than eating.

    I hope she gets better soon, nothing worse than a sick child.

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    I find that if my 2 youngest get sick and vomit they seem to gag and vomit much easier even once the sickness has passed, sometimes for up to a week but generally a few days.
    It's like their gag reflex is extra sensitive due to the vomiting.
    They will be well in themselves apart from the occasional vomit and then all of a sudden it won't happen anymore..

    If you are concerned you could go back to your gp? I just keep fluids up as much as I can and wait for it to pass (as long as there's no temp or other symptoms of course)

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    Flat lemonade always worked for me when my eldest was little with gastro, and letting him suck on ice. The lemonade seemed to settle his tummy and stop him from vomiting. Then just plain toast with a tiny bit of vegimite or jam or some plain milk arrowroot biscuits, nothing dairy as that helps feed the bug.

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    Hmmm, I've given her some cheese each day - no more of that for the time being.

    How can I make ice chips more appealing to her? I've tried when she was teething to put them in a mesh feeder but she's never been interested.

    There's a lingering smell of vomit in this room.

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    I'm not sure about the ice chips, as mine gravitate towards them at the sight of them. Could you maybe colour them with a teensy bit of food colouring to make them look appealing and give them another name?
    You could even crush them up a bit like a slushy and see if she'll eat them that way? It's so hard at 15 months, they're still babies.

    Definitely no dairy, it feeds the bug as they absolutely flourish on that type of thing, definitely stick to the blandest of bland diets.

    Do you think she'd tolerate the Hydrolite ice blocks now? They're worth a shot. I find mine prefer the purple flavoured ones (can't remember the exact flavour they are) to the orange flavoured ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uniquey View Post

    Do you think she'd tolerate the Hydrolite ice blocks now? They're worth a shot. I find mine prefer the purple flavoured ones (can't remember the exact flavour they are) to the orange flavoured ones.
    Mine prefer the purple hydralyte ones too Uniquey (what IS that flavour called!), I have even crushed them up like a slushie with a spoon.

    Mine love ice chips too (we have a low excitement threshold when it comes to treats in this house lol) - does she like to feed herself, could you just try some in a pretty cup with a spoon or one of those straws that have the spoon type thingy at the end?

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    I bought some hydralyte ice-poles (but the orange flavour) so I might try that tomorrow. She had one at the hospital after the drip had been going for a few hours (she also had some anti-sickness meds) and she gobbled it up. Would it be ok to give to her even if she's not technically dehydrated?

    She's alseep now so this would be tomorrow morning that I will give it to her.

    I'm not sure what I'm going to do when she wakes up for a feed. I'll just have to give her a teeny feed and put up with the protests.

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    My DS1 had bad gastro when he was 16 months and it went on for about a week. He was admitted at the start and put on a drip for a night etc but I did take him back a week later as he was still quite sick and vomiting on and off. We completely took him off dairy and continued to give him the ice blocks the hospital suggested and flat lemonade and eventually he come good. Hope your little one feels better soon


 

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