My DS (nearly 6) has had gastro since Friday evening (it's now Tuesday afternoon). The vomiting stopped within 48 hours and he has diarrhoea still, though not as much today as yesterday. My concern is that he's still so lethargic and it's a struggle to get fluids and food into him. I keep giving him sips from his water bottle, so he is getting some, but he refuses to have a hydralite icypole. He's lost weight, which is not so good as he was lean to begin with, he's now what I consider too skinny.
I took him to the ED last night because I was concerned about the diarrhoea yesterday afternoon and him not drinking much water, but they sent me home after a 4 hour wait saying he should be fine. They gave me a couple of Zofran wafers to give him to help settle his tummy. He's had one bout of diarrhoea today, which is good, but I'm just worried about how lethargic he is
Is it normal for kids to still be like this 4 days after the onset of gastro? DD got this first, she got it last week, and I had it Friday and Saturday. I was totally fine by Sunday afternoon and am still fine, as is DD (she's 14 months old). I guess I'll just keep giving him sips of water like the ED doctor suggested, but I can't help but worry anyway. He's normally totally full of beans
Please share your stories so I know this is normal