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    Default What do you think? Gastro in 2 year old?

    A week ago DD 2yrs started vomiting late night, all night long every 30 minutes. It slowed down over the next day every 1-2hrs and after 2 days it stopped. The next day came diarrhea, and that happened about 4 −5 times over next 3 days. Then today back to vomiting. 3 times - everything that has been eaten has come up again. She has been able to pee a few times today, so fluid is ok though she is very reluctant to drink much.

    Last week, the morning after the sickness started I took her to GP who said it would probably be getting better by end of day and to expect some diarrhea which was a sign she would get better soon.

    Today (with another sick child with something else and unable to get to GP) I rang nurse helpline and was told it sounded to be Gastro and no need to see GP unless it got worse or after 10 days of sickness it still was not improving. She thought my daughter must of started eating too much before her body was ready.
    But she has not been eating much and we have kept her on very plain simple food.

    Does this sound like gastro? And is it typical that it can last this long and the vomiting return? Could it be something else?

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    Do you have an Afterhours doctor that can come out? I would be inclined to get it checked out. DD1 had something similar to this which landed her in hospital 3 times over 2 months(type 1 diabetic) but she ended up having Giardia(sp) which needed a certain medication to clear it up.

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    It seems a little long for gastro, usually it only lasts a few days on account of being a virus.

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    My ds caught salmonella poisoning at 14 months.

    Does your LO have diahorrea? Is it really smelly?

    I don't think gastro should come back or last that long.

    In our instance the children's hospital dismissed it but 24 hours later our local hospital figured it out.

    Hope it's nothing Op xo

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    My son had the same symptoms a week and a bit ago. He is 19m. Vomiting and then diarrhea. Now he is really sooky and i have no idea why but i cant help but think he is still not well even though he seems better so off to gp tomorrow if i can get in

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    Sounds a bit long for Gastro.
    Most viruses that cause Gastro are self limiting and only last a few days.
    I'd be off to the GP tomorrow if I were you.

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    Sounds very long for normal gastro to me. Viral gastro usually lasts 2 - 3 days, often only a day in kids. I'd be going to the GP tomorrow if I were you. If you're worried she's getting dehydrated go to Emergency.

    I used to vomit every time I got tonsillitis. I rarely had gastro as a kid (thankfully!) but I had tonsillitis a lot. Mum would hear me vomiting in the night and immediately realise I had tonsillitis again!

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    Yes, I am actually quite concerned how long it is lasting too. She is so young to still be this sick. I will call for GP appointment in morning.
    We don't have an afterhours Dr or hospital nearby. The Childrens Hospital is 45mins drive into the city.

    When I put her to bed tonight she kept saying to me "I feel so yucky".
    It has been 7 days, the vomiting returning does seem odd.
    I feel awful for her, and feeling a bit stressed about how long its gone on.

    I had Samonella poisoning as a kid and I remember the stomach pains. Her poo has been so terrible smelling but she has not had cramps and pain.
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    How is she going OP?

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