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    Default Gastro in 2 year old

    *More a debrief*

    Ds is ok now, but last night he gave us quite a scare. After a pretty normal day, he started vomiting non stop from 7.20pm and he was pale and very lethargic (although over tired, he seemed more out of it).
    We took him to RCH and they put him in room straight away even with a long waiting list. He was a number 3 (I'm not sure what that really means). After his vomiting episodes he seemed pale/grey and perspiring. Apparently he fainted as at one stage they were giving him O2 and trying to stir him.
    Finally after his 2nd dose of anti nausea medication and stopped vomiting (just after 10.30pm). We were then moved to observation. We then had to try give him fluids to keep down (poor thing just wanted to sleep).

    Then around 2am he stirred and woke very thirsty, asking for water.
    Ive never brought my kids to the hospital for gastro / vomiting, but when I saw him like that I really knew something wasn't right.
    Lucky that medication stopped his vomiting.
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    Lucky. We had an awful gastro bug go through our house a couple of years ago. We took two of my kids to the ED for non stop vomiting (one child vomited every 15 minutes for 12 hours straight) and we never got past the waiting room. They made us syringe hydralyte down their throats every 10 minutes for however long, and they measured how much came back up, made the assessment that they were getting enough to stay hydrated and sent us home. Their rationale was that to put a cannula in and re-hydrate them properly would be distressing...how that's more distressing than vomiting for 3 and 5 days straight is something I still don't understand. My youngest was so ill that he could not even sit up unassisted he was so lethargic by day 3 of vomiting, but still we were sent home from the waiting room.
    I'm glad the hospital helped your son, and happy to hear he is on the mend now.
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    What a terrible experience for you!


 

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