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    Default Fluids when sick with vomiting (no diarrhoea)

    Ds (4yrs) is sick, thrown up 2x (once at 4pm, then again 5pm). I remember once a nurse told me (when I was sick) to stop fluids for a little while to allow tummy to heal.
    Im not sure what to do with Ds. Offer him sips or not.

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    Water - as much as he can keep down. Dehydration happens so fast in kids I wouldn't risk it at all.

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    I would offer sips of water or Hydralyte if you have some.

    Littlies can dehydrate so quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MummaOJ View Post
    Water - as much as he can keep down. Dehydration happens so fast in kids I wouldn't risk it at all.

    What happens if get dehydrated? How do I know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BlueBirds View Post

    What happens if get dehydrated? How do I know?
    Keep an eye if he is still going to the toilet to do a wee, if he's not weeing or if he is weeing infrequently and the wee is very dark, he may be dehydrated. Also keep an eye (or hand) on his skin, if it feels cool or dry to touch this may also mean he is dehydrated. Watch for dizziness, crankiness etc too
    My DD likes ice chips when she's sick with a little spoon, novelty factor but it also keeps her fluids up a bit.

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    You can get hydralyte ice blocks too if he would prefer that?

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    Thanks everyone.
    Dh has just ducked down to the local Chemist Wharehouse to buy some hydro light. In the meantime he's kept down a few sips if water.

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    Another question please, he's temp has been around 38-39 all night. I've offered Panadol and normally I cover him lightly and even a damp cloth on his neck or forehead.
    However this time he is shivering and prefers the blankets, is that ok?

    I have the on call doctor booked to visit too.

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    I would say that's ok. He's got a bit of a fever but if he wants a blanket is fine, his temp isn't that high that he can't have a blanket I don't think. Poor little guy! Hope he is better soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerKat View Post
    I would say that's ok. He's got a bit of a fever but if he wants a blanket is fine, his temp isn't that high that he can't have a blanket I don't think. Poor little guy! Hope he is better soon.

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    Many MIL rang and nagged that I offer him food (toast). She seemed annoyed that I said I'll feed him if he feels like it, lol


 

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