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    Default At what point would you go to hospital?

    Hi all,

    Gastro has gone through our house this week, DS who is 6 seems to have had it the worst.

    DH thinks we should take him to hospital? Just want to see what others think?

    - he started vomiting Tuesday lunchtime, so 72 hrs.

    -diarrhoea started the following day

    - he would vomit or go to the toilet roughly every hour

    - was drinking during this time but has now stopped drinking apart from sips when really pushed

    - vomiting and diarrhoea have now stopped but we're now concerned he's not taking any fluids.

    he hasn't moved off the couch in all this time.

    im hesitant to take him to hospital because he already has a doctor phobia but DH thinks we should?

    Advice please

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    Can you contact health direct on 1800 022 222 and speak to a nurse to ask what the best course of action is

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    Have you called the nurse on call line? They might be able to assess it better than us on Bubhub.

    I guess if it were me I would possibly take him if he seemed really listless. Will he suck on an ice block wrapped in muslin or cloth? Or icy poles?

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    If you are worried enough to be asking here- take him to a GP or ED to get checked. Good luck and hope everything is okay.

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    Thank you all, I'll call nurse on call

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    If he isnt taking fluids, in the past we have used a medicine syringe with a cup of water/ gastrolyte. Just popped a syringe (about 5mls) of the drink in their mouths every 5 -10 mins.

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    I would concentrate on giving him fluids at home before going to hospital because essentially that's what they will do - push fluids. So every 20min give him a sip of whatever he will take - water, cordial, juice, ice, iceblocks. If he refuses to take anything at all then he'll need to go to hospital

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    Is he weeing Hun? If there is not much urine output you will need to push fluids. Try hydralyte, lemonade, iceblocks, any kind of bribe really. If he doesn't drink they may need to give IV fluids and the threat of a canula might be enough to sway him to drink xx best wishes

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    Personally I would head to the GP before hospital. We were in a similar situation with DD on Monday, with her not keeping any fluids down and no irine output

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    Personally I would head to the GP before hospital. We were in a similar situation with DD on Monday, with her not keeping any fluids down and no urine output for quite a while. GP gave medication there (ondansetron) and she was able to start drinking/sucking icypoles 40 mins later.


 

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