Can anyone tell how to tell if my DS is dehydrated?
Hes 19 months old. He's been sick since Tuesday. He's vomiting pretty much each night. Whether it's all the fluid he's had or just a little. The first night he couldn't keep water down but went to bed ok. He's had high temps every day and they only come down with panadol. Highest he got was 39.5 before panadol kicked in.
He's barely eaten since Tuesday and he is also not drinking much water either. He drinks a small amount of milk and managed a little juice but he's just not interested at the moment.
Yesterday he didn't have a decent wet nappy from about 12 until nearly 7. Today his nappy this morning was only slightly wet and I'm still waiting for a decent wet nappy. He did a massive #2 this morning and perked up but now he's gone back down hill.
He's had a little bit of a muffin this morning and a small amount of toast with a little bit of water but that's all.
How do u tell if a toddler is dehydrated?
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17-10-2015 09:39 #1
17-10-2015 09:59 #2
Has he seen the dr? If he's still vomiting I would take him in and get something to stop it.
Try some hydralite from the chemist. A big indicator is not enough wet nappies.
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17-10-2015 10:00 #3
I started a thread on this with my 10 month old a while ago.
- sunken eyes
- check if his mouth and tongue are dry
- number of wet nappies
- elasticity of skin.
If you're worried, take him to ER. Little ones can go down hill quickly, and getting a drip in for fluids on a dehydrated person is always harder, let alone a toddler.
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17-10-2015 10:23 #4
[QUOTE=Pearlygirl;8315253]Has he seen the dr? If he's still vomiting I would take him in and get something to stop it.
Try some hydralite from the chemist. A big indicator is not enough wet nappies. Look at this link too
He seen the doctor on Thursday. She wasn't really worried. Told me he was teething and that was it.
Thank you! I will have a read through. I'll be keeping count of his nappies lol
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17-10-2015 10:25 #5
17-10-2015 10:29 #6
Hope he is ok and starts to feel better soon. I know you said that the GP wasn't concerned about the vomiting, but if you are, you could always go for a second opinion. An anti emetic could stop him feeling nauseated long enough to get some decent food into him, and for him to drink more water.
17-10-2015 10:33 #7
Sounds pretty extreme for teething. I agree with PPs if you are worried seek further help. Maybe call the Healthline and see what they suggest?
Hope he starts feeling better soon - it's the worst seeing your little unwell!
17-10-2015 10:39 #8
Oh I wasn't really happy with the gp. She's not our normal one and every time I've seen her for something I feel rushed and ignored. I am hoping our normal gp is back next week so will try and see her. Not many doctors will be open tomorrow so bit tough to try so at least Monday. Unless he does go really down hill, I'll take him to the hospital. Thank you, I'll see what Dp can get at least. He seems ok during the day with the vomiting. Coughs a bit but no vomit. Just at night it's happening.
17-10-2015 10:42 #9
That's a good idea. I always forget about calling them lol.
Thank you! I hope so too. Feel helpless.
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17-10-2015 10:51 #10
Gosh your poor little one, you could also call the at home Dr service if there is one that services your area...
That does seem extreme for teething, I have never heard of vomiting as a result of teething??
Hope you find some relief soon!
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