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    Took DS to the drs today. His ears are infected and he was prescribed Amox. Problem is, he's very congested and he keeps coughing and vomiting everything up. I just gave him Tylenol and within 30 secs he threw up. Would you give it again? How would you deal with all this puke? Anything I can do? I haven't nursed him a whole lot today...maybe 4x andI know it's important.
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    If he's not keeping down the medicine, especially the antibiotics, I would call the doctor back and let them know that.


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    I would not give it again. I would wait two hours and give Motrin. And just try to nurse. Clear his nose out first. My son would always puke from phlegm too. So annoying because it always seemed to be right after nursing. You just want to keep him hydrated. Don't stress nutrition or full.
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    I think the antibiotics were the only thing he's kept down today That was the first dose , this morning.
    He is still too young for motrin
    I will try suctioning his nose to see if that helps - Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*babygirl05 View Post
    I think the antibiotics were the only thing he's kept down today That was the first dose , this morning.
    He is still too young for motrin
    I will try suctioning his nose to see if that helps - Thanks!
    I called the doctor in a panic after my son threw up immediately upon being given medication. He assured me it absorbs faster than that and to not worry.

    Steam in the bathroom, saline up the nose, keep his head elevated - tilt the mattress if you can. It stinks when they are sick so little.
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    Call your doctor and see if he/she thinks an rx for Zofran is appropriate. It is an anti-vomiting medication that works wonders. It's expensive, so just ask for an rx for 5 or 6 doses. Does baby have a fever? If not, is there a specific reason you are giving Tylenol? Also, is baby puking up breastmilk? If so, ask your doc if he/she thinks pedialyte and pumping is appropriate for now.
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    Fever-all makes Tylenol suppositories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*greatestjoy View Post
    If so, ask your doc if he/she thinks pedialyte and pumping is appropriate for now.
    Pedialyte is superior to formula under these circumstances, but is not necessary for breastfed babies.

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    Honestly a few good mucous puked will do him good. Mine will do that on occasion too. Would not worry about it too much, it is just from the phlegm dripping down is throat. Best thing is a steamy shower. Better than suctioning out! Hang out in there for about 15 minutes and the icky stuff starts to drip down. Try that a few times next 2 days!
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    Thanks ladies. He is doing much better now. Although I am still having a hard time getting him to swallow the ABX, the fact that he's doing bette makes me feel like he IS absorbing some. For the first 1-2 days he was vomitting a lot. Now, not so much. He gags on the abx though and spits most of it out.

    I was giving Tylenol for his ears because they seemed to be bothering him. His fever was very low not one that I would treat unless he was cranky.
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