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  1. #11
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    Default Re: I can't keep anything down.

    :O(
    it seems to be going around! hope you feel better soon.
    Stefanie, momma to

    deacon james 09.22.06

  2. #12
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    Default Re: I can't keep anything down.

    Okay so 12 hours in his nighttime dipe, this morning he is completely dry although he "nursed" 3 or 4 times in the night. I stopped taking the abx and am going to start a different one.

    I have tried massage, heat, phytolacca/sulphur homeopathics (kellymom), lecithin (I believe this caused D's vomiting.

    Daniel's fluids are my concern at this time. We offered him breast and water yesterday, and obviously that was not enough. What do I do? Formula? Goat's Milk? Water? My sister lives 2 hours away and she would nurse him for me, but thats 2 hours and no guarantee that he will latch for her right? (and of course LLL doesn't recommend cross-nursing )

    I feel better after stopping the abx.

    There are still two plugs left, I am trying my best.

    Lyn
    Lyn
    Nursing the girl with kaleidoscope eyes


    Mama to Daniel (12/3/06) and Lucy Jane (8/28/08)

  3. #13
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    Default Re: I can't keep anything down.

    askdrsears.com on dehydration:

    http://askdrsears.com/html/8/t081300.asp

    WHEN NOT TO WORRY
    SIGNS OF ADEQUATE HYDRATION – if your child has most or all of the following signs, then you can be reasonably sure he is not significantly dehydrated:
    • Moist, shiny mouth from saliva, pools of saliva under tongue or lips
    • Moisture present in eyes, tears dripping out when crying
    • Urinating at least every 4 hours
    • Active, playful, running around tearing up the toy room
    MILD DEHYDRATION – most children will become mildly dehydrated during the course of any illness simply due to the fact that they won't drink as much as usual. This is not dangerous. Common signs of mild dehydration include:
    • Less active than usual, but still alert and playful
    • Lips slightly dry
    • Urinating slightly less frequently
    WHEN TO BE CONCERNED

    MODERATE DEHYDRATION – many children will progress to this stage during a gastrointestinal illness. In general, this stage is not dangerous either. Signs include:
    • Less active and playful, but still alert.
    • Will make eye contact and respond to you
    • Lips are dry and chapped, inside of mouth is slightly dry
    • No tears when crying, but eyes still appear moist
    • Urinating about half as often as usual
    • Urine concentrated like apple juice
    WHEN TO SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION


    SEVERE DEHYDRATION – seek medical attention if your child shows these signs:
    • Limp, inactive, makes minimal eye contact and not response to your voice or touch. This is the definition of lethargic.
    • Lips chapped, inside of mouth is dry and sticky with no saliva
    • No tears, eyes are dry and sunken in
    • No urination for 12 – 18 hours
    • Extremely unusual fussiness along with the other symptoms
    • Pale
    • Very fast heartbeat
    NOTE: A child is more likely to get severely dehydrated with vomiting and diarrhea – dubbed a "double-ender" than with either alone
    GETTING THROUGH THE NIGHT
    Mild or moderate dehydration –most children can make it through the evening and overnight by offering your child small, frequent sips of clear liquids such as:
    • Breast milk
    • White grape juice
    • Pedialyte
    • Frozen juice slushy
    Severe dehydration is too dangerous to treat at home and should be treated immediately in an emergency room.
    Above all, if you are not sure about how dehydrated your child is, you should contact your doctor.
    Lynn
    DS1: bf 7/2006 -> 4/2009; multiple food allergies
    DS2: bf 9/2009 -> ???
    ; multiple food allergies
    Breastmilk Donor - http://hmbana.org/index/donatemilk
    Click HERE to learn about baby led solids (BLS) / baby led weaning (BLW)

  4. #14
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    Default Re: I can't keep anything down.

    If you think he's getting enough calories from solids - I'd perhaps try water or diluted juice?



    Hang in there ....
    Lynn
    DS1: bf 7/2006 -> 4/2009; multiple food allergies
    DS2: bf 9/2009 -> ???
    ; multiple food allergies
    Breastmilk Donor - http://hmbana.org/index/donatemilk
    Click HERE to learn about baby led solids (BLS) / baby led weaning (BLW)

  5. #15
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    Default Re: I can't keep anything down.

    DS is recovering from a cold and for a few days refused to have any milk (you might remember this as you replied to my thread few days back). I gave him as much water as he could take - which wasnt much, 5-7oz/day for a couple of days. I was worried about dehydration too, but now his cold is getting better and he is back drinking milk again. So I suggest just that, give water, or if he prefers juice, then diluted juice. Wait for 1-2more days, hopefully everything is better then... Hang in there mama..

  6. #16
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    Default Re: I can't keep anything down.

    to you!! I would try diluted juice if you can. I assume you dont have any frozen bm?? Good luck and hope you are better soon!!

  7. #17
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    Default Re: I can't keep anything down.

    No he won't accept thawed BM. He likes it straight from the tap I guess He is drinking water from his sippy cup, but not chugging it back like he's parched or anything.

    I feel a lot better after stopping the abx, but still have some of the side effects. But I am so hungry this morning. So I'm eating lots and drinking lots hoping that we can get past this.

    DH is home today so I can spend the day in bed.

    Lyn
    Lyn
    Nursing the girl with kaleidoscope eyes


    Mama to Daniel (12/3/06) and Lucy Jane (8/28/08)

  8. #18
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    Default Re: I can't keep anything down.

    hey, momma! when james had rotavirus i gave him pedialyte in his sippy cup in between nursings. i got the apple flavor which kinda tastes like juice, not that he would know seeing as i have not given him juice
    but, it really helped and i think he drank it because it was sweet. it's so scary when they don't pee!
    Lisa
    Married to my Sugar Daddy
    Mom to Matt (5/14/97)
    James (11/8/06)
    Kelly Anne (3/14/08)
    Paul (3/11/10)

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