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January 2013 Chit Chat - Page 21post #401 of 5241/26/13 at 11:26amOr you could just see if you can find him a gold baby grill. Then he can look tough and impress the ladies.Sponsored Linkspost #402 of 5241/26/13 at 11:28amThread Starterpost #403 of 5241/26/13 at 12:27pmpost #404 of 5241/26/13 at 1:16pmpost #405 of 5241/26/13 at 3:20pmI am gonna guess a viral rash too. Also looks kind of like a strep rash, but he's been seen and is on antibiotics, so even if it is I doubt they would do anymore than you're already doing. Hope he's feeling better today, he has had a rough week!post #406 of 5241/26/13 at 4:47pm
Poor Sora is sick with a bad stomach flu. I thought it was just a case of diarrhea the past few days but it turned into fits of throwing up and endless leaking diapers today... Yuck. Is it wrong of me that I was thrilled that DH was hit with the worst of her messes during the 6 hours I was at work today? Ha! He was a champ.
Being sick isn't slowing her down, though. She was sooo cute tonight and surprised the heck out of me with her responsiveness. I gave her a bath and then cuddled with her on the couch. I said to her, "You're tired, huh?" and she responded, "Tiiiired..." and then I asked, "Are you ready for bed?" and she responded all exhausted-like, "Ready for bed." I went . Never heard that phrase out of her mouth before! I think that's her first three-word phrase! She regularly says "good girl" and a few other two-word phrases but this one shocked the heck out of me.post #407 of 5241/26/13 at 6:06pm
Sora just threw up all.over.her.crib within just a half hour of sleeping. Ughhhh...... I'm running out of clean sheets and blankets! I can't keep up with the laundry she's producing today. She threw up all over her board books she had in the crib with her too. Has anybody here ever been able to salvage board books that have been puked on? Or do I need to toss them? I wiped them down with a Green Works wipe and they're drying on the counter but I have a feeling the stench of puke may remain. *sigh* Of course there was vomit all over her Soothe & Glow Seahorse too. I had to gut the thing and clean the whole exterior. It is creepily hanging from a hook to dry right now. LOL
I sure hope the whole night doesn't go like this.
Oh, and does anyone have advice for what to feed a pukey baby? Would goat milk be too rough on her tummy? She is rejecting most solids so I'm at a loss.post #408 of 5241/26/13 at 6:17pm
Poor Sora! As long as she's staying hydrated, I wouldn't worry about solids right now. She'll let you know when she's ready to eat. I would stick with water, room temp, for now. I know I couldn't handle milk if I had a stomach bug. If she's still nursing, then nurse as much as possible.post #409 of 5241/26/13 at 6:33pmpost #410 of 5241/26/13 at 7:36pmThread Starter
Sorry Joanie! NO to solids, even if she would take them. Feeding solids too soon can cause the vomiting to keep going even if it would have ended sooner. The stomach needs time to recalibrate after emptying itself. Breastmilk would be fine, but I think I recall you saying she weaned? So I would push small amounts of water periodically and see if she can keep it down. If not, try pedialyte. If she won't drink it, try it frozen and blended like a slushie. I wouldn't worry as long as she stays hydrated, she'll let you know when she's ready to eat and then take it slow. FX you don't get it, too!
The books will be fine. You can always try airing them out, maybe some Bac Out or baking soda. Eventually you'll forget they were the books that got puked on. LOL!post #411 of 5241/26/13 at 7:51pm
Thanks for the suggestions! DH is out shopping right now for Pedialyte and a few other odds and ends. I'm going to make chicken soup tomorrow and try giving Sora some broth. No breastmilk available over here, so that's a bummer. I feel bad that we've been giving Sora all of the wrong things today... We didn't realize that solids would make things worse. She kept asking for milk so we gave in and offered her goat milk earlier but she threw it all up a few hours later. She threw up a ton of water DH gave her too. She loves her milk first thing in the morning, so tomorrow will be interesting trying to keep it from her... FX that she's a bit better by morning. I think I'm going to wake her up for a quick second and offer some water.
Yes Jaimee, please keep your FX that I don't end up with this too!!! I don't understand how I HAVEN'T gotten it yet considering all of the daycare kids got it within mere hours of each other. We wondered if maybe they ate something bad, but I don't think that would explain it because even the infants were vomiting (and I don't believe they're on the same solids yet). Hmm.
A stomach bug for a whole week, Kali? *cringe* I don't even want to imagine dealing with this for that long... lolpost #412 of 5241/26/13 at 8:34pmYou might consider waiting to wake her until your husband is home with Pedialyte. It has a sweet taste, and should be easy to get her to drink. She might prefer it in the morning also? Coconut water is a good mair alternative, but my kids have always hated it.post #413 of 5241/27/13 at 6:09amThread Starter
Yes, coconut milk has electrolytes, which can help. But remember not to push too much at once. Small amounts more frequently to see if she can keep it down are better. It is really hard to refuse food to a child that is asking for it. But really try and spread anything you give her out... like a bland cracker then wait an hour and give another. That sort of thing.
Once, Austin threw up for 5 days and we eventually took him in to the doctor to get an anti-vomiting medication b/c he just couldn't stop. The problem was clearly the state of his stomach and not the virus anymore. Once his stomach was calmed, he could eat and then he broke the cycle. But he had been screaming and crying for food so we kept giving him some and then an hour or so later he'd throw it up. Now we know!post #414 of 5241/27/13 at 8:32ampost #415 of 5241/27/13 at 9:17amI think different people call them different things? I grew up calling the liquid inside a coconut "coconut milk" but the thick white stuff in a can is also called coconut milk. I agree that the thin liquid is a great source of electrolytes. I craved that stuff like mad during my first pregnancy.post #416 of 5241/27/13 at 9:55amThread Starter
Yes, that is what I meant- we call the thin liquid milk... I didn't mean the thick stuff in the cans! It is good to clarify.post #417 of 5241/27/13 at 11:19ampost #418 of 5241/27/13 at 12:50pm
Boo for the sick kids! Yes to the coconut water and broth! Pedialyte is really artificial and made with food coloring and bad sugars, plus I think that stuff tastes gross too. I've tried to give it to my kids and they've mostly rejected it. They do like coconut water though.
We are still stuck here in AR. HOPEFULLY tomorrow we will be getting out of here. They are starting to put the new engine back in the bus today. It's sooo boring here! On the cute side, Coralie is now mostly walking, although she's still not very balanced.
Joanie, when ever I ask Coralie if she's ready for bed she says, "uh uh" and vigorously shakes her head no. Heh.post #419 of 5241/27/13 at 3:12pm
Add us to the list of sick kids. DD1 is running a high temp now. Poor kid... it came on her quick too. She had a talent show at her school today, which she was VERY excited about. As soon as her class' act was done, she immediately went downhill. Now, she is congested, coughing and running a fever, 102.9. And, of course, DH tells me the girls were sharing a cup at my Grandma's this morning, so I'm just counting the hours until Greta comes down with it. My niece and BIL just got over a run with the flu. That's where the girls go for daycare, so I'm guessing that's what we're coming down with here. Although, fingers crossed I'm wrong! My niece ran a fever for 8 days and BIL's finally broke after 5 days. So hoping we aren't dealing with this for that long!!
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