that could be pretty scary. last june, just before dd turned 2, we visited my family in ny...where everyone was giving her all sorts of junk - candy etc that she's not used to. she got a stomach virus...vomitting, diarrhea etc...wouldn't eat or drink.
pediatrician said to give her pedialyte, which we did (which today we wouldn't - would give her Smart Water, water with electrolytes, without all the other junk that's in pedialyte)...finally, dh and i took her in to ER at midnight.
after waiting a few hrs in the waiting room, she was finally admitted...we lied and said she was up to date on her shots, to avoid any confrontation which would make things longer....
ER doctor wanted to do a cathetar and chest x-ray, to rule out pnemonia and stuff. we told him - we're her parents, we know her, all she needs is an IV. we had to sign all sorts of papers that we were going against advice of a doctor...
but thank g-d she was fine. al she really needed was the IV.
and the ER dr had the nerve to tell us, "in medical school i was taught not to trust what parents say about their kids because they don't really know their kids..." huh??????????????????
my parents and in-laws don't know about this. they'd flip that we ddin't do what the dr said.
hope things turn out well with dd.