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So DS started barfing Thursday morning. We went down to just fluids by Thursday evening. Here's how the progression has gone since then:
Friday morning: 1/4 cup applesauce and 1/4 banana. Vomited around noon, several episodes of diarrhea. I think he ate a bit of applesauce Friday night and didn't throw up, but had diarrhea once or twice during the night.
Saturday morning: A bit of toasted bagel, and I think DH put some part-butter spread on it against my better judgment. He didn't throw up all day Saturday but had explosive, prolific diarrhea quite a few times. But since he didn't throw up, I thought we were on the upswing.
Sunday (today) morning: Since I was up with his baby brother a lot during the night, I was still in bed when DH allowed him to eat some whole-wheat pancake, possibly with syrup, and (horrors) drink some milk. Prolific diarrhea has continued, and then he hurled up everything around 3:00 this afternoon.
I know the things he ate/drank this morning were a mistake, and maybe I wouldn't be typing this now if he hadn't had those.
My problem, though, is that the poor guy is HUNGRY! He wants to eat normal food, but every time he does, it makes him sicker. And I fear the worst for tonight---he ate almost a cup of applesauce, and quite a bit of the crust from the pizza we were eating. We didn't give him any toppings, but I think the bits DH gave him had some baked-on cheese residue---plus he was very hungry and I think he ate too much for his stomach to handle.
So what to do? Logic tells me that he needs to just do all fluids until the symptoms go away, then gradually reintroduce foods, but how long is too long to deprive a child of food? And what to do when he is so hungry that he cries and cries for food, but it just makes him sick?