We thought she was getting better but she just woke up throwing up ALOT (4 times in the last hour). What do we do?! Is it normal to have the stomach virus this long? She is not dehydrated but she hasnt had a meal since Christmas! Only crackers, bread, rice cereal, and juice. And not much of that. We just moved back to NJ and we have no pediatrician yet so I will have to call around tomorrow. I guess I am just worried that she has been sick for so long.
Does anyone know if a stomach flu can last this long? This cant be normal? Im so worried about her!
With one dose of Prevacid she stopped the puking (or "pookies" as she called it)... water was the worst offender, I didn't realize at the time that water can be so harsh on recovering tummies She LOVED the fruit popsicles though and thought that was a real treat!
It does seem like your little one has been sick an awfully long time so I can understand your worry... any fever? I hope you've found a ped so you all can rest easy soon Best of luck.
I believe noravirus can hang on long like that too.
If she goes on though I'd be thinking something different than viral like parasitic...it's likely viral though.
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Also, I'd add some probiotics!
Probiotics and fermented foods didn't get rid of the virus when we had it, but it certainly will help her repopulate and recover once the virus is through.
Hoping she'll be done with it soon!
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Watch her hydration. Diarrhea in combination with vomiting is almost universally infectious, and almost always self-limiting. The pediatrician we talked to during DD's illness said she wouldn't suspect parasitic infection until more than two or three weeks had passed. The real danger is dehydration, and even mild dehydration can make a child feel worse and prolong the symptoms.
And yeah-- temporary lactose intolerance is common in children after any intestinal injury or infection. So you'll want to avoid liquid milk, soft cheeses, or ice cream for a few weeks after the symptoms are gone. Plain yogurt often contains very little to no lactose, though.
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