My 2.5 yr old has had watery diarrhea for a little less than a day now. I called the ped, who said to come in for a rotavirus culture. But he has NO OTHER SYMPTOMS. We just went out for a bike ride, he's happy and talking, not lethargic, no fever. I'm going to be doing some electrolytes and rice today, and I'd rather not take him in for a culture gathering (I don't want anything invasive at this point, the poor kid's bottom is very red and painful).
Is this enough? Would I do anything different than keep him hydrated if we found out it were rotavirus anyway? I'm just going to try to help him take it easy for a day or so, which is what I'd want to do if I had diarrhea.
(The other reason I don't want to take him in is because it is at 1:40, the middle of naptime, which I really don't want to interrupt today.)