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My DS (he'll be 1 next week) has rotavirus (the ped didn't do a blood test but said by his smelly diarrhea thats what he has!) so i have afew questions<br><br>
How long does it last for? He has had diarrhea since sunday but has not thrown up at all<br><br>
he is nursing ALOT and is still really interested in solids but i've limited it to him only eatting Yogurt, unsweetend applesause or banana and only very small bites.. it dosen't seem to make his diarrhea better or worse<br><br>
I've been giving him probiotics and making sure he nurses extra often.. he is acting normal otherwise and the ped said to come back if he has a fever<br><br>
anyone else ever have rotavirus? if so what did you do or didnt do? please any help would be great!<br><br>
thanks!
 

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My DD had the same virus at 15 months while we were in Mexico and ended up being hospitalized on IV for a week. It took another week or two at home to recover and then she was perfect! I know it's horrible, but it sounds like it's a mild case so don't worry too much. I'm thinking of you, I know it's rough.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> to you and your little one...that's one ugly bug! My DS (17mo) had it a couple months ago. He threw up and had (VERY stinky) diarrhea for eight or nine days straight. His doctor said that it generally takes up to nine days to run it's course and that was about how long he had it. It sounds like you're doing all the right things to keep him hydrated. I just made sure to offer water as much as possible and to nurse ALOT. I found that solids generally upset his stomach so I limited them to only when he reeeaaally wanted it. Good luck, mama, sounds like you're almost through this! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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My ds had this too at 1 yo - he threw up for half a day then had diarrhea for a few days... it was about a week until he was back to normal.
 

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DD (almost 19 months) had rotavirus a couple of weeks ago (the fifth I think was the first day we kept her home from daycare). It took five days for her stools to start becoming solid again, but she is still having soft BMs still. The doctor said, breastmilk is the best thing for her. I think we knew that she was getting better when she got her appetite for solids completely back.
 

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Thank you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
he seems alittle better today.. he has been eatting normal amounts of solids (and that isn't much anyways) and his poop seems less runny (TMI, sorry)<br><br>
ugh its no fun when your little one gets sick!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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my ds had it this January (21months) He felt significantly better before the diarrhea went away. He seemed happy within a few days but the yucky diapers lasted for about a week and half.
 

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Rotavirus can last up to 3 weeks, but usually less.
 
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