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Poor DS has been vomiting now for 24 hours and is running a 103 fever.<br><br>
He is just miserable and it is making me so sad. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
He is three years old and weaned so I can't keep him hydrated with breastmilk.<br><br>
Our pedi was useless when I talked to her. She said plain water would be bad for him and to give him only pedialyte or gatorade.<br><br>
I cannot believe the amount of vomiting he has done. Any ideas on anything to help with this?<br><br>
He also had one horrible water like stool that stunk worse than anything I have ever smelled.
 

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That's silly. Plain water won't be as beneficial as something with electrolytes in it, but it certainly wouldn't hurt him. When Bear had a case like that our doc said to give him tiny sips constantly and try to get an electrolyte solution down him, also in tiny sips. If you don't like a commercial brand there are recipes online for homemade ones, just google them. What your body needs to replace is fairly basic. I'd keep his diet extremely bland and not overly encourage him to eat. Keeping the fluids up is the main thing, his tummy will probably want to rest.<br><br>
I'd give lukewarm (not cold, you don't want to induce shivering) baths for the fever.<br><br>
Poor little man. It just breaks your heart when they're so sick. Bear had one of those last year and he barfed 12 times in the course of the day, 6 of which were on me, 3 of them on my bed, 2 on himself and 1 actually made it to the toilet. It was so impressive that I actually remember the stats, which is rather sad. Definitely time for some mama snuggles, they're the best remedy for whatever ails.
 

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I agree with Datura. Tiny sips of anything, even water, is good for him. An electrolyte solution will help replenish minerals, though. We always use gatorade. In fact, DD1 is sick with diarrhea right now and is sipping gatorade.<br><br>
When my kids vomit I always use Dr Sears as a source. He's outlined when to worry and what to watch for <a href="http://www.askdrsears.com/html/8/T083300.asp" target="_blank">http://www.askdrsears.com/html/8/T083300.asp</a><br><br>
If the diarrhea smells that bad it might be rotavirus. <a href="http://www.askdrsears.com/html/8/T084301.asp" target="_blank">http://www.askdrsears.com/html/8/T084301.asp</a>
 

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It is so hard when little ones are sick.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
To me, a fever of 103F means that his little body is doing it's work in fighting off the sickness, but do make sure you try & minimise your exposure to the virus, especially if he is vomiting on you.<br><br>
Definitely put cool cloths on him, as long as he is comfortable with it of course- if he was still really hot & fretting/crying after my best efforts, I would go to the doc/gp.<br><br>
Giving water is just fine, I don't know how old your DS is, but after 24 hours I will give dilute ginger beer (a non-alcohol drink brewed from ginger) over ice & give that as needed. hth, & hope your boy feels better soon.
 
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