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He's asleep at the moment, but has been throwing up for the last two-and-a-half hours, probably every ten - fifteen minutes. He threw up at 7:00, went to sleep at 7:15 and then threw up again at 7:35.<br><br>
When do I need to worry about dehydration? What can I do to help him?<br><br>
He doesn't have a fever and was acting pretty normal before he went to bed (aside from the vomiting).<br><br>
This is the first time this has happened to our little guy, so I'm not sure what to do! I'm going to go look at my Sears book and the Mendelsohn too, but thought I would check here first.<br><br>
Thanks for any help you can offer!
 

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Hi I am just seeing this but I was just checking to see how he was doing?
 

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Thanks for checking in! He's doing better. Threw up about once an hour until 1:45 this morning (nursing after each episode), then we got some sleep until about 7:00. He nursed a bunch upon waking, then threw up again at 7:45, but has been good since. I think around 9:00 he gulped down some water which worried me because I thought it was going to come back up! But he's been fine (knock on wood!). He went down for a nap at 10:00 until about 11:30 and has been nursing a ton.<br><br>
Now he seems to have a slight fever. It was 99 under his arm. I can never remember how to translate the "correct" temp - rectal is best, right? I've never taken his temp that way, but I'm not a big fever worrier. I'll keep an eye on it of course, but I say bring it on! I'm hoping it will do its job and kill this bug!<br><br>
We're also going to call the chiro in a little while and try to get in to see him today.<br><br>
Probably more info than you wanted, but thanks again for checking!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Melissa
 

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YaY!!! So glad he's doing better....You're doing a great job, mama!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Sounds similar to what my DS is just getting over. It started off with vomiting Saturday morning, the vomiting lasted all day. By Saturday afternoon he was running a fever. Sunday he wasn't vomiting anymore but still had a fever and slept all day. Monday the fever was gone and the explosive diarrhea started. He won't eat anything or drink anything from a sippy so I just nursed him as much as he would and it seemed to keep him from getting dehydrated. Yesterday he didn't have any more diarrhea (but still had stinky, rotten-egg smelling gas) and his poops were back to breast-fed baby poops. For us, at least, I think it is rotavirus.<br><br>
Good luck, I hope your little guy gets better!
 

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Sonia! That's awful! I'm sorry you (and your ds) had to go through that! And I pray we don't have the same bug!! Ugh!<br><br>
As I ended my last post, he started throwing up again. Yikes. Looks like we'll try the chiropractor later!
 

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Hi I hope he is feeling better today and drinking lots. Big hugs mama!
 

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He threw up again today! He hadn't thrown up since around 1:00 yesterday afternoon. I don't know what's going on. He seemed a lot better and then BOOM! At around 11:00 this morning the little bit of food he had eaten came up. He had a fever for a few hours yesterday and maybe a small one today, but it seems like it's gone. He's still nursing, so that is good, but has thrown up twice this afternoon.<br><br>
I know it's just a bug and he'll be over it soon, but when he throws up, a little part of me worries that I should take him to the doctor! When he's acting normally, I realize that the doc is only going to confirm that he is sick! And I'll probably expose him to more funky stuff in the doc's office. He's not dehydrated, so I'll see how he does the next couple of days.<br><br>
Thanks for checking in again!
 

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Dare I say it?<br><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">Since he is not vaccinated, I would not worry about whatever he has. He'll get over it and build immunity.</span><br><br>
This is what I would do: I would NOT feed him! Only if he wants to, he'll just bring it back up and it's more work for his little body. Bm alone is best. I would let him be the boss. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Melissa, my ds is older than yours -- he's 3 1/2 -- but he had just about exactly the same course of vomiting that you describe. Everything that went in (including water) came up almost immediately for one entire day and part of the next, then he seemed better for 12 - 16 hours or so. We thought he was on the mend, but then the vomiting started again just as bad as before. I *did* take him to the doctor because I was concerned about the fact that it was getting worse again, plus he developed a fever. The doctor told us it was a virus that was going around and perscribed an anti-nausea medication which I did not fill. (I would have done so if he were dehydrated, but he wasn't.)<br><br>
One thing I *can* say for the doctor's office -- just going there cures my kids 8 times out of 10. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> DS vomited for the umpteeth time right before we left for the doctor's office, but by the time we got there, he was feeling a little better. He never vomited again and was just fine by the end of the day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
Hope that helps you feel better. Dehydration is a bit more of a worry when they are babies, but if he looks OK, I would just ride it out. Trying not to feed him too much is probably good advice. My ds kept begging for food though, so we would give him a few cheerios. He would even throw those up. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Poor guy was sooo hungry from not keeping anything down for a day and a half. It's hard to have sick kiddos, but you'll make it!
 

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Well, this is exactly what my dd has!! I made a thread about it, and then I read this!! I guess I'm glad to know I'm not alone. It's so awful though, I hate it when little kids are sick. Gracie just freaks out every time she pukes, makes it super fun!!
 
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