Jennifer - posted on 03/02/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )
My son will be 3 this month. He woke up Saturday with diarrhea and also was throwing up. Sunday still diarrhea and wouldn't get off the couch. This has been severe. Like pouring water in his diaper. Monday was the same. Tuesday he was up playing and asking for eggs and various other foods, but Monday night at a visit to the doctor she put him on a B.R.A.T. diet. Bananas, rice, apple sauce and toast. Of these he has had two bites (in two days) of a banana and one bowl of apple sauce. He is not allowed dairy or sugar. No oatmeal either. But, of course he doesn't want anything and when he decides he wants something, ie. eggs, water he gets very upset if we don't give it to him. I want to follow the dr's advice because we don't need him going into seizures nor into the hospital for IV's, but he has been very difficult to please being he is hungry, but can't have anything. She also said no water because as watery as his stools are he needs the electrlytes. So of course we purchased Pedialyte. But he doesn't like anything but the freeze pops. We have had to make major deals with him just to get him to drink some of it. Our doctor thinks it is bacterial and not viral, but isn't positive. I know of 8 other kids that had this about a week and a half a go. Four of which have been to our house and four that are related to one of the children that comes to my house. She said to get our water tested. I need help getting these electrolytes into my son. He has terrible pains when he has movements. He doesn't want to move, he grabs his tummy and moans. He is potty training, but will not poop on the potty. I could use all kinds of ideas. Thank you!