hey ladies, my mom is currently out of town with no cell reception....help dd suddenly sick

Nicole - posted on 09/02/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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As I said mom is out of town with no cell reception. Just my luck. Anyhow dd out of no where suddenly got diarrhea, cold sweats, and vomiting all at the same time. Fun I know. Anyhow she has been fine all day and then bam all this. Any suggestions????? She is currently asleep on the couch. Pour girl feel asleep on the toilet.

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Dove - posted on 09/02/2012

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How old is she? Assuming she's over a year.. Keep her hydrated. If she's vomiting... try SMALL sips of water every 15-20 minutes until she can keep that down. A fever up to 103 isn't 'typically' anything to worry about, but if she's miserable with it... Tylenol is good (assuming she can keep it down). Medicating the fever at bedtime is a good idea since temps tend to spike (at least with my kids) during the night. Sleep really is the best thing for her. If it's just a virus all you can really do is keep her as comfortable as possible and let it run it's course.



If it's coming out both ends the biggest thing to watch for is dehydration cuz it can turn dangerous in a little one pretty fast. If I remember correctly from when my LO was super sick at 3... as long as she's peeing once every 6-8 hours she's ok.



Keep an eye on her and if she seems too off or gets dehydrated give your local ER a call. Otherwise it should be fine to wait and give her regular doctor a call after the weekend. She may or may not need to be seen.

Michelle - posted on 09/02/2012

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Sleep is the best thing for her, make sure she drinks lots of fluids and use children's Tylenol to help with the fever

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Nicole - posted on 09/02/2012

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Thanks ladies. No fever. She is 5. She slept about an hour. She now awake drinking some. Tells me her belly hurts. I'm thinking just a bug. We will see how the night goes.

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