Colleen - posted on 02/17/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
My 4 1/2 year old son has had the flu for 56 hours now. He has not vomited since the first night, but continues to have diarrhea. He won't drink Pedialyte, Gatorade, Power Aid. He won't eat popsicles. He hasn't eaten much over the last couple days. He is eating Cheerios right now, but it is the first he has eaten today and it is almost 4:00 p.m. He saw the doctor today. He said that he is not worried if he won't eat -- he won't go to the hospital due to not eating. The issue would be dehydration from not drinking enough fluids. He will drink a little water, but not much. He is a picky eater, which makes it more difficult. But he loves popsicles and chicken noodle soup, but he won't even have that now (last night he only ate 5 spoonsful of soup).
H won't eat Jell-O either. He was drinking some juice yesteday, but the doctor said that juice will make the diarrhea worse. He loves milk, but that is not recommended either.
Any suggestions on how to prevent dehydration.