Help Im in over my head

Belinda - posted on 09/17/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )

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I have two kids on is 8 mth and the other will be 2 next week.

They are BOTH sick, the 8mth old isn't as bad but my trouble is with my 2yr old.

She keeps vomiting and refuses to drink plain water or eat dry toast, she wants to eat and drink her normal stuff. Are there any other ways of dealing with this other than simply feeding her water and dry toast???? Im worried about her becoming dehydrated as this has been going on for a few days now.

Her feet have also become all blistered and there are a few that are going festy, I keep her feet clean and dry and she wears shoes when we go out so I don't know what has caused this, and don't know what to do about it.

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Lydia - posted on 09/17/2009

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give her sports drinks - they are actually better for rehydration as they have electrolytes etc that your body also loses when you vomit

Belinda - posted on 09/17/2009

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Thanks for all your help, I know its not hand, foot and mouth we have had that before. She kept down the water, juice and flat lemonade concoction :)

Emma - posted on 09/17/2009

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a little add on to all the wonderful advice you've already received, when my eldest is poorly and can't keep food down i always give him rich tea or arrowroot biscuits(any plain biscuit really) just one every now and then, he's always managed to keep them down

Belinda - posted on 09/17/2009

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I give my 2 year old pedialite when she is sick... kinda expensivee but AWSOME with the taste and dehydrated worrys... And get an apt for your Doc ASAP about the feet! Ouch!

Vicky - posted on 09/17/2009

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sounds like your little girl needs to go to the doctors it sounds like she is having problems fighting this virus and needs medicine to help her along.

Mel - posted on 09/17/2009

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I would def say get them looked at by a doctor. You can get rehydration remedies at the pharmacy, but it does sound a little like hand foot and mouth. Does she have sores on her palms, or in her mouth? I think if a child is vomiting for more than three days get them checked. I wouldnt worry so much with the food unless she is really hungry but try very bland light things, a boiled egg, which is still a bit runny if she will eat it, clear soups or broth, try 5mls of water every 10 to 15 minutes for the first hour, then if she keeps it down up it to 10 mls every hour and so on. Just dont let her gulp it down. Hope they get well soon!

Amber - posted on 09/17/2009

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well have you tried pedia lite it's suppost to be really good for kids from dehydrating and also if she won't eat toast try saltines one more thing if she don't like the pedia lite try diet 7=up good luck and i hope your little ones are feeling better

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Be careful with pop, as it is a diuretic (increases urination which further dehydrates). Water is best, but juice will do.

Mary - posted on 09/17/2009

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Have to say that flat coke works a treat with anyone whos sick, just add sugar to real coke and stir. It goes flat and you a huge sugar kick and liquid.

Jodi - posted on 09/17/2009

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Try lemonade icy poles. That's what the hospital gave my daughter when she was young and was in danger of dehydration. The kids love them, but they are also mild on the tummy. I wouldn't worry too much about food while she is still vomiting, etc.

Cindy - posted on 09/17/2009

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I wouldn't give them water. Water is very heavy on the tummies. I had a dr tell me even soda is ok when they are sick. Just flatten it to get rid of the bubbles and you can do that by shaking it up or diluting it. As far as eating, I wouldn't worry to much and Please call the dr to make sure they get the correct treatment.

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Also a RN, take the lil' ones to the Doc this stuff is usually easily treated. However, if left infections can occur. As for the dehydration-give the 2 yr old whatever he/she will drink-so if it is juice so be it ( if you can dilute with water, but take what you can get).

Christy - posted on 09/17/2009

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as an lvn i would recomend seeing the doc but based off the symptoms you gave it could be hand foot and mouth disease. easy to treat but can cause terrible sickness. instead of water give her pedialyte. taste like juice and very hydrating to kids. toast isnt the only thing they can have...try applesauce and broths. see how that works out.

Tegan - posted on 09/17/2009

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iam not a doctor so dont take this to the point of freaking out but it sounds a bit like child hand, foot and mouth, ny children got blisters that became festy and the doctor gave them cream to put on and it cleared up. apparently its very common with children and passes very easy.

for dehyrdation try giving icy pols or make your own up with juice and water, its sweet and cool and may be more enticing than just water.

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