21month old son sick, and not eating

Rebecca - posted on 06/16/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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my son is 21months and has been sick (vomiting/diahorea) for 4day and hasnt eaten or drank anything,

any ideas to try to get him eating/drinking again would be greatfull

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Veronica - posted on 06/16/2009

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try pedialyte or gatorade -- even if he gets some in his system, the electrolytes will help to keep him hydrated. I use Ultimate Aloe juice with 'flu like symptoms' - for us it works wonderfully - the aloe helps boost the immune system, while it helps to 'heal' inside as well.

Rebecca - posted on 06/16/2009

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No not breatfeeding any more, i havnt tried the popsicle thing yet but i have been out and brought some today, i took him to the doctor and they wernt too worried, they said hes not dehydrated but if hes still vomiting and not esting/drinking by friday i am to take him back to the doctors and they will see from there.



i keep offering him diluted fruit juice and water, milk andsmall amounts of food but he just pushes them away, and i he does eat/drink something it all comes back up within 5min

Alissa - posted on 06/16/2009

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Are you still breastfeeding? He would definitely breast feed. Have you tried some fruit juice popsicles? If this continues, he probably needs to go to the hospital and get an IV put in.

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