Suddenly sick 17 month old

Brittney - posted on 03/18/2012 ( 16 moms have responded )

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So I thought it was just her teething again, but now I'm not so sure. It started March 14th with 1 loose stool (brownish-mustard color), no fever or anything. The next day nothing, no fever no loose stools. March 16th, she had 3 loose/watery stools and a mild fever of 99.9* (light brownish- mustardy color), Mach 17th 4 loose/watery stools (1 mucus one) same brownish mustard color and a fever of 101.1* vomiting started, she couldn't keep water, juice, or milk down. Today (March 18th) 3 loose/watery stools (dark green in color), no fever yet and vomiting all liquids except pedialyte. She has had 16 ounces of pedialyte today.



March 14th, she barely drank or ate anything. I've been giving her saltine crackers, raisins, applesauce, yogurt, and pedialyte. I offer her cheese and other foods, but her appetite has definitely gone down. She gets 48 ounces of fluids a day, but lately she has been vomiting almost every fluid I give her. Pedialyte is the only thing to stay down. Other than her appetite, vomiting, and diarrhea, she seems like her normal happy self, except when she gets tired and then she is really irritable.



So what are your thought? Is it teething? The flu? something else? once she is asleep, I'm going to call the 24/7 nurses hotline. I just wanted other opinions. Has this happened to any of your children before?

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Nicky - posted on 03/18/2012

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Ive been through this alot with my lil guy. One time he was sick and couldnt keep anything down, I would give him water to drink and time how long he could keep it down and usually it was like 2 min and it was coming back up. So what i did was just give him less like 2 onces at a time and he would keep it down. When i was giving him a full cup he would throw it up almost immediatly. But if shes keeping down pedialite i would stick to that. I know shes not eating much but when she does try to eat just give her a couple crackers or pretzels. Theres alot of stomache bugs going around she may have something like that. My 3 year old just got over the stomache bug.

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Kassi - posted on 03/27/2012

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good, I would LOVE to hear back. Just mention Celiac Disease, you NEVER know. I will say a prayer for her and you!



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Brittney - posted on 03/27/2012

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Oh thank you! I have an appt for her tomorrow. This diarrhea has been going on waaay too long for my comfort. Almost 3 weeks of it everyday, that cannot be healthy for her.

Kassi - posted on 03/27/2012

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Look, my daughter got sick about 3 1/2 years ago and was vomiting... puffy yellowish "smelly" stools. We were told it was a stomach virus for weeks. months later and lots of sleepless nights the doctor ran some tests and she ended up having Celiac Disease. That can be determined with a blood test... and a biopsy of the lower intestine. Sounds a little scary, but we thought she had a brain tumor or something. She had lost her appetite, failure to thrive, puffy tummy, skinny arms... dropped off the growth chart. Just keep that in mind. I would run it past your doctor, you never know. It is VERY underdiagnosed!! I wish you the best. Let me know!



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Brittney - posted on 03/25/2012

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I called them, they told me it was probably just a viral infection and whats weird about it is it came as quickly as it left. Suddenly, she is all better.

Brittney - posted on 03/19/2012

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I called the triage nurses and they told me that since she was peeing 15 times everyday (at least) then she wasnt definitely wasn't dehydrated, I give it to her 3-4 ounces at a time.



Today she had 3 diarrhea accidents they are starting to get more mucus in them but no vomiting, she also only had 10 ounces of pedialyte, 4 blueberries, a few cheerios, a frozen popsicle, a few crackers...nothing else. I sure hope she gets better soon.

Amanda - posted on 03/19/2012

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When my 4 yr old was about 1 he got sick like that. I took him to ER and they told me I was giving him to much pedialyte at once. They gave me droppers like used for Tylenol and told me to only offer him a dropper full every so many minutes. They also said don't worry about him not eatting as long as he is getting enough of the liquid so he didn't dehydrate. He wasn't running fever though.

Katherine - posted on 03/19/2012

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It does sound like a viral infection. Just keep up with the yogurt and drinks. Like we talked about. Poor thing.

Brittney - posted on 03/18/2012

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I called the triage nurses and because she pees about 15 times a day, she isn't dehydrated. They said it was most likely a viral infection.

Nicky - posted on 03/18/2012

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As long as shes eating something its ok..stick with the crackers and def the pedialyte so she doesnt get dehydrated!!

Brittney - posted on 03/18/2012

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Any amount of water, milk, or juice she just throws it right back up immediately, the pedialyte I give to her 4 ounces at a time. Crackers is all she seems to eat anymore.

Brittney - posted on 03/18/2012

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I didn't think you could get the flu when its so warm out...but maybe, your guess is as good as mine.

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