Sick Son

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Registered: 09-15-2003
Sick Son
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Sat, 09-20-2008 - 9:06pm

My 11 month son was running a fever from Tues-Thurs. Fever only with runny nose (viral). Today my 4yr son running a fever and has spuked (this is what they call it combo of spew & puke)

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Registered: 05-22-2008
In reply to: renee35967
Sun, 09-21-2008 - 2:31am

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Edited 8/18/2009 10:43 pm ET by pauliesmommie
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Registered: 03-19-2003
In reply to: renee35967
Mon, 09-22-2008 - 4:33pm
Renee, how is he doing now? Did the fever break? How long was the fever staying down after giving him the motrim?

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Registered: 09-15-2003
In reply to: renee35967
Mon, 09-22-2008 - 9:13pm

We just got back from the doctor. The fever went away on Sat back came back that night. Today he has laid around and done nothing. Threw up a/b 5 times and fever stayed btwn 100.6-103. He drank probably 6 oz all day, ate nothing, and complained of stomach & headache.

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Registered: 06-25-2005
In reply to: renee35967
Tue, 09-23-2008 - 9:03pm

It's probably too late to be helpful this time, but I thought I'd share something that helps get liquid into my kids when they're sick.

You can blend ice in your blender to make a snow cone. I use koolaid or gatorade powder to make a semi-thick syrup to pour over the ice.

Alternately, you can blend ice with koolaid/gatorade powder and a tiny water to make a slushie.

I also allow my kids lots of freezer pops.

The sugar is good to help reduce nausea/vomiting, and the ice is good for slowly getting fluids into them. It's also something they don't get often, so it's a nice treat. You just have to be careful that if they have diarrhea that too much sugar doesn't make it worse.

I hope your family's doing better now.

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Registered: 03-19-2003
In reply to: renee35967
Mon, 10-13-2008 - 2:36pm
I am saving this for the future. This is a great idea. Thank you for sharing it.