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Old 11-24-2019, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by TheShadow View Post
Could he have drank contaminated water? It almost sounds like giardia.
I hadn’t even thought of that, but the day before he got sick we were at a new playground and he was briefly playing with a water spigot with the old fashioned hand pumps. We didn’t see him drink any of it and we stopped him within a few seconds. This would have been city of Atlanta water so it seems relative unlikely it was contaminated. But I guess at this point anything is possible! We will definitely bring this up when we bring his samples back in.
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Old 11-24-2019, 02:04 PM
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There are a number of virus' that can last 2 weeks or more, most common in children in rotavirus. Make sure your child remains hydrated and gets potassium. Stick to bland diet and when he is better keep him away from other children for at least two weeks.
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Old 11-24-2019, 02:09 PM
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Please take your child to the emergency room. Dehydration is no joke!
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Old 11-24-2019, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by nobodysbusiness View Post
Please take your child to the emergency room. Dehydration is no joke!
We were at the ER yesterday he wasn’t dehydrated they said as long as we keep giving him fluids all they can do is wait for the stool tests to come back.
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Old 11-25-2019, 12:05 AM
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I am really surprised the doctors did not admit him to hospital immediately.
Diarrhea & vomiting like what your son has kills children all over the world.
He needs to be on a drip of hydrating saline solution along with vitamins and medication plus antidiarrheal.

Your son is not absorbing any nutrients from food because the nurishment does not have a chance to be absorbed in the bowel. The diarrhea flushes the nutrients out. He is starving.

A high termperature can cause damage to the organs including sterility.

Since the doctors cannot find out what this is I would suggest checking for parasites, lactose intolerance, celiac disease, food allergies (gluten for example).
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Old 11-25-2019, 12:16 AM
Location: Colorado
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When our son was five he was sick with vomiting...the second day we took him to the hospital, he looked awful, eyes sunken in, dehydrated...it looked like he had been sick a long time....the gave him an IV and the next day he was out of the hospital bed, playing with toys on the floor....yes, it can happen that fast that a child can be critically ill.
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Old 11-25-2019, 01:04 AM
Location: Texas from Maryland
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Has he eaten anything that might be past expiration date? Food poison? Has he been given any food from an outside person? Does he have repeated contact with someone around the day he gets sick? Someone intentionally poisoning him?

I think he should stay in hospital if he keeps getting sick. He keeps losing fluids...
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Old 11-25-2019, 01:31 AM
Location: colorado springs, CO
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Originally Posted by mjedwards409 View Post
Like clockwork, woke up with a mountain of diarrhea in his diaper, and otherwise feels great today. This just happens over, and over, and over.
Are you giving him potatoes at night for dinner?

Some kids will have recurrent vomiting & diarrhea for up to 2 weeks after having rota or norovirus ... but only 2-8 hours after eating potatoes. Even chips & french fries.
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Old 11-25-2019, 08:33 AM
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Lying down might be a key as someone mentioned above. Also, could there be anything in the bedroom? His bedding, an air vent, electric heater, pacifiers or toys in the bed that might be triggering something?

Is it possible that he is chewing something in his bed at night that is toxic?

Hope you figure it out soon!!!
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Old 11-25-2019, 09:02 AM
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Our daughter had something that kept recurring every six weeks or so for several years. To this day we don't know what. But we took to the ER several times, as well as specialists who could find nothing wrong. They just kept giving antibiotics and stronger doses.

She got sick on a trip to grandma's when she was about 6, so we took her into this old country doc. He changed up her antibiotic, she got better in a couple of days, and hasn't had a problem since (she's now 24).

Never did learn the cause, but I suspect the type of antibiotic she was on had messed up her gut bacteria and since they just kept giving stronger doses, it just got all messed up. Then when that doc changed things up, her system was able to recover back to normal.
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