He's been vomiting and having diarrhea since Monday evening. His diarrhea's not that bad, once or twice a day but he vomited many times already, especially after drinking milk (can't even take 2 ozs at one go). He's not eaten anything since yesterday morning. And we're very concerned coz he's not drinking much fluid too. It's almost impossible to get him to drink the oral dehydration salt water. He doesn't want to drink it, even though I've added Ribena. I doubt he'll like the orange flavoured one either. Have yet to try 100PLUS but I remember he didn't like it the last time I offered it to him.
I brought him for a check-up again this morning (consulted doc yesterday) as he was running a very high fever (about 39ºC) since last night. Even after putting in suppository, the fever came back very high in 4 hours' time. Looking at his high fever and redthroat, it could be bacterial infection. Doc prescribed antibiotics, in addition to the 5 types of medicine given yesterday - probiotics, fever, vomiting, redthroat and wind.
~ his medication ~
We're very worried he's dehydrated as he's not taking in much fluid and keep vomiting. Doc said if he continues to vomit and not drink enough to replenish what's lost, he may need to be put on drips. He's been very lethargic and inactive the whole day. Couldn't keep himself awake for long.
~ so weak and sleepy the whole day ~
Another headache would be to feed him medicine. I've to force feed the medicine every time. Even the salt water I have to force feed with syringes. And sometimes force feeding makes him vomit. At this rate, he'll definitely get dehydrated. My last bet is 100PLUS and orange flavoured salt water. Dear boy, please please please drink them or else you'll have to be hospitalised. The problem is, he doesn't understand the severity and is not very cooperative. Help!