Wednesday, June 25, 2008

One After Another

Ah Boy is sick. He must have caught it from jie jie. They've got the same symptoms - vomiting (XY just once) and diarrhea. XY has recovered already (was not given antibiotics, just probiotics) but CE's getting worse.

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 39ÂșC) 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!

14 comments:

giddy tigress said...

I pray he will recover speedily... *hugs*

andrewjune said...

ahhh to get my little one to drink water is also difficult...she drinks when we feed her on the spoon but she doesnt like it when bottlefed...

anyway, hopefully he will drink lots of fluid so he will not be dehyrated...

hope he gets well soon :-)

Mummy to QiQi said...

So much of medication! Hope your dear CE gets well soon.

Ling That's Me said...

how abt bribe him with some sweets? hope he is recovering now! you take care too ya

mybabybay said...

Hope he has a speedy recovery. You can let him have Yakult or any drinks he likes. At least he is drinking fluid.

Oliveoylz said...

You may want to try mixing his medicine with milk, if he's willing to drink some milk. It worked for my little one until he reached a certain age. Does he like to eat ice cubes? Try anythg, as long as he can get some fluid. Take care CM. Praying for CE's speedy recovery.

Anggie's Journal said...

Get well soon CE.
hmmm... sometime real difficult to give them medi, same as jeremy la... have to tie leg and hand to give medi ... talk nice nice dun wan ... sign :(

jazzmint said...

hope he recover soon...i guess 100 plus would help

jacss said...

oh dear...yes, feeding medicine is a real tough task even to my bigger boys!!

but no choice if u hv to 'force' esp. when it's getting serious....hope he won't needs to be hospitalised....that's even more torturing!!
ya, can try 100plus...my boys love it!

Tot's Mom said...

Hope he gets well soon. Yah, it is always hard feeding kids their medicines. Good luck!

Dora said...

Oh poor little boy...hope he get well soon! Take care.

Bryan's Mama said...

oh no, i hate it when the kids fall ill. Get well soon yah. Make sure you force-feed liquids yah...in any forms (though not apple juice since he was diarrhoea).

alicia said...

hope hes getting better now, can understand how u feel coz i have been in the same position.... my son also vomited n diahrea with fever for 5days without any food and very minimal fluid, got so worried that time

Mummy In Vain said...

he does look slim down....pity boy...glad to hear he is better now.

well, i have a tag here for u...
http://www.mummyinvain.com/?p=666