Five-year-old on third day of vomiting and belly pain -- stomach virus?
February 22, 2012 1:22 PM Subscribe
Five-year-old on his third day of vomiting with stomach flu?
posted by palliser to health & fitness (30 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Our five-year-old vomited once on Monday afternoon, then complained of abdominal pain overnight. Continued eating and drinking, though.
Yesterday morning (Tuesday), he had a lot of abdominal pain and an acute phase of vomiting -- 5 times in 3 hours or so -- and then fell asleep and seemed to be feeling better when he woke up. He had something to eat and drink, which he held down, and he was peeing.
Nothing overnight last night, and then this morning (Wednesday) he really seemed fine -- he ate breakfast, he went outside to play, he had a mid-morning snack. Then at noon he suddenly started with the belly pain and vomiting again -- again, multiple bouts in a short period of time -- maybe 4 times in an hour.
He's been a little fevered, but not very high, while he's in the midst of the pain and vomiting -- maybe 101.
Has anyone experienced this with a child? His other stomach viruses have progressed so normally -- in fact, he's usually the mildest case in the house, vomiting maybe once or twice and then fine in 12 hours.
I've been on the phone with his pediatrician, and as of now, we're hoping he'll pee within the next couple of hours, or we'll have to take him to Children's. The pediatrician also said that if he has another recurrence (where he seems to improve and then starts up again), we should bring him in. I know YANM[child's]D, but I was hoping someone might have a similar experience to share and advise us. This seems so bizarre and alarming to me.