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to be flummoxed at what to do with 10 month who vomits the moment she sees/ tastes critical drugs

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houseofpox Fri 16-Nov-12 07:18:42

Very tenuous AIBU but I need traffic..

We live abroad and, with another group of houses, have has a contaminated water supply resulting in Giardia for many of us. My 10 month old was put on Flagyll (horrific anti biotic, i had blood in my urine with 24 hours of starting it). She has it combined with an URT infection so is pretty poorly. In day 3, if we walk towards her with a syringe, she pukes, we put it on a spoon, she pukes. SHe was on several meds but is now only flagyll. She's meant to have 2mls every 8 hours and I reckon she got max 3 mls yesterday and none so far today. What do I do? It is really vile smelling, does anyone have any disguise tips for me? She needs to do the course, it's a parasite that doesn't go on it's own accord.

Our usual paed has just gone home for 10 days for paternity leave and I don't trust any of the other doctors really. We had her at the hospital yesterday for 4 hours for the upper respiratory tract infection, it's not flu or RSV (which her brother has!) and it seems to be improving so no more vomming on sight of panadol needed now.

Sassyfrassy Sun 18-Nov-12 13:01:21

I strongly recommend making icelollies with the medicine in it. It's the only way we can get any type of medicine in to dd2 as she will projectile vomit up any medicine otherwise. Mix it with quite strong juice of some sort.

Mrsjay Sun 18-Nov-12 12:57:16

when the medicine trolley came near

I was in hospital I dont have a medicine trolley in my house hmm

Mrsjay Sun 18-Nov-12 12:56:33

flagyll is fierce I am allergic/intolerant to it I had to be on it for a severe infection years ago and I threw it up every where I used to shake when the medicine trolley came near blush your poor baby I hope she is better soon I have no advice really maybe her stomach is just reacting to the smell of it or 'something'

EternalHope Sun 18-Nov-12 12:07:33

I do hope your little baby is feeling better and recovering well. xx

ThisIsYourSong Sun 18-Nov-12 09:50:23

One of my DS's puked up on Redipred (a steroid given for croup). Probably completely irrelevant but obviously it can be a side effect for some children of some drugs.

ThisIsYourSong Sun 18-Nov-12 09:36:52

No, no vomiting. And he's quite the puker. Just the spots which didn't bother him, and general miserableness, which lasted about 3 days after the spots started. He's 19 months.

CaptainDennyisDead Sun 18-Nov-12 07:16:08

ThisisYourSong did your DS vomit during the virus? How long did it take before he began to recover? How old is he? I hope he's now feeling much better!

ThisIsYourSong Sun 18-Nov-12 06:54:24

DS just had roseola and was completely miserable with it (let alone all the other stuff you all have going on). The only thing that helped was using both paracetamol and Neurofen together. Hope she feels better soon and you all get some rest

stargirl1701 Sun 18-Nov-12 05:43:30

Mix it with choc sauce and put over ice cream?

houseofpox Sun 18-Nov-12 03:42:28

So we spent the day at the hospital yesterday as she woke up with a rash (turned out she'd had roseola infantum) and was still being sick. They put her on a drip for 10 hours and added anti nausea drugs and then we brought her home as she was really perky.

Anyway, this morning she has woken up and puked again. It is never ending.... And we've given up on Flagyll on the advice of the Dr as he reckons she shouldn't be puking so much with giardia, she's more likely to have a stomach virus. She was added onto the giardia list without being tested as that day the first 8 people who were tested had it so her paed said to start with the flagyll. Anyway, I'm rambling and a bit confused but this place is somewhere that i can write it down.

houseofpox Fri 16-Nov-12 16:28:09

Thank you. She's improved slightly and hospital were lovely. We're now home as she rallied while we were there! Since we got home, she has thrown up her yoghurt supper and also became unconstipated which is a benign phrase that does not reveal the full horror.

Dr want her back tomorrow if she doesn't keep anything down but she's kept one dose of flagyll down (taken with mashed banana and golden syrup) at lunch and also 90mls formula tonight. She's sleeping. I'm exhausted.

OpheliasWeepingWillow Fri 16-Nov-12 13:55:28

OP - am off to bed but hope all is OK

OpheliasWeepingWillow Fri 16-Nov-12 09:03:02

Definitely hospital. How Are her wet nappies? An IV drip may help her perk up a bit and they may be able to put the medication in there intravenously.

Poor thing.

EternalHope Fri 16-Nov-12 08:56:42

She even had paracetemol as a suppository. Fab. Yes, go to A and E.

EternalHope Fri 16-Nov-12 08:56:10

Try to get them prescribed as a suppository - it works well in France and actually (I understand) a lot of drugs are better absorbed that way than having to negotiate the stomach before entering the intestines. This was the only way my youngest could take drugs when she was tiny. Good luck.

FanjoForTheMammaries Fri 16-Nov-12 08:52:57

Yes I think it warrants a visit, and you are not being ridiculous!

houseofpox Fri 16-Nov-12 08:49:39

She won't let anything near her mouth. She's either crying in pain or asleep. She's now constipated, so the drugs have managed to affect her stomach in some way but she is full of wind and she winces as she cries. I wonder if we could just get her injected for a couple of doses to try and get her on the road to recovery. My only option is A&E as the urgent care clinic (the only place open) had a doctor in there who told me that my eldest had cystitis as she wore a short skirt.

Do you think this warrants a hospital visit? 20 mls water today, 100ml yesterday, 100 the day before with some mashed banana. Taken less than half prescribed meds (used panadol suppositories) and crying in pain. Am I being ridiculous?

Change Meds? Tinidazole or Mebendazole will also treat Guardia.
I've in the past done all sorts, even to mixing just a bit at a time into strongly flavoured food, bread with Nutella f.e., a drip or so soaked into the bread, Nutella will disguise a lot. Are you sure she vomits because of the taste? Metronidazole(Flagyl) is well known to cause stomach upset and vomiting as a side effect.

OpheliasWeepingWillow Fri 16-Nov-12 08:03:30

We used Golden Syrup for my DD's elemental formula. Tasted of axle oil but GS did the trick

BeaWheesht Fri 16-Nov-12 08:03:14

No advice other than what's been said but you have my sympathy - my dd (2) is exactly the same - needed steroids last week and would she take them? Would she hell. Mixed it up with yogurt one time which worked and another time I let her be sick so she emptied her tummy (wasn't after a meal) and then gave her it.

HELPMyPooIsStuck Fri 16-Nov-12 07:41:11

My friend squirts her sons meds into the fluff in milkybars.

houseofpox Fri 16-Nov-12 07:36:38

She is passed out at the moment, when she awakes she's in for a nasty surprise. The big guns are coming out! MN, you are wonderful. My friend told me to ask on here.

houseofpox Fri 16-Nov-12 07:35:16

Golden syrup! Inspired

houseofpox Fri 16-Nov-12 07:35:00

we've been trying the .3mls at a time in the corner followed by a spoon of 'fun stuff' but now the mere sight of a syringe and she launches into a heaving fit. TBH I was taken aback by her commitment to puking and do admire her for being so consitent! I've got quite a lot of the mixture so might experiment mixing it with a load of things. Mashed banana and sugar?

OpheliasWeepingWillow Fri 16-Nov-12 07:32:15

Also Golden Syrup VERY good for masking horrible tastes.

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