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Ds not drinking due to ulcers. But ate a yoghurt? Ok? Gp?

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PavlovtheCat Thu 31-Jan-13 18:31:02

has been poorly thread here to save repeating in detail. But, quickly, had flu type virus. Now has lots of ulcers in mouth, on gums, edges of teeth, inside of cheeks, throat, inside lips which are swollen, gum red raw. Gums bled today when he tried to drink milk through straw.

He is 3yo.

He has barely eaten, hardly being, pretty much nothing, rather than not much, since wed/thurs last week. But has been drinking fine. However since yesterday his drinking liquid has dropped, in the night I woe him to give him a drink as he was licking lips, vv dry. He tried to drink, but it hurt the ulcers on lips and since then he has refused all water, squash and juice.

This morning he had a little bit of runny ready brekky with milk, through a bowl with straw attached and little bit of milk through straw, two mouthfuls of yoghurt - more than for the last week in total!

Lunch - the insides of two munch bunch yoghurt (ie not the whole pot) and a teaspoon of chocolate mousse.

Nothing else. Refusing all liquid. Is this food/milk enough to sustain his liwuid levels? Spoke to gp on phone about it due to bleeding gums. She said she is not concerned about s weight plummeting, but needs to see him tomorrow if he is still not drinking liquids.

How do I know if he is dehydrated before tomorrow? He has pee'd once today, lunch time. Dh sorted it so don't know if very dark. Does he need to be seen before tomorrow?

Tiggles Fri 01-Feb-13 12:22:31

Poor thing sad

I can't remember what the GP gave to DS for H,F and M. The out of hours doc thought it was thrush hmm and gave him something which made it really sting, DS was screaming in agony. Not surprisingly DS refused to let us put any more in his mouth, hence took him to GP. I'm sure she gave him something soothing for the ulcers.

flossyfloo Fri 01-Feb-13 12:51:03

Sorry about the hmm above, my phone seems to do that rather than a sad face

Noodled Fri 01-Feb-13 12:57:12

My dh used to get massive eruptions of ulcers, he started taking l lysine and vit b and he never gets them. One of my ds gets them when ill and sometimes when tired. When he is afflicted I crush up the lysine and he swigs it in a glass of juice. It cures him super quickly every time. Unproven, unprescribed but a near miracle in our house.

PavlovtheCat Fri 01-Feb-13 14:18:15

noodles ooh, i shall take a look at that! i like miracle cures grin

He is mostly eating slushy wheatabix which is a HUGE improvement. And he had a wee. In my bath! it's the first wee I have seen so I let him have that one, although it put and end to my bath pronto grin it was a tiny wee but, nevertheless means he is on the mend now. He is now playing happily with his trainset and DDs sylvanian families house, and is fine as long as we don't even think about offering him anything solid as he goes bananas!

Noodled Fri 01-Feb-13 15:43:35

poor little thing...good there are signs of improvement.

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