DD (2.5) has had a bad tummy since Monday morning. She's had 5-6 bad, loose/runny nappies a day since then (we are now end of day 3). It's REALLY unlike her as actually she suffers from poo withholding and constipation normally, and is on daily medicine to help her. I've obviously stopped that while her stools are so loose. (She's been on the meds for 7 months and this is the first time this has happened - even skipping one day of her meds can throw her back several days)
Last night and tonight she's woken up and had to go for a poo - this is the first time since she was about 10 weeks old that she's had a poo in the MOTN.
She's completely fine otherwise, no temperature, lethargy or other complaints. She's eating and drinking normally.
Could it just be a stomach bug without really feeling unwell? I kept her off nursery on Tuesday and I'll have to do the same tomorrow (she only goes 2 afternoons a week) which is a shame as she's just settled in and this is going to set her back a bit.
Is there something I should be giving her, or foods to avoid etc?
It could be a tummy bug, but it might be worth considering if if could be overflow from her constipation? Basically you get a built up of poo and liquid poo forces itself round the edges. Might be worth making a gp appointment for them to have a feel at her tummy if you think its a possibility?
She's not been constipated for a month or two. She usually has 1-2 good soft poos a day. As soon as they even THINK of becoming firm she withholds, which then leads to constipation, but the medicine she's on has been doing it's job.
GP is unconcerned, he advised to give plenty of fluids and come back if it's been going on for 2.5 weeks.
It's not sitting well with me though. She's had another 4 bad nappies today and has been sick twice (both times when she had the urge to poo) and that's two nights in a row she's brought all her dinner up.
She's still as bright as a button otherwise though.
Does sound like a tummy bug. It can linger for a while, even when they are feeling and looking so much better.
Recently my children had it. My son only had the vomiting but was quite poorly.. My daughter had the poos for about 4 days before mild vomitting and didn't act poorly with it. It affects everyone differently.