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fever, vomitting, spewing and anorexia

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kreecherlivesupstairs Tue 10-Nov-09 13:19:10

Mu dd who is 8.6 has been complaining of stomach ache for about three days. I thought she was swinging the lead and didn't believe her. She was fine in herself, she even went swimming last night. Around 3 this morning, she vomitted, we cleaned her up and she had a really loose stool. She went to bed and got up at 6.15, she was burning hot to touch. I took her temperature and it was 40.2, she refused paracetamol because the Swiss one is butterscotch flavour (WTF?). she had around 50mls water and spewed it all up again. She had four more explosive poos and soiled her pants and trousers on each occassion. I made her and appt at the doctor who diagnosed a virus and sent us away. Poor little thing is ligged outon the sofa watching CBBC wearing an always ultra and feeling sorry for herself. I gave her a dose of ibuprofen and she vomitted it up. she is refusing to have a cool shower and I don't knwo what else to do to bring her fever down. she has not had any solid food since last ngith and most of the liquids she is taking are reappearing soon after. Any idea how to keep them down and reduce fever?

kreecherlivesupstairs Tue 10-Nov-09 13:37:29


luciemule Tue 10-Nov-09 13:39:10

give her diorolyte (sp) rather than water and make sure she only takes down small sips not glugs or as soon as it hits her tummy, it'l come back up again.
To get temp down, try to use a luke warm sponge if she won't have a shower/bath, keep her cool. She's old enough to take paracetamol tablets/capsules rather than getting her take the liquid. That way, she can slip it into a chewed up biscuit or bit of bread. If the temp doesn't come down with meds, then take her back. Did they mention swine flu? Isn't it two symptoms such as vomiting and temp?

kreecherlivesupstairs Tue 10-Nov-09 14:09:59

Thanks for the reply, she's trying to have dioralyte (or my home made version - we used litres of it in Thailand) and I've persuaded her to have a bath. The problem with the paracetamol capsules/tablets is the bitter taste. She had half a 500mg tablet crushed around a year ago and didn't get it down her neck very well. Since then shehas point blank refused it, even crushed in jam or honey.
The doctor this morning checked her for H1N1 but said he didn't have it. There is a lot of this bug going around her school.
Currently she is in the bath (hooray) with a load of bubbles and the famous five. fingers crossed.

luciemule Tue 10-Nov-09 17:26:53

Famous Five should cheer her up - she'll be eating jam buns and fizzy pop before you know it smile

kreecherlivesupstairs Wed 11-Nov-09 08:36:03

Thanks for that Lucie. This morning she's been up since 5.15 and had two poos 'that sound like the coffee machine'. At least her temperature is down to around 38 and the pain in her gut has subsided. She has retained her sense of the bizarre too. Watching newsround she decided that at 11.11 we should stand still for two minutes in silence - except if we are in Migros where people will think we are mad!
I think she'll be going back to school tomorrow.

MmeLindt Wed 11-Nov-09 08:38:51

Can you get someone in UK to send you some Calpol for the next time that she has a temperature? If not, let me know and I will send you some sachets. My DC won't take the German stuff either.

Hope she is better today.

kreecherlivesupstairs Wed 11-Nov-09 12:47:07

Thanks Mme, we are off to the UK in December so that is on my list. Bloody kids and what they are used to eh?
TBH, and you'll understand this, I was surprised that the doctor didn't give me some tea for her. Every time she's seen a GP for something minor, she gets a different variety of kindertee. She is a bit hmm

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