my 2 year old son has had nasty diarrhoea for 6 days now. I took him to docs twice and they said he has a virus and we have to ride it out. In the last day or two he refuses to eat and won't drink anything but water..any drinkable remedies are out of the question because he doesn't want them. He has eaten a couple of crakers today bit that's it. I am starting to worry now. He also has a cough which the doc says could be part of the virus.
Doea anyone have experience of it lasting that long? Should I seek further advice on this? He's in goodish spirits, but is a bit whingy sometimes..poor thing.
I am just looking for some reassurance or advice on what I could do. thanks.
Would he have any jelly or icecream? Nhs direct said these were good if they won't drink. When dd1 had dehydration we had to make up dioralyte and give her a little in a medicine syringe every 10 minutes.
My ds had a week of diarrhoea and he would have had to go to hospital after 6 days to be put on a drip if he hadn't been drinking but I sat and spooned liquid into him every 5 or 10 minutes. Hope he gets better soon, it really wealens them doesn't it, poor thing.