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chrissy

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my daughter that is already so much under weight has gotten a stomach bug. she has been nauseated and having diarreah (SP?) i weighed her today and she has lost a little over 3 lbs. she already eats so little. i have got to get her diarreah stopped. can i give her immodium? she is already so frail looking and i am a little worried that she will dehydrate and have something medically awful happen to her. would i be foolish to call our ped gi over a stomach bug?

christine

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my daughter that is already so much under weight has gotten a stomach bug. she has been nauseated and having diarreah (SP?) i weighed her today and she has lost a little over 3 lbs. she already eats so little. i have got to get her diarreah stopped. can i give her immodium? she is already so frail looking and i am a little worried that she will dehydrate and have something medically awful happen to her. would i be foolish to call our ped gi over a stomach bug?

christine

Chrissy,

Imodium is okay, as far as I know. I wouldn't feel bad about calling the doctor. I hope she gets better soon. Let us know how she's doing. Good luck. x

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Chrissy, If you can, give her gatorade. I have even used a teaspoon and just put a tiny amt in their mouths since dehydration is so dangerous. Once I even soaked a paper towel in it and had my son suck on it just to try to get some electrolytes in him. Once the vomiting stops, bananas have always helped my sons. I hope she feels better soon. I hope you get rest too. When your kids are sick, it tears a parent apart, I know. I usually end up sick after they get better, so take care of yourself, too.

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immodium is my lifesaver.........i should have stock in it i use so much.

Amen to that!

I heart Sam's club for buying it in bulk. I've read in a few places that it is safe, and for the record, the chewable immodium advanced is safe and works like a charm! :)

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I wouldn't give immodium to a child with a stomache bug, because my pedi said that if they have something not cool in thier body that D is the way it gets out, he said celiac D, is okay for immodium but food poisoning or stomache virus you need to let the D run it's course.

Keep her hydrated and wait it out is my advice, if she is really underweight and doesn't feel like eating maybe give her some pediasure (it's gluten free)

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hmm, does immodium even help you when you're throwing up?? i use it when i have a D attack.........and it helps.......a stomach bug unfortunately usually has to take its course. the gatorade or pedialyte has helped me in the past with that stuff

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i talked to the ped gi---since she can't afford to lose any weight and she is the only one sick in the family, he called an order to the lab for a stool test. i think that maybe she is improving a little---at least she hasn't gone potty as many times today, so i may hold off on the lab test until tomorrow and see how she is doing.

i bought her some boost so she could get some calories. she is starting to get a little anxious about the weight loss.

christine

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