Need help from parent with experience w/sick kids

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  1. GopherBoyFarms

    GopherBoyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    Vancouver WA
    Ok, my 9 yr old son ate breakfast (pancakes) and lunch (PB&J) and did his chores, and played around in the house today. Around 5:00 he said his stomach hurt, but he went with me to the store, and seemed ok. We got home and I was just giving him leftover pizza for dinner. He only ate about 2 bites, and then he went to go lay down(that was about 2 hours ago). I was coming in from getting wood and he was screaming for me "mom I threw up".

    Ok, here is where I need help......he has never been sick, other then a cold, and maybe a soar throat once. I have never seen this kid throw up....since he spit up milk as a baby!!!
    He doesn't have a fever, and has thrown up now 2 more times. (gross sour smelling curdled milkish puke).

    Should I go to the store and get him 7UP? or should I have him sip on water? I am at a loss.

    Any advice from other parents that have had puking kids?

    I remember when I was a kid being sick and puking all over, my mom changing sheets, and covering everything with towels, and I thought I was going to die!!! but it's just weird that he has never been sick till now.
  2. gapeachy

    gapeachy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 21, 2008
    Rome Ga
    yuck...been there done that....give plenty of liquids like yes 7 up....if you can get it down him....gatorade is best.....i hate to tell you that it is going to be a long night....those viruses last only 24 hours though.....they usually throw up for 6 to 12 then they are for dehydration....feel for you....
  3. EllyMae

    EllyMae Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ice chips and/or tiny sips(and I'm talking teaspoons at a time) of clear fluids such as 7up, ginger ale(works best in my house), gatorade, etc. Small amounts like that at frequent intervals will sometims stay down a lot better than larger amounts. The vomiting has to settle down on it's own. Keep him still and keep a trash can by his bed. Good luck!
  4. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 5, 2007
    I never throw up exept that one time last year oh God I though I would die ! I think that rest and 7up would be nice not much else you can do it will pass. I am not a parent just a kid who doesn't throw up much at all.
  5. GopherBoyFarms

    GopherBoyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    Vancouver WA
    we have poweraid, and water in the fridge....looks like I will be going to the store......
    eeek, I just dyed my hair purple and havent washed it out yet, its still covered in a plastic bag!! OMG....this shuld be interesting!
  6. CATRAY44

    CATRAY44 Lard Cookin Chicken Woman

    Get him a big bucket or bowl and lay down towels under it (much easier to clean up if he miss's the bucket. Nothing to eat or drink for a while, then SIPs only of gator aid, or seven up, Verners ginger ale or the like. No fun, but tis the season. Popcycles later may help too. After vomiting stops keep a very bland diet for a day or so... soda crackers, bananas, chicken noodle soup...dry toast and tea... I am so sorry- it stinks to have a stomach bug!
  7. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    [​IMG] Make sure he has enough fluids, just little sips of either pedialite or water. Thats first before thinking solids.

    When you do get to solids, try plain white rice, or plain toast (I think the rice is easier to eat)

    He'll be ok without serious food for a few days at least, but its the fluids you must keep up on.

    Its really hard throwing up with nothing in your tummy - so a couple of spoons of rice should help with that.

    Keep him rinsing his mouth out if not brushing teeth lightly to preven that acid eating his teeth.

    Let his body take care of whatever it is that is ailing him.

    If its not cleared up in a few days - off to the doctor, or if he runs a fever with a head or neck ache.

    [​IMG] HANG in there.

    (lots of towels, sheets, and bowls.) Edit to add: my kids found it easier to just throw up on a towel, I know its gross, but it was more comfortable for them not to wait or hunt or lean over for the bowl. Do whatever is more comofrtable for him, and let him throw up as much as he wants to - its getting the nasties out. I've gone though nights HOLDING my kids, and letting them throw up in my hands - gross but thats what mom's are for - LOL
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2008
  8. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I think he needs a chuck bucket like fear factor, and we always were given ginger ale for the tummy. The only difference i think is less sugar in ginger ale, but not sure. I hope he feels better soon.
    Poor coltin [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2008
  9. GopherBoyFarms

    GopherBoyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    Vancouver WA
    Well, he is sipping 7Up and has puked 2 more times...but it's just liquid now....(that kid must have drank a gallon of milk today).

    Hopefully this is the worst of it.

    Wildsky....the way you explained you with you kids when they are sick...that SO reminds me of my mom. We would be puking all over her, sometime 3 of us at a time, and she never missed a beat....wipe this, hug that, clean this and the whole time smiling saying "I know you feel like you want to die, but you will live through this".

    The puke doesnt bother me, it's just the unknown. I am lucky that Coltin is so healthy, I think the only time he has been in a hospital was when he was born, and for stitches at 2 yrs old. So this is totaly new to me.

    thanks everyone for your help....I feel like a new mom, LOL
  10. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    Quote:[​IMG] I've done the same for my sisters kids, caught puke in my hands, but its a little more difficult for me with strangers kids [​IMG]

    My kids very seldom get sick as well, my son has seen a doctor twice in his life - once at 2 weeks old once at 2 years old. My daughter just once, at 3 months old - just for record purposes.

    Best to just let the body take care of it, and just be there to hold, hug and make better emotionally.


    Go by your instinct - a mothers instinct, when you dig deep down, can't be beat by a medical degree.

    EDIT TO ADD: soda isn't the best option, but if its your only option, put a pinch of sugar in it to get the FIZZ out.
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2008

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