First Time Mom With Sick Baby Need Advise Please

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Leslie_91 - June 7

Good Morning Moms….I need help again. I had recently posted about my ds who squirms all the time during sleep and as it turns out he does have an ear infection. Daycare sent him home Monday with a temp of 103. I took him to the doctor and they put him on Amoxicillin and Tylenol for the fever. Every single time I have given him the medicine (both the antibiotic and Tylenol) he has vomited. I have tried it on an empty stomach, right after the bottle, even putting the meds in the bottle…no luck. I took him back to the doctor on Tuesday and they gave him a shot of the antibiotics and Tylenol suppositories…but STILL he has thrown up every bottle so now I'm not sure what the heck is causing it. I'm so worried he is becoming dehydrated….and he isn't sleeping at all and is incredibly fussy…so my questions are: are ear infections usually this bad and cause them this much grief….and could he possibly be allergic to one of the medicines? Just wondering if anyone has experienced anything like this….I'm at the point to where I honestly don't know what else to do. Thanks!!

 

Rabbits07 - June 7

Some children throw up simply from the ear infection. none of mine ever have, but my sister's son always throws up when he has an ear infection. With a baby that little (15 weeks?) I would definitely give the doctor's office a call back and let them know that he is not keeping anything down. Babies that little can get dehydrated really quick. They make phenergan suppositories....I'm not sure what the age specifications are on them, but you may want to ask your dr. about them. My son had a really bad virus when he was a year old and we used them. Being allergic to the med is also a possibility...is he still taking the oral? Ear infections can be rough on them, especially the first time and also him being so young. On the more optimistic side, statistics show that 2 out of 3 children will experience an ear infection before age 3..hopefully your baby has that over with. Keep us posted on how he's doing.

 

Kelleyb - June 7

My son had a similar experience when he was sick this past winter. He kept throwing up each time I gave antibiotics. My Dr. had me just give him pedialyte for a day. I forget the amounts, but I think I had to give him like 2 tbl spoons every 20 minutes for first hour. If that stayed down then I gave him 3 ounces every 1/2 hour for an hour. If that stayed down then I would gave him it when he seemed hungry. THis was to ensure that he was not getting dehydrated. The next day, I began giving him 1/2 pedialyte mixed with 1/2 formula. That really seemed to work. Try that.

 

Sarahsmommy - June 7

I would agree with Rabbits07n to call he pedi especially if you think your LO is getting dehydrated. That can be extremly serious in little ones, and I wouldn't try the pedilyte until consulting with you pedi (Sorry Kelleyb)

 

Kelleyb - June 7

No need to apologize sarahsmommy but Pedialyte will not harm a baby. It's sole purpose is to prevent dehydrate from vomitting. I do think you, Lesli, should call and ask your ped. if he/she thinks pedialyte is worth using and if so, directions on using it. Much luck to you.

 

Kelleyb - June 7

I wanted to add that Pedialyte is not a cure all, it's just to prevent dehydration. SOrry to be so lengthy. Again, good luck to you Leslie and I hope your little one feels better soon.

 

Leslie_91 - June 7

Thank you all for your responses. I have called the peds office and they are seeing him again today. I will ask about the Pedialyte and the Phenergan suppositories! I will keep you posted. Thanks again!

 

Kim L - June 8

Hi Leslie: Definitely continue on whatever track your ped suggests - but you might also want to try giving him drops of b___stmilk in each ear. Sounds weird I know! Check out this article from mothering magazine: http://www.mothering.com/articles/new_baby/b___stfeeding/walking-medicine-chest.html..........there's also a link in the article ent_tled "more ways to use b___stmilk". I don't know if it all works, but it sounds like it certainly couldn't hurt to try!

 

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