6mth Old With Diarrea

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laurak - June 22

Hi, I know this is the toddler section but dont know where else to post. I have a 6 month ols baby girl who has had diarrea for 10 days now! I have been to the docs but he just gave me a cream for her bottom and after the 2nd trip some solution to drink. There is no signs of improvement has anyone else been through this? How long did it take to settle, im a worried 1st time mum:(

 

CyndiG - June 22

I don't have a good answer for you, but, after 10 days I would be worried. Just because of dehydration issues. I can't believe your ped isn't. I mean, if I had diarrehea for 10 days I'd be worried about me. Why are babies different in ped's eyes???? From a veteran mom's pov, with our lo's care in general, we have to go with our instincts. If you feel like something isn't right, it probably isn't. Sometimes we have to be adamant with the ped about demanding care for our lo's. Sometimes we even have to diagnose them first before the ped will listen. I hate to say it, but it's true. So, again, go with your instincts. Call your ped back and tell him that you feel like something is wrong and you need him to see your lo again and figure out what's wrong. Tell him you'll camp out if you have to. LOL! Then again, on a much smaller scale, it really may just be a stomach bug. Either way, you'll feel better and your baby will get the best care he deserves. Even if the dr thinks your a real loon. LOL!! :O} Good luck! Let us know what he says.

 

laurak - June 22

Hi CyndiG Yup i know what you are saying! Docs can be useless!! He didnt seem worried though and Aimee isnt dehydrated as yet, ive bin keeping her well hydrated. She isnt really off her food, not as keen on her milk at tho mo but fine with solids. Ill see how she goes over the wk end and if i am still worried ill take her to the hospital direct!! Thanks for your reply, much appreciated xxx

 

kellens mom - June 22

At 12 months of age, dd had a terrible virus that resulted in diarreha. Doc had me take her off of all dairy for 2.5 days. For those two days, she drink liquid jello through a bottle. He told us to also try pedialyte, powerade, seven-up...any clear liquid. I was a bit shocked that she could come off the milk and sustain herself. Then he put us on the BRAT diet. banannas, rice (cereal), applesauce and toast (bland crackers). He said that her poo would never firm up if all she was ingesting was liquids (particularly just jello!). After another 24 hrs, we could give her bottles with half milk and half water. It took her several weeks before her little system was back up and running in proper form (yes, I am talking about firm poo!) Your situation is a bit different in that you lo is so much younger then our dd. I can say that our doc's primary concern was for her to remain hydrated. Off-topic a little: How is that poor bottom? Our dd was so raw that we had to bath her to clean her up. She would scream bloody murder when she knew we were going to change her. Ouch!

 

laurak - June 22

Hi Kellens Mom poor wee thing!! Its awful watching them go through the wars isnt it! Well Aimee bum is doing great! She was given caneston i think it is, for thrush/Viral rashes and worked overnight! I did put her on the BRAT diet myself as i looked on the net for info to help her, my doc didnt tell me about it which is a surprise!! Well this avo Aimee has been much better thanks, not as many poos and getting firmer so fingers crossed shes on the rd to recovery:) Thanks for your reply hun xxxxx

 

kellens mom - June 22

As previously mentioned, it could take a while to get you lo's system back up and running well. The good news is that her system sounds like it is recovering. A lack of frequent poop events is a very good sign. During the recovery period, our dd had some very light colored stools. From what I read, you need not be alarmed because the virus likely eliminated a lot of the natural bile in her system. The absence of bile results in light stool colors. So if she does have some pale stools, they should disappear in a week or so.

 

laurak - June 22

What fab advise, thankyou:) She was producing mucosy, bright yellow stools that was basically like watery jelly but as you mention it they are now like wet cardboard in consistancy and lightly coloured too so im glad you told me about that:) She does seem a lot better in her self, lets hope she carries on. We are all shattered due to the long nights, having to get up all night to change and comfort her etc, its like having a new born again!! Thanks hun xxx

 

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