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Crew&West 11-20-2012 09:47 PM

Stomach Flu...week 4...
Okay I need some other mothers insights.

My yds has had the stomach flu for 3 1/2 weeks now, not for 3 1/2 weeks straight, but off and on. Symptoms: vomiting, diarrhea, no appetite, crabby. I haven't noticed a change in his sleeping (unless you count when he wakes up to be sick). He has it for a day or two, is fine for 3-4 days and then has it again, and so on and so on.

Saturday I gave up and finally took him to the DR. They did blood work & strep test... all came back normal. I don't know what else to do...

anyone have thoughts or ideas?! Or is anyone else going through this.. it's a wicked stomach flu that's in our area and it seems to be a pattern with other to come and go after a couple days, but this long???

mibarra 11-20-2012 09:58 PM

Have you tried some probiotics? It might help bring his system back in balance.

Crew&West 11-20-2012 10:02 PM

Re: Stomach Flu...week 4...

Originally Posted by mibarra (Post 15955662)
Have you tried some probiotics? It might help bring his system back in balance.

I tried the Activia yogurt, but he hates the "berries" in it, so I was going to go buy some plain vanilla tomorrow to try. Is there anything else that has it that I can give him?

erin_c_odonnell 11-20-2012 10:03 PM

Re: Stomach Flu...week 4...
Are you sure its not allergic reaction to a food?

Dd3 had this reaction to lactose

mibarra 11-20-2012 11:00 PM

You can buy powder and add to things like yogurt, pudding, and drinks :)

luvsviola 11-20-2012 11:20 PM

Re: Stomach Flu...week 4...
Have you sanitized his tooth brush? Anything that might be recontaminating him?

I would next try eliminating all dairy for a couple days and see if that helps.

We use Florastor, at the advice of DS's pediatric GI, for probiotics. The capsules open, and you can put it in applesauce.

thoennes6 11-21-2012 05:46 PM

Re: Stomach Flu...week 4...
I second the Florastor. We have gotten it before. Ours is not in a capsule it is just a powder in a packet. We had to get it from the Pharmacy but it is over the counter.

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