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erlyjo 05-05-2012 12:56 PM

My DS has a tummy ache :(
He will stop playing, hunch over and grab his tummy and say "ow, ow, ow". What can I give him to help calm his tummy? He's also a VERY picky eater, which makes it hard. All he wants is milk, but I'm not sure that's the best thing to give s kid with a belly ache.

MDever 05-05-2012 01:01 PM

Re: My DS has a tummy ache :(
Is this your 2yo? When was the last time he had a bm? Any fever or tenderness when you touch the belly?

erlyjo 05-05-2012 01:11 PM

Yes, it's my little man. He's had diarrhea all day (several times already), no fever, and I can't really tell if his tummy is tender or not. He'll be fine for a while, playing like normal, then all the sudden he doubles over and starts crying. I'm just not sure what might be a good food to give him since he is really picky. I know there's probably not anything I can give him medicine-wise to help, but I want to help him feel better! Poor baby...

MDever 05-05-2012 01:16 PM

Re: My DS has a tummy ache :(
I would skip the milk until the loose stool stops. Poor guys sounds like he has a bug for sure. Will he lick a popsicle?

erlyjo 05-05-2012 01:18 PM

I'll try. He usually doesn't like how cold they are, but maybe he'll go for it today. It's pretty hot out.

EmilytheStrange 05-05-2012 01:19 PM

Sounds like how I've felt for the past few days. And nothing helps :(

I have been trying to stay hydrated, so make sure he's drinking. Milk is fine - it might help his bowels actually. Offer apple sauce, toast/pancakes, etc. but he might not have much of an appetite. I have eaten so little over the past 3 days.

My DD had horrible diarrhea the first day I was sick and fine since, so hopefully your LO will recover quickly like she did. She has had only a tiny appetite like me though.

MDever 05-05-2012 01:20 PM

Re: My DS has a tummy ache :(
Maybe a warmish bath? Sometimes they will relax in the water. Just beware of poopy surprises in the tub sometimes it works too well kwim:chuckle:

Buxterboo 05-05-2012 03:15 PM

Re: My DS has a tummy ache :(
Maybe some gatoraid (tastes good and will keep him hydrated). I don't know if it is recommend for kids, but maybe ask a pharmacist if he can have something like mylanta. I know they make kids anti diarrhea medicine (ask pharmacist).
Good luck, I hope he feels better soon

erlyjo 05-05-2012 04:44 PM

Re: My DS has a tummy ache :(
Well, after an almost 4 hour nap, he woke up with a fever of 101.5. :(

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