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14/12/2012 at 13:49
G was up being sick in the night and hasnt shown any interest in food much yet today. I;vejust made him beans on toast and he ate a few spoons of beans and a nibble of toast but it looks like too much effort so hes crashed on the sofa again. What do you give a sick child? He is also running a temp and calpol isnt touching it, would you give Neurofen? Im worried about him throwing it up!
14/12/2012 at 13:55
If the calpol isn't reducing his temp I'd be giving the highest dose of calpol and neurofen alternatively.
With regards to food I would let him pick and choose. If he doesn't want anything don't make him anything, if he wants crisps give him them. J was poorly with the sickness bug last weekend and he asked for crisps which I gave him, he also ate toast/toasted muffin, crackers.
Stay away from anything dairy like yoghurts, they tend to curdle in the stomach and make you feel more ill.
Hope he feels better soon, there's so much going around. I was talking to a teacher at E's school this morning and he said there were 95 children off sick yesterday and another 12 were sent home over th course of the day. It was saying on the news how this virus has it early and hit hard so everyone seems to be suffering.
If we'd been vomming my mum used to give us dry food like toast, crackers, or soup.
14/12/2012 at 14:01
Thanks guys - he is slowly (painfully slowly!) eating Hula Hoops! I hate it when my kids are poorly!
14/12/2012 at 14:17
Think it's recommended to give the BRAT diet when they're poorly - Banana, rice, apple (sauce) and toast, although I guess whatever they might actually eat. Hope he's better soon xx
14/12/2012 at 16:09
He's slept twice today, but is now seemingly ok, munching crackers and racing after E!
14/12/2012 at 16:27
I give dry toast and crackers, but mostly if he's being sick I just make sure he's having water as he'll make up for the not eating when he feels better.
I've heard of BRAT too but know that if I'm sick the last thing I can stomach is a banana or apple!!
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