Diseases

Baby gastroenteritis: the testimony of a patient

Claire, 31, like many young mothers, could not detect the dehydration of her little Roman. She gives us her testimony ...

Your child had to be hospitalized for diarrhea. How did that happen?

What a horrible memory! My baby was four months old, it came at once. He had been going to the daycare for about a fortnight (it was February) and all of a sudden he began to get diarrhea. As it is my first baby, I was not very aware, and at first I thought it was normal ... or that it did not matter. But it's going fast, very fast. He had very liquid stools that spilled out of his bed, he cried, he vomited all his bottles. He was really bad. And then, in a few hours, he became quite weird: he was not smiling anymore, he was very soft, I saw that he had changed his behavior, but I did not think he was dehydrated. Not so fast. I gave him some coke to drink, it passed a little ... the rest, he vomited. So we ended up panicking with my husband, and he was taken to the emergency room.

He was hospitalized ...

Yes, quickly. Me, I was completely panicked, I had the impression that he was going to die, but when I arrived, the doctors immediately saw what he had. They told me they were used to it, they reassured me. They simply gave him a rehydration solution to drink. It's funny because, with me, he could not absorb anything, and there, he took the bottle well. He was given very small quantities, but very often. And it was surprising: he clung to the bottle, with his little hands. We could tell he felt that it was good for him, and we did not need to ask him a gastric tube. Doctors told me that's what we would do if he refused bottles, but it was not worth it. He came out of the hospital six hours later, but I can tell you that since then, I still have this liquid in my pharmacy!

Want to react, share your experience or ask a question? Appointment in our FORUMS Babies or A doctor answers you!


Popular Posts

Category Diseases, Next Article

Kidney disease: the symptoms - Diseases
Diseases

Kidney disease: the symptoms

For many years, there are no symptoms. That's why more than a third of patients with chronic kidney disease seek out a nephrologist (the kidney disease specialist) only at a very advanced stage of the disease, and most do not know not that they carry this pathology. Some patients with chronic kidney disease may nevertheless experience different symptoms such as: excessive fatigue during an effort, a lack of appetite, a need to urinate several times a night
Read More
Furuncle: the complications - Diseases
Diseases

Furuncle: the complications

Rarely a boil can become dangerous and expose to certain complications. The occurrence of fever and / or the presence of lymph nodes (adenopathies) sign a loco-regional invasion, or general with a risk of sepsis. A boil accompanied by fever must have a doctor consulted promptly. It is necessary to treat the infection seriously with antibiotics and to monitor the patient
Read More
Syphilis: The exams - Diseases
Diseases

Syphilis: The exams

To make the diagnosis of syphilis, various biological examinations must be prescribed. At the stage of chancre: a sample will show the pale treponema under the microscope. A blood test will look for anti-treponema antibodies: there are several tests, the most reliable being the TPHA and the VDRL. Serology becomes positive only 15 days after the appearance of chancre
Read More
Dental erosion: Treatments - Diseases
Diseases

Dental erosion: Treatments

It should be known that this dental erosion is irreversible, in other words, it will not be possible to recover the deteriorated enamel. After the dentist has diagnosed the problem, the dentist can first give advice to stop this erosion after having identified the responsible factor (s), and possibly giving advice to avoid tooth decay by brushing
Read More