Friday, March 27, 2009

few things I learned this week

It has been a really fun week in my house ( NOT) my daughter caught two stomach flu bugs this week . So lots of laundry, scrubbing floors, disinfecting, cleaning the bathroom, and nursing care.
She is on the mend though so I am thankful. Still not eating solids and doctor recommended that she stay on a bland diet for at least 2 more days. So we are staying in and resting this weekend !!
So what did I learn my pharmacist is a wealth of knowledge so I am thankful to have him. First he said to really watch for dehydration signs and 5 days is too long ! I kept trying to get her to drink water downed juice and crackers , applesauce but she couldnt keep anything down!!!!!!!!
So here is whatelse I learned that for me was eye opening and I wanted to share it. First off any signs of vomitting and diarrhea should always be treated like it could be food poisoning. Which means no meds of any sort at all ride it out for 24 hours. If it is food poisioning you dont want to keep it in you want to get it out and get on the mend. After 24 hours you can take meds and it probably was not food poisioning but the flu. The other thing was when you are first vomitting or diarrhea you have a stomach cramps /pains if they get worse especially within the first 24 hours see a doctor immediately to get looked at.
I did a few things wrong but I tried I wont explain it all here but this was for me a big learning experience!!!!!! I sure hope those tips are helpful !!!!!!!!!!!!

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