(Closed) Toddler not feeling well — when should dehydration become a big concern?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

What time is it there? When you pinch her skin, does it spring back right away? How does the inside of her mouth look? Last time she peed how was the colour?

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

You need to get some fluids in her. Get some pedialite; the infant one, and see if she will take that. If not, take her to the doctor. It is better to be safe than sorry. Keep an eye on her fever too. It can spike really fast when they are little.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

If you feel dehydration is possible please don’t hesitate to take her to the ER. It’s better to be safe (I know the ER is not fun for anyone). Also even if she is slightly dehydrated no matter how many fluids you give her at home it’s going to be hard for her to rehydrate herself.

My nephew was in for dyhrdration when he was younger and it happens sooooo fast. I was also taken to the ER after being sick. While I was still drinking I was not hydrating. When I arrived at they ER they told my parents that my organs were already starting to shut down. I was 18 at the time so imagine how fast these things can happen to a little one. I’m not trying to scare you, just saying these things can happen to anyone, and I know you know that working in the hospital and all. I hope she feels better soon!

 

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

@MadiLove918: That’s rough. If her throat is hurting, she will probably need some antibiotics to help clear it up. I hope the nurse calls you back very soon.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Our triage rule for going to the ER- 2 or less wet diapers in a day.  If you call the consulting nurses that’s what they’ll tell you, but without evaluating your child we can’t know for sure.  That’s why always advise a call to the pediatricians office!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@MadiLove918: Again I hope she feels better soon and try to stay calm (I know it’s hard sometimes)

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I was just in this EXACT situation last week with my 19 month old daughter–so I know exactly the panic you’re thinking off right now! “Am I the neurotic mother if I take her in, or am I the horrible mother for not?”  I called her peds office and they said it had been going around, and that not eating was not cause for concern as long as she was taking in fluids.  Her dr said the big sign to look for was no tears when crying and general attitude.  I’ve heard from several in the pediatric med field that how the child is acting is always the best indicator–of course if she’s not feeling well she’s going to be fussy but it’s when they are start acting lathargic and dazed that you really need to worry.

But the not peeing for 12 hours is a little worrisome, so unfortunately I got no more advice except to wait for her dr to call back. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I was busy cleaning – and just checked back, but based on the length of time I am very very glad you decided to take her in to the hospital. I hope everything is okay.

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Glad to hear it.  Your daughter highlights why I use 24 hour urine output instead of 8 hours. 🙂

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