J.D. asks from Saint Petersburg, FL on April 10, 2007
I have 2 stepdaughters as well as 2 of my own. When my stepdaughters came down to visit with us on their break and one had pneumonia. She is 10 years old. She took all her antibiotics and seemed fine just got a little winded but was progressing just fine. Last Friday morning around 1 am my 1 year old woke up with a 102 fever and she threw up. I gave her Tylenol and her fever went down and she finally went back to sleep then when she work up she was fine. So Sunday night my 10 year old stepdaughter threw up and I know that a stomach bug is going around. So I figured she just caught it too. Then last night she threw up again. She is only getting sick at night. She is fine during the day. I never had it where she would only get sick at night. Has anyone else experienced this? I don't have my stepdaughters all the time and my other kids are 2 and 1 year old so I have not experienced this before. Any advice you can give would be grateful. Thanks!
C.H. answers from Augusta on April 10, 2007
Theres several things that could cause her to ONLY seem ill at night,one being that when ur up and about when ur sick u tend to feel a little better b/c ur sweating and not focusing on whats hurting you. It could be that there's something she's eating,drinking OR even not eating at night that causes her to vomit. I have personally felt the affects of a full blown cripling stomache virus and no matter how much medicine I could pump in....it was only coming right back out and helping none. If she is sick and vomiting then you need to keep her hydrated and her eating SOMETHING. When me and my husband got sick I was pregnant and my mother in law had to come get my then 3 yr old b/c me nor my husband could move let alone take care of a three yr old. She brought us gatorade and soup. The next morning I woke up and felt great,granted I still had an upset stomache but I went from (sorry for the graphic nature) vomiting WHILE on the toilet...and all that was coming up was stomache acid...so the upset tummy was welcomed. So give her LOTS of fluids and soup..I know it sound conventional but something as simple as nurioushment done more than any medicine ever did.
N.S. answers from Atlanta on April 16, 2007
C. answers from Atlanta on April 11, 2007
Please contact your pediatrician and have her checked out. Don't assume. It's best to be for certain.
B.J. answers from Atlanta on April 11, 2007
My boys had somthing like this once before and my doctor called it dusk to dawn virus. They ate and played all day long but when it would start to get dark they would start to get sick running a fever, throwing up, the whole nine yards that happen several day I finelly had enough and off we went to the doctor and thats what she called it and told me to let it take its course and it would go away.. I kept them full on fluids and food during the day feed them a light supper and hope the mess was limited to the bathroom at night.I also made sure that I got at least a little fever med. in them. Hope this helps and good luck.
K.B. answers from Atlanta on April 11, 2007
My 2 year old got that virus last week and is just now getting over it. i called my doctor and she said that they will run a fever of 102 for 3 to 4 days and vomit and diarhea the virus itself last up to 7 to 10 days. my son just threw up in the morning twice and then after that he had diarhea. dr. says it responds to each child differently. just make sure that she has plenty of fluids. she will get well soon. take care.
D.H. answers from Atlanta on April 11, 2007
This happened to my 3 year old, she was almost 2 years old at the time. She would throw-up while she was sleeping and it never woke her up, I would go into her room in the morning and it would be all over her and the bed. It scared me to death because I didn't understand why she wasn't waking up. The doctor advised me then to give her a bland diet for a couple of days (just in case her stomach was upset even though she felt fine during the day) and to raise the head of her bed because it may be due to nasal drainage. That episode lasted about 5 days and I just learned to turn the monitor up louder so that I could hear her do it and go in to change her clothes and bed. Every morning she would get a bath and be her normal happy self....maybe talk to the pediatrician but if she acts fine and is eating it might not be anything serious.
M. answers from Atlanta on April 11, 2007
That sounds like a stomach bug that went around my house a couple months ago. My 4 1/2 year old son would seem fine all day then wake up at midnight and puke all over his bed. This went for almost 2 weeks off and on. It started with my one year old, then the 4 1/2 y.o,, then my husband, then me, then back to 4 1/2 y.o., back to husband, back to 4 1/2 y.o. Before this my son had never thrown up before so it was just horrible! It is extremely contagious as we were very careful to wash hands, sterilize toys, doorknobs, etc but it still got passed around.