2 Year Old up at Night, Vomiting. Just the Flu and Upset Tummy?

Updated on March 11, 2008
J. asks from Skokie, IL
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My daughter was up at midnight, calling my name and throwing up everywhere. Noodles and clementines, all over the place. I know it's probably just upset stomach, as she doesn't have a fever, I can her her stomach turning, has been burping some and has spit up a few times. Any advice for the "up all night with an upset stomach" blues?

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answers from Chicago on

I agree to keep her hydrated but do wait to give her something to drink after vomiting. I would also be very careful as to how much you give her. After vomiting wait 30 minutes then give her a few sip of clear fluid (apple juice or pedialyte) No orange juice or similiar drinks with too much acidity. Then if she is able to keep that down give her a little more after another 30 minutes increasing the sips as you go. As long as she is sipping something she will be fine. But if sipping is causing her to vomit more that is worse. Make sure she goes to the bathroom at least six times through out the whole day or if in diaper six wet (don't have to be soaken, just wet) diapers a day. If throwing up I usually keep a bowl bedside and sleep in the room so I can catch it. Otherwise my trying to make it from my room in time even with the bowl next to her i was always late. If she is throwing up for more than a day and it doesn't seem to be going away I would go see the doctor.
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answers from Chicago on

We went through this a few weeks ago. Grab a garbage bag, and if possible, just rock hold her and rock with her, or have her lay in your bed with you. My son couldn't sleep on his own - we were up every 1/2 hour or so, but when either my husband or me held him, or just laid by him, he seemed to be able to sleep a little better. If she continues vomiting, try not to give her anything to drink until she's gone at least 1/2 hour to an hour without vomiting - otherwise it'll just keep coming back up. It's going to be a long night!! Good luck!



answers from Chicago on

Aww, poor thing. I hope she is feeling better soon.

We camp out in the bathroom when their tummies are upset or they're vomiting. lots of blankets, towels on the floor, her pillow, a flat warm coke, and water.

I let them sleep leaning on me, in front of the toilet, I hold their hair back, wipe their head with a wash cloth, clean their face up, just anything to keep them comfortable. I can always drink more coffee if I'm tired, so I dont really worry about me. I have always given a regular coke or water when the vomiting is repeated like this. Coke is supposed to help settle a stomach. either way, it keeps their blood sugar from dropping too much. our family has issues with that. small sips, just enough to wet the tongue, every 5-10 minutes. fluids is very important - dehydration sets in quick.

I recently had vomited about 6 times, and then needed to go to the hospital where they tried many times to give me an IV - and because I was 'severely dehydrated' the nurse said, it was nearly impossible to get a catheter in my vein. I am an adult, about 130 lbs, and was classified as 'severely dehydrated' after vomiting 6 times...

good luck - hope she's feeling better soon :(

p.s. without a fever, i would have to assume it is just an intestinal bug. there's no such thing as 24 hour flu, could also be something she ate...



answers from Chicago on

Sorry to hear she is not feeling well. I always stay close and have buckets and towels ready for action. Most importantly, push liquids. I wouldn't worry about food, mostly just liquids. I give my kids Propel, Gatorade, Pedialite and ton of popcicles. She probably just has a 24 hour thing but you don't want her to get dehydrated. Good luck!



answers from Chicago on

Hi J. I would pump her full of pedialyte the next few days so she isn't dehydrated. Hope she feels better.

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