So, DS2 had a bad bout with SEVERE diarrhea. They called it acute gastroenteritis. He spent five days pooping every hour if not more. He also had a fever between 102-103, and became slightly dehydrated. The doctors feared he'd end up in the hospital because he was so sick. :( We avoided that, and he has started having more normal poops finally. However, he is still pretty dumpy, for lack of a better word. He will play for 15 minutes, sleep for 2 hours. Which I realize is good for him. What I'm wondering is if we should be doing anything more? I know the diarrhea can really upset their poor digestive track. We have given him some yogurt to try to replace some of the bacteria. Anything else you can think of that will help him perk up some more?
Just let him sleep. Sleep is your body's best defense for infection.
I have been letting him sleep as much as he wants, and nurse when he wants as well. He's not really wanting solids again yet, but we have gotten some yogurt into him, and some tater tot casserole tonight (just some veggies, ground turkey, and cream of mushroom)
<blockquote><b>Quoting Allissa Specht:</b>" I have been letting him sleep as much as he wants, and nurse when he wants as well. He's not really wanting ... [snip!] ... gotten some yogurt into him, and some tater tot casserole tonight (just some veggies, ground turkey, and cream of mushroom)"</blockquote>
How old is he? Have you heard of Yakkult? Is like a super probiotic drink and its not nearly as thick as yogurt. I wonder if that would be a better option? That shit is so potent it knocked out my thrush in like, 2 days!
He is 9 1/2 months old, thought I'd put that in my original post sorry!
<blockquote><b>Quoting Allissa Specht:</b>" He is 9 1/2 months old, thought I'd put that in my original post sorry!"</blockquote>
I'd try the Yakkult and see if it helps faster than the yogurt and see if he can handle it better.
I will look for it! He handles yogurt, just has no appetite besides for boob right now. :( He is still pretty pale and has big dark circles under his ees.
Lol my boys are obsessed with yakult, they call them little milks.
But yeah I agree it would be lighter on his tummy rather than yogurt and way more potent.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Allissa Specht:</b>" I will look for it! He handles yogurt, just has no appetite besides for boob right now. :( He is still pretty pale and has big dark circles under his ees."</blockquote>
Poor baby. :( yeah if he doesn't have an appetite that would be a better option because it's just a super tiny little drink. It's no mor than an ounce and a half per serving.
Thanks! I will definitely have to look for it. His bowel movements are still mucousy so I know his belly still isn't normal.
How is yakkult different from kefir if you know?
Neverming...I looked it up..LOL
We use kefir here....all the time, my kids LOVE it.
Although you don't necessarily require probiotics for healthy living, you may benefit from consuming good bacteria, MayoClinic.com says. These microorganisms are usually naturally occurring in the digestive tract and drinking a probiotic beverage can help replenish lost amounts after an illness or course of antibiotics -- it may even help to regulate your digestive tract. There are several probiotic dairy drinks available in your local supermarket.
Kefir is a fermented milk drink that contains several beneficial bacterial strains, including Streptococcus lactis, Lactobacilli and Saccharomyces kefir, according to Glenn Gibson in the book "Food Science and Technology Bulletin." Kefir has a long-standing use in several cultures, including Middle Eastern and Meditteranean to treat upset stomach, constipation, diarrhea and yeast infections, Gibson says. Unlike yogurt, kefir has a yeast-bacteria content that makes it effective in treating several conditions.
DanActive is a dairy-based probiotic drink that contains Bifidus regularis, which helps to promote digestive regularity in those who persistently consume the beverage. According to Gary Huffnagle and Sarah Wernick in their book "The Probiotics Revolution," DanActive yogurt drinks contain 10 billion bacteria per 3.3-oz. bottle. This includes L. casei, L. bulgaricus and S. thermophilus, which are bacterial strains that help digestion.
Yakult is a yogurt probiotic drink introduced in Japan in 1935, according to Huffnagle and Wernick. ScienceDaily reports that Yakult helped improve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome by countering small intestinal bacterial overgrowth that aggravated symptoms. Yakult contains Lactobacillus casei and Bifidobacterium. There are approximately 6.5 billion bacteria per 2.2-oz. bottle, Huffnagle and Wernick say.