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3 year old vomitting.

Most likely mybkid got the stomach flu from another kid at the daycare. It might be uncomfortable and inconvenience to us but why the grandparents freaking out? They want us to take the kid to the emergency at the hospital. Kids are stronger than you think. What is your experience?
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My kid went though the same thing. Just went to the family doctor on the first or second day, and then a check up 9 days later. As parents, you know how your child acts day to day and you will know if something if off. However grandparents always want to "play it safe" It's free for doctors to check, so why not. That's their mentality.
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Usually one day not a big deal, after that is concern for dehydration. Call telehealth and let them tell you what to do if you don't want to wait in emergency department.
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Keep him hydrated and once he has not vomited for several hours, I would slowly introduce any of banana, applesauce, rice or toast. If after several hours, the kid has not vomited, I'd increase it.

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Kids get stomach bugs and puke, it's normal. Some people overreact, not just grandparents, some parents overreact and rush to the ER for every tiny thing.

You know your kid. Is he himself, other than the puking? Is he willing to drink? Will he still play at least a little bit? If yes to all those, he's probably fine, but that will be your call to make and only you can make it.

When my son is sick, he'll still run around and play. He's a bit slower, but you often wouldn't know he's sick, until he pukes. The one exception was when he had croup. That really took a lot out of him and resulted in 2 trips to the ER. The first was needed to get steroids to help with his breathing. The 2nd visit was just me overreacting, but when your kid is fighting for air, it's easy to overreact.
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cristianosham wrote: Most likely mybkid got the stomach flu from another kid at the daycare. It might be uncomfortable and inconvenience to us but why the grandparents freaking out? They want us to take the kid to the emergency at the hospital. Kids are stronger than you think. What is your experience?
Just give him fluids.

Water, Pedialyte and maybe popsicles/freezies if kid's not taking the water or pedialyte in liquid form. Avoid juices.
If he gets a fever or gets super cranky (due to discomfort), you can give Tylenol or Advil for children.
It'll go away in a few days.

Father of 4 who've dealt with kids of throwing up in bed, on the couch, in the car, and various other places.
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Our experience is that you can totally see why people say "First time parent I see" to parents. While not always true, and annoying as hell when you hear it, you can look back and see it. Guess who over reacted the first time our child had a fever?

Now that we have more experience we rarely even take our children to the doctor outside their regular appointments and the follow ups the doctor offers at that time. We start with the appropriate medicine, give them rest/fluids/easily digestible foods, and it's been a success. You learn the signs from your kids - for example our one child usually perks up mid way through the day and starts to have fun at home and wants to keep playing. In a way you say "We have been hustled" but truthfully we all have days we are run down but when we are older we recognize we have to still suck it up and go.

You know your child best and you'll figure out what should be done. Others will do different things and that's fine.
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Vomitting ended, back to daycare to come back with coughing and runny nose. Read online these may take days or weeks to stop.
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Been coughing for 2 days night and keeping him awake at night. A cool mist steamer is on in his room.
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cristianosham wrote: Been coughing for 2 days night and keeping him awake at night. A cool mist steamer is on in his room.
Sounds like your kid is new at daycare. When my kids were new at daycare, it was runny nose for 2 months straight and seemed like a fever every other week. You can also tell which were the new ones as they're the ones with the runny nose.

As for grand parents, yep they panic all the time. The baby doctor warned us that the grandparents will worry when the kids eat blueberries because of the dark poop that comes out. Sure enough we got a call advising us there is something wrong with my kid's poop.

For coughs, we've had coughs that lasted 3 weeks. To help them through the night, we did ginger lemon tea with honey. Just make sure they rinse their mouth after to prevent cavities.
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Day cares are gem factories . Kids come in sick all the time . Parents medicate the kids to hide symptoms so the day care does not refuse the kid . Kids touch each others toys all day . It actually works out for the kids later . As their immune system gets exposed to different germs .

You have some great advice here . From hydrating to starting food slowly .
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Telehealth is probably your best bet. Get care from nurses over the phone. Something minor like this is no need for great concern to go to the ER.

Follow up with telehealth if conditions worsen or don't improve.
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pfbmgd wrote: Day cares are gem factories . Kids come in sick all the time . Parents medicate the kids to hide symptoms so the day care does not refuse the kid . Kids touch each others toys all day . It actually works out for the kids later . As their immune system gets exposed to different germs .

You have some great advice here . From hydrating to starting food slowly .
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