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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: Ernestine | 2008/01/11

Q.

Nausea and vomiting but no diarrhea

My nephew has not been able to eat any solids or drink any fluids since 1/01/08 everytime he does he vomits. He went to hospital and they put him on a drip then sent him home with some rehydrate. The situation is still the same and the hospital keeps sending him home with rehydtrat. They have taken blood samples and that came back clear, now he has blood in his stool and they are still sending him back with rehydrat he is weak and complains of chest pains. The Paeds I have called will only have a slot for him either the 21 or 22 Jan. Please help if you can.

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Your nephew sounds very ill especially now that he has blood in his stools. He could have an illness such as typhoid or possibly a severe gastro infection with a bacteria called camplobacter. In any case it is essential for him to be seen and treated in a hospital as he will become dehydrated if he continues to vomit and does not take in enough fluid. Please take him to your nearest paediatric emergency unit even if this means taking him to your nearest provincial hospital.

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Posted by: MOM | 2008/01/11

This sounds serious. I would call every pead you can find in your area and get one to see him as soon as possible. BE persistent and call every day to see if they have an opening. What did the pead at the hospital say? Waiting till the 21 or 22 Is too long. If you explain to the pead that this is an emergency I am sure they will see him.Good luck

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