Quoting crazy coupon lady:" <blockquote><b>Quoting xrawrr:</b>" Yes my son is 5 1/2 months old and a couple weeks ... [snip!] ... a bottle after water and after 1 bite of a Gerber puff. And a few other times. I called back and the.Dr said no pedialyte"
why did they say no pedialyte? other than the not peeing, that sounds exactly like what my son had. he straight up refused his bottle 90% of the time, and when he actually would eat he would just throw it up right away. he developed a rash, and he had a fever. only thing is he was still peeing regularly. even tylenol didnt seem to be helping him much. took him to the dr and they said it sounds like a virus, and to have him on pedialyte for 24 hours.
it made him feel so much better almost right away. he wasnt eating, because i assume the formula was too heavy for his upset tummy. the pedialyte is basically water so it was way lighter and easier for him to keep down. after a couple hours he was already noticeably better. after the 24 hours his fever was gone, he had stopped throwing up almost completely (he has a naturally sensitive stomach and since the day he was born has thrown up when he eats but his throwing up went back to what it normally is), he seemed more upbeat and happy like he usually is.
obviously pedialyte isnt some magical substance that cures sick children, and after that 24 hours im sure the virus had just passed by then but the pedialyte helped keep him hydrated since he wasnt eating and absolutely helped him to feel better until it passed.