Help! This is more like an ONGOING stomach bug than a recurring one. I feel very discouraged, b/c all of my effort at medicating does not seem to be helping!!
My DS will be one yo this Friday. Last weekend both my guys had a throwing-up stomach bug. The 3 yo ds's rolled right into a nasty cold (eye infection, ear infection, bronchitis). But my little guy has had diarrhea all week. He does not go too frequently (between 2-4 times a day) but when he does, it is BAD. He also threw up again last night. He is losing weight and I feel awful for him. For the first couple days, he didn't want to eat much at all. Now he acts hungry, but it just all comes right out one way or the other if he does eat.
I've been trying the BRAT diet, and I have also been giving him slippery elm 4 times a day (in a tiny bit of molasses and water). Oh, and I have been giving him probiotics in mashed bananas or a spoonful of yogurt as well as putting some up his bum, trying to colonize both ends of his tract.
How much should I let/encourage him to eat? Are there other herbs or treatments I am missing?? Would you take yours to the doc for this??