I have a daughter named Chelsea thats just finish turning 1yrs old (07/09/06). Chelsea has been a vomiting baby since birth but no doctors were worried about her vomiting.
Since 6 months old we have tried giving her baeuer's natural medicines of stomach calm and the colic relief. The medicines worked sometimes but as she got older it didnt have any effect to her.
Chelsea recently went to hospital about 3 weeks ago with a cold with runny nose, very bad coughing, not weeing much at all, and with very bad vomiting (she vomited every bottle and every solids we gave her). The hospital just said its a viral infection but she'll be fine. The doctors were only worried about trying to keep her fluids down and not worried about her weeing and her coughing. The doctors gave her some hydralyte to stop the vomiting (which she even vomited that up too). They kept Chelsea in hospital for 2/3 days.
On friday Chelsea caught another cold with runny nose, lightly dry chesty cough and very bad vomiting (she vomited every bottle, solids and even the nurofen panadal plus extras that was in her stomach).
On Sunday (yesterady) I took her to see a doctor and the doctor said its just another viral infection. He also said if i think she gets worse take her to the hospital. So sunday night I took her to a different hospital and only deals with childrens. They said its just bad reflux with a viral infection but all they did was gave her the hydralyte drink again (but this time the hydralyte drink stayed down. This time they sent her home.
I did check out the RISA reflux website and by the sounds of it chelsea has reflux. As Chelsea does these:
Vomiting, posseting or regurgitation;
refusal to feed or only taking a small amount despite being hungry
pulling away and arching their back
crying during or after feeds
displaying a fear of food or unwillingness to eat
catnapping (10 min to 1hr) during the day
frequent night waking (though some refluxers do sleep well at night)
easily disturbed from sleep sometimes
Congestion, ‘snuffling’ or appearing to have a cold
Recurrent ear, throat or sinus infections
Gagging themselves (using their hand/fist/fingers)
Should I still be worried, if so what can i do?
Kerri - 22yrs old, Chelsea 20 months old