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Recurrent vomiting post traumatic fracture of femur - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi this is Dr XXX
User :   My daughter broker her femur yesterday
Doctor :   how may i help u today?
User :   She is in a his spica and was given morphine.
Doctor :   oh , im so sorry to know that
Doctor :   can u tell me her age?
User :   Today she can't sleep and jumps up when falling asllep
User :   She's 2
Doctor :   ok
User :   Is this a Sid effect of the morphine
User :   Side effect
Doctor :   has she been given enough medicines to relieve the pain
User :   We were not given any pain meds
User :   Only tylenol
Doctor :   No morphine, usually relieves the pain, and causes sedation, which can cause sleep
Doctor :   i guess, your daughter is in a lot of pain, and her pain meds are not adequate
User :   This started happening about 8 hours later and has been consistent throughout
Doctor :   if they are adequate, she would sleep well, and eat well
User :   She's not in that much pain when awake it's only when she falls asleep that she jolts up screaming and crying
Doctor :   has she been posted for some kind of corrective surgery? Is she currently in the hospital ?
Doctor :   is she still recieving the morphine drip? OR only oral TYLENOL?
User :   No surgery needed. Cast for 4 weeks
User :   Only oral tylenol
Doctor :   OK, SO SHE IS AT HOME, AND ON ORAL TYLENOL, is that right ?
Doctor :   ok
User :   No morphine only before the cast placement. Yes at home only oral Tylenol.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is she having her feeds ? and responsive normally?
User :   Could this be an allergic reaction?
User :   Responsive yes, doesn't want to eat and vomits up everything
Doctor :   ok
User :   Including liquids are vomitted
Doctor :   these are reactions due to pain, as when she sleeps and movement of leg occurs, she may wake up in pain.
User :   Even when just falling asleep?
User :   What don you recommend?
Doctor :   if she is vomiting incessantly, and if there is any distension in her belly? ....
Doctor :   has she passed stools today or since she came home ?
User :   She vomits after intake so shell ask for water and vomit liquid 5 minutes later
User :   Yes stools 2 since home
User :   Is liquid Tylenol a good pain reliever
Doctor :   yes, but it needs to be given recurrently to relieve the pain
Doctor :   and since she is vomiting, probably the medicine is not getting absorbed
Doctor :   is her bellly distended?
User :   Distended?
Doctor :   swollen i mean?
User :   I don't know because of the cast it's up to the belly
Doctor :   i would suggest that to relieve the vomiting, she may need some antiemetics, that would need a doctors prescription
User :   Thank you
Doctor :   i hope i have solved ur query
Doctor :   thank you for consulting me
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