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My 16 month old grandson had strep throat was rehydrated.

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Dr. Olgeta Xhufka

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Posted on Mon, 18 Feb 2019 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: My 16 month old grandson had strep throat was rehydrated. In hospital over a week. Won't eat or drink. Had laparoscopy, upper and lower G I scope. False positive for C dif. Now has e coli in stomach. Throws up about once a day. Some red blood in fluid. Getting Flagyl in I v. How do we get him on the road to recovery and eating and drinking again?
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
You can give him crackers and sticks first.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor service.
I read your query and here is my advice.

I am sorry to hear this from your grandson. Since he is not eating and drinking and is also vomiting doctor should give him intravenous fluids to keep him hydrated.
When he starts to get a bit better you can try to give him crackers, toast, sticks.
You can give him this finger food on hand and make it more funny.
Then give him clear water and broths.
Don't use too much fruit juices especially apple and pear.
Don't give him diary products, fatty foods and high fibre foods.

Giving him anti nausea drugs is not advisable.
Hope I have answered the question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Olgeta Xhufka 2 hours later
Thank you. He won't eat much. I asked if his throat is irritated from all the procedures. Could the crackers help get the e coli back into his intestine? He has been on I v for a week. Getting nutrients through there, too. No more fever. What if he still won't eat?
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Introduce food gradually.

Detailed Answer:
Hello again dear .
He should be introduced food gradually. The e crackers doesn't help to get e coli back in intestine.
The metronidazole is right treatment and he will soon get cured.
Please introduce food gradually to him.
There is no possibility that he won't eat.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Olgeta Xhufka 39 minutes later
Thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Wish him good health.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Wishing him good health.
Best regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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