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Child has diarrhea. Worried about dehydration. What to do?

I have a 10 week old who has had 10 or so diarrhea yellow leak out of diaper everywhere poops in the past 24 hours , with the last two pretty much shooting out liquid. We have a doc appt in the am. but I fear of dehydration by then or does it take a bit longer. He seems very tired but I imagine he is exhausted from the day of pooping and fussing. He is still smiling and looking around when awake. Just worried I won t get any sleep tonight or him from me shaking him every hour. WHAT TO DO?
Asked On : Sat, 17 Nov 2012
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You need to take him to ER if you don`t get the appointment soon.

Small infants will be easily dehydrated if they continue to purge at this rate of 10 loose stools per day and if they do not take anything orally.
His Tiredness and Exhaustion suggest that he is dehydrated. So its a must that you see a doctor as soon as possible.
Have a check on his frequency of urination. If very less, it suggests severe dehydration.

You may need to stop formula milk temporarily. If you are breast feeding him, continue to do so.
After seeing his hydration status, the doctor will advise admission for intravenous fluids or advise Oral rehydration solutions.

Please visit ER at the earliest.
Hope my answer helps you.
Answered: Sat, 17 Nov 2012
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