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PLEASE HELP! Sick kid. Cruise leaves tomorrow.

Discussion in 'Coping and Compassion' started by DCLMOM13, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. faithtrustpixie

    faithtrustpixie Mouseketeer

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    Absolutely get her to a hospital right away. Grab your purse, grab a blanket and call the front desk and tell them you need to take her to the hospital now.

    You are doing a great job with her and holding it together the best you can but you should not try to figure out what is medically the best for her.

    Go now. Let us know what happens when you can in a few days but do not waste any more time posting and deciding what to do. Go to the hospital.
     
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  3. SnipsNSnails

    SnipsNSnails DIS Veteran

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    My son had it for about a week over Thanksgiving, just when I thought he'd stopped throwing up, he'd start again. I second all those that are saying take her to the ER or Urgent Care. After they start to get dehydrated it's harder for them to keep things down and it snowballs. My son didn't have to be admitted because we took him to the Urgent care before he was so bad that he needed to be admitted. He was a different kid after they gave him the IV. He was miserable before but his color came back and he started talking again. They also gave him chewable Zofran and that helped us get over the hump and get him keeping stuff down again. Hugs! I'm so sorry that this happened to you!
     
  4. honeymo78

    honeymo78 Don't dream it, be it

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    And if you don't think she is stable enough for a cab ride, Disney will call an ambulance. DH has experienced that service firsthand.
     
  5. Zeppelin

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    sorry to hear this on so many fronts...
     
  6. TLSnell1981

    TLSnell1981 Tiny bubbles... make me happy... make me feel fine

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    No more than a sip at a time, until she can tolerate it. Start with an ounce every 15 minutes. Pushing too much will cause more vomiting.

    If your child has no tears when crying or hasn't urinated in 8 hours and a dry mouth, they may need to be treated for dehydration.
    You are still contagious for up to 14 days AFTER recovery.
     
  7. IBelieveInTheMagic

    IBelieveInTheMagic DIS Veteran

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    Aww - so sorry it's not improved and what you're going through. I agree - sounds like she needs to be treated at the hospital and I hope you all recover soon!

    I know it's really hard - knowing how much you wanted this vacation and worked for it - but DCL will be there waiting for you next time. I truly hope you get it all worked out! :goodvibes

    Hang in there,
    Heather
     
  8. lbgraves

    lbgraves Little Cinderella's Mommy

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    Relieved to hear that you didn't try to go to the port this morning. All I could think is how would you get back to the resort or where would you stay at the port since you would likely be denied boarding if you answered the questions on the health form honestly. I hope that a doctor is able to help your DD today.

    After you find out what is wrong and get their advice, I would contact DCL and update them. Depending on the diagnosis, it might be possible for DCL to transfer you to the next cruise. You would have to get your return flights changed, but that would be better than just returning home and "losing" the cost of the flights. Hopefully in a few days both you and your DD will be feeling better and be rested.
     
  9. speakupjc

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    Hang in there! I agree with everyone else that you should have her checked for dehydration. It is serious as I found out from personal experience. Hope your child is better soon!
     
  10. davedmaine

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    Go to a hospital. Worry about your refund later.
     
  11. bahacca

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    This is the best advice I've seen. I wouldn't have thought to try to get on the next cruise to save the airfare. Yes, you may need to pay a $50-150 fee per ticket to change the flight(although if you tell them your issue a nice rep may take pity on you and be thankful you aren't exposing a flight full of people to this), but that is WAY better than having to pay for 2 more tickets to and from FL.
     
  12. TLSnell1981

    TLSnell1981 Tiny bubbles... make me happy... make me feel fine

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    Unfortunately, the child will probably still be contagious.

    Also, hand sanitizers are pretty useless against viruses. You need soap and water.
     
  13. AudreyKThompson

    AudreyKThompson Disney Diva

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    Actually, neither of those statements are very accurate . . .
    I think following the doctor's advice and taking the next cruise if the doctor agrees is a great idea, and the hand sanitizer should do a good job (but use soap and water if available)
     
  14. ruadisneyfan2

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    I would talk to a doctor and find out for sure. If OP was sailing today, I'm assuming it's a 7-nt cruise on the Fantasy. Maybe by next Saturday she will be back to her normal self and could easily answer "NO" to the health questionaire at PC or have a Dr.'s note handy.
     
  15. pdwimmer

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    Sorry, is anyone commenting a nurse/doctor? How does anyone have any idea if the child is contagious? Anything is useless against a virus by the way. Your body just has to work it out. With no fever it is not spread from person to person. Going to urgent care is a good idea, but literally, she probably just needs gatorade and sleep. DO NOT spend the money on the ER. Unless she is incoherent, dizzy, confused, convulsing, there is not a need go to the ER. Yes, I am a doctor, thus my advise, but advise only.
     
  16. TLSnell1981

    TLSnell1981 Tiny bubbles... make me happy... make me feel fine

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    I beg to differ.

    The child was diagnosed with a virus with vomiting and diarrhea. The most common are the norovirus and rotavirus. You are contagious up to 14 days AFTER symptoms disappear. You are usually contagious BEFORE having symptoms.

    Best way to not get a virus is to never eat prepared food or go out in public. Although, that is a radical approach. ;)
     
  17. insureman

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    "The CDC advice specifically says alcohol-based hand sanitizers help protect against MRSA and other germs. During flu season, the CDC continually warns Americans to prevent flu by using hand sanitizers when soap and water aren't around."
     
  18. ruadisneyfan2

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    I had a similar virus when I was 8 mos pregnant with ds12. I was avoiding drinking because it seemed to only make me vomit it back up but the NP at my OB's office suggested just taking a tiny sip every 10 mins or so. She said even if I only hold it down for 5 mins then vomit it back up, at least something is getting absorbed, and that's better than nothing. It really did work.
    Dehydration can lead to preterm labor so that was all I needed to hear to get me sipping. :drinking1 I was also getting a UTI at the same time. I did have antibiotics I could take for that but they're hard on the tummy & need to be taken with food which I couldn't. Of course I felt like I was dying at the time.
     
  19. lbgraves

    lbgraves Little Cinderella's Mommy

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    I didn't realize it was a Fantasy cruise, was thinking the Dream. I would ask DCL about getting on the Dream Thursday though. It would get back one day later than the original cruise and you would have at least some time onboard. You should get a refund also, which could help offset the additional lodging expense this week while your DD recoops.
     
  20. TLSnell1981

    TLSnell1981 Tiny bubbles... make me happy... make me feel fine

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    How you wash your hands..ie. row row row your boat or happy birthday..is a big factor. Folks have a false sense of security with hand sanitizers...and they are not used properly. Not every one is a fan.
     
  21. sshaw10060

    sshaw10060 DIS Veteran DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    If you don't board the cruise b/c she is sick and the insurance denies your claim for some reason Disney will refund the port fees and credit the entire fare paid minus the insurance to a future cruise. That's the biggest advantage of DCL insurance. Aside from that you're better off with non-Disney travel insurance.
     

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