The last month of winter for us and our daughter turned out to be painful. That little was ill, and now I fell asleep. This condition is the worst for me, considering that I get sick a couple of times a year, and with a high temperature it is very rare. Missing Alimero, still decided to write a topic 🙂
Today I want to tell you how we struggled with high acetone in our daughter at home. Once I already wrote about acetone in the urine of children. Our last acetonemic syndrome was very severe, and I already thought that there was no way for a hospital to go.
How it all began
The evening was calm and as usual. My daughter behaved actively and effortlessly went to bed with her grandmother. At about one o’clock in the morning my child began to cough, and then there was a shrill cry. We quickly turned on the light and realized that the child just vomited terribly.
The whole horror was that a small one could just choke on vomit … Fortunately, everything turned out as the daughter likes to sleep on the sides and stomach.
At first I decided that it was a common poisoning, but the child vomited all night. Any liquid that I gave to avoid dehydration, came back.
I checked the level of acetone with the help of test strips, it was at around 4-5. For those who are not up to date, I will say that it is very much and with such acetone is immediately taken to the hospital.
After unsuccessful attempts to get the baby drunk, I called an ambulance. The doctor left me with an anti-emetic injection of Tsirukal, who advised me to do this if vomiting does not stop. That was what I had to do after an hour. After the injection, I began to dispense the child with Regidron / Human-Electrolyte every 5 minutes, 5-10 ml.
By the evening, the child’s condition improved. The daughter did not look so lethargic and even got out of bed to play with toys. Despite the activity of the child, the level of acetone did not want to fall and the indicator was 3-4 in the evening of the second day. I periodically called the doctor from the emergency room, and then on the third day a pediatrician came.
Hospital or home?
All the time I was thinking about the hospital, because I understood that with such acetone you can expect anything and everything. As you understand, we would be sent to an infectious disease, where, according to the information that my acquaintances gave me, everyone was lying with a rotovirus infection. To come to the removal of acetone and leave with another sore I wanted the least.
The pediatrician gave me directions for tests (I arranged for them to come to the house) and told her to call when the result would be.
In addition, she calmed me down a bit, saying that such high acetone is not so quickly excreted from the body, and that the child is active and not sluggish. If it were the other way around, I would have to go to the hospital.
Net indicator strip
After the results of the tests that we did, 4-day otpaivaniya Regidronom and tight diet, I coped with acetone in a child on their own. Fortunately, we did not have to go to the hospital.
My topic tells about personal experience and this does not mean that one should sit and wait when the child’s acetone rises to 4. The reaction is different for all children.
The main thing is to monitor the condition of the child and call a doctor. And do not panic! Health to you and your children!