'Mother's Instinct "Our little darling boy has ended up with gastro. First we thought he was having some discomfort from teething. People had told me to watch out for the dirty nappies/explosions etc and when I first brought it up it was the first thing that people suggested-It will be teeth. But when the day progressed, the dirty nappies continued, were becoming lot's of/runny; I knew it was more than his teeth. The day before Oliver had woken up with a slightly high temperature. As the day progressed it bounced from low to slightly high; at the end of the day 38.9 so getting close to the 'Drop everything and go' temp!! Plus he was miserable. Very sleepy but tossing and turning. The night didn't go so smooth; the day continued with having 10 dirty nappies/fluctuating temps. I decided I was calling the hospital the next morning to find out what we should do. The clinic was opening and our Doctor was on call so we headed on up. Oliver had lost 10 percent of his body fluid and his stomach was soft; not elastic like it should be. Clearly he had a sore belly. Gastro was what the Doctor told us he had. So it made sense why my little boy was refusing milk and certain foods. He still drank water and ate the likes of bread or even banana. I brought some electrolytes and the treatment is fluids fluids fluids. Today he seems to be better but still not 100 percent. A big improvement. He happily played for 2 hours interacting with his toy's books or us so that was really great. Where as before he grizzled or whimpered then would cry and within the 15 to 20 minutes he would dirty his nappy. Still he would grizzle and cry because within another half hour he would dirty again. Sometimes this happened every couple of hours. So my poor baby wasn't getting much of a break. He still showed smiles and even played peek-a-boo at 1am this morning. His bowels must of been empty and his stomach relaxed. I guess he was making the most of it. Such a happy little character it was awful to see him in such pain and discomfort. Last night was the worst so far. But with such positive signs today I am hoping the worst is over. A mother's instinct is never wrong."