Help!! I think my mom is very sick with Rotavirus!!

  1. This is my first time on allnurses, so I am a little nervous posting. My mom, is very sick. For the past two weeks she has had reocurring vomiting and diarrhea. It will go away for a couple of days, but then it will come back full force. I am very worried about her. My son was daignosed with rotavirus about 3 weeks ago and it turned severe. He had to be hospitalized for 3 days because he became so dehydrated. My mom was with him the weekend he was in the hospital. I am pretty sure that this is what is ailing her, but now these symptoms seem to be lasting a little too long for it to be rota. She was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome three years ago, so she is slightly immuno-compromised, but I wouldn't think that it would be this severe with her.

    Here is some of her history: 57 years old, no known history of cancer in family, only high blood pressure and hypertension. Had gallbladder removed in 2000. Has always had problems with diarrhea, probably slight IBS?

    I apologize that this letter is so long, but I am very scared. She has never been this sick before.

    I would appreciate any input!


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  3. by   webbiedebbie
    Encourage her to see her doctor!
  4. by   BadBird
    If you mother is that sick she needs to go to her doctor asap!!! If she can't get a appointment quickly and feels that bad bring her to the ER.
  5. by   emmy
    I agree with the above postings, tell her to see her Doctor.
  6. by   TweetiePieRN
    Encourage your mom to visit the doctor. Most of us here are nurses and we are not doctors. We don't diagnose!! For your mom's health...please advise her to visit her doctor.
  7. by   Shed13911
    I agree with seeing her doctor! Does she have any signs of dehydration, confusion(problem with electrolytes due to the vomiting/diarrhea)? She is at risk being she has been sick this long. She may be too sick to realize it and YOU may have to make the decision to take her to the ER. Good luck and keep us posted on how she is doing.