We skipped the Rotarix vaccine for Amber but we did not skip it with Ariella... This particular vaccine as explained by Ariella's Pedia Doctor Glenn Chua prevents children from diarrhea/vomiting. He gave us a leaflet which talks about Rotavirus. It was indicated on the leaflet that Rotavirus is a serious virus that is most common cause of severe dehydrating diarrhea in children worldwide. Of course I got scared, with our environment today, we can't be complacent, a rotavirus infection can seem like a normal upset stomach but could lead to vomiting or diarrhea more than 20 times a day and symptoms may last up to 9 days.
To all the mothers out there, these are the signs and symptoms of severe dehydration:
- Tiredness or Weakness
- Inability to Drink
- Deep Breathing
- No Tears When Crying
- And Cold Extremities (such as hands and feet)
Now, don't wait for this to happen to your baby, protect your baby and talk to your doctor about rotavirus and prevention... :-)