DD has been sick since last Friday worth the flu. She was on the mend until yesterday when she started vomiting in the middle of the night. She was vomiting about every half hour, and not really keeping anything down. I wouldn't typically go to the ER for vomiting, especially when it seems pretty mild, but I ended up going in because there was blood in DD's stool and that freaked me out (which apparently isn't actually a big deal). Anyway, while I was there, I explained that DD had been ill, and vomiting every half hour to an hour for about 12 hours, and he ended up giving her Zofran.
I've only ever heard of Zofran being prescribed in extreme instances of vomiting, which this wasn't, and I wasn't aware that it was such a hard core drug until I got home and looked in to it.
I'm not really sure what my point in this post is other than to maybe see if anyone else thinks this is just overkill. Dr thinks DD has gastro virus because its going around, but she wasn't at a point where she was really dehydrated or anything. Other than the vomiting, she was totally fine. I guess I'm just really not comfortable with giving her a drug that is usually prescribed for anti nausea in cancer patients. Overkill? Or am I overreacting?