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TattoodChinaDoll posted 5/9/2013 14:45 PM

Not my odor! And this story is kind of gross so this is your warning!

DD4 had a serious bout of gastroenteritis the last 2 days. It got so bad that we were in the ER last night until 3:30 in the morning because she was so dehydrated. Tuesday it all came out the top end. Yesterday it was the other end...and it wasn't pretty. She was sleeping on the couch and the diarrhea just flowed right out. There was so much and it was so liquidy...gah!

So I cleaned the cushions and the rug with hot soapy water, use the Little Green, vinegar and water, Lysol, Febreeze, and baking soda paste. It still smells. The cushions are outside airing out now. Any other ideas?

Cabrona posted 5/9/2013 14:59 PM

Pet odor remover products. The kind that remove cat urine in particular should be able to handle it.

Mama_of_3_Kids posted 5/9/2013 15:17 PM

If you know anyone who has or sells Norwex, get some of their Sportzyme or Odor Eliminator...both work great!

somanyyears posted 5/9/2013 15:21 PM


just sayin'


tushnurse posted 5/9/2013 15:35 PM

Poor kiddo...

The Natures Miracle dog stuff will probably do the trick. Have someone else smell it too. Sometimes it gets stuck in our noses, and we think we smell it, but no one else can.

Make sure you didn't miss a spot too. My Dane frequently had GI upset, and one time I cleaned it all up, and couldn't get the smell out. Rewashed the rug and floor where is was still stunk. well there was a spot, that somehow was just under the couch cover on the floor.

gardenparty posted 5/9/2013 22:01 PM

Reek out which you can buy from sports stores works on the worst odors imaginable. My SO plays lacrosse and his gloves are enough to make you vomit. I spray this stuff in them and it takes care of the smell.

million pieces posted 5/10/2013 08:33 AM

I would get a black light to make sure you got all the spots. Sell them on Amazon to detect pet mishaps. Just don't go into your ds's bathroom without taking some cleansing breaths beforhand

Kajem posted 5/10/2013 09:02 AM

When the baby had GI stuff going on and leaked all over the carpet (wool-not washable) I used the pet odor eliminator from the cat. It worked! Make sure you get all of it otherwise it does keep on stinking.

Good luck,


yewtree posted 5/10/2013 10:33 AM

Nature's Miracle!!!
Hope your baby is better soon!

h0peless posted 5/10/2013 15:23 PM

A can of gasoline and a torch ought to do it.

solus sto posted 5/10/2013 15:53 PM

Definitely Nature's Miracle--it really does work.

Saturate the fabric--then blot, and let air-dry. It may continue to smell until it is dry, but the enzymes will gobble up the odor-causing bacteria during the drying process. Sometimes, a repeat or two is necessary, but it will do the trick.

TattoodChinaDoll posted 5/10/2013 17:57 PM

Thank you for all the suggestions! Someone told me that when she was taking care of her dying mother the home health aide told her that citrus is good for taking away odor. And I like how both men just suggested to get rid of the couch!

Gardenparty - the smell of pads and gloves from sports is horrid! My DD7 plays ice hockey. You wouldn't believe how bad a little girl's hockey equipment can smell!

Luckily the IV fluids helped a lot. She is doing much better but the stuff coming out still isn't pretty!

Heavy Sigh posted 5/12/2013 00:44 AM

If the cushions unzip, make certain the nasty stuff didn't soak into the pillow/sofa stuffings.

You also may consider renting a steamer.

tabitha95 posted 5/12/2013 00:49 AM

Kids'N Pets All-Purpose Stain & Odor Remover

I've always been able to find it at the grocery store and Target.

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