Vomiting-update

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Re : Vomiting-update

Postby mommy1st » Tue Apr 10, 2007 05:47 pm

Rachel how did the appt. go? Hoping you get this all taken care of I can only imagine how you must feel right now. My son had GERD when he was 3 months old and that was pretty scary!! Let us know what happens when you can.

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Re : Vomiting-update

Postby sonja » Tue Apr 10, 2007 04:48 pm

Yikes - I am so glad that you are having him seen, let us know how he is doing - I'll be thinking about all of you.

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Re : Vomiting-update

Postby paige_va » Tue Apr 10, 2007 02:53 pm

Oh Rachel, I'm so sorry that this is going on with your little man. It's awful when they're not feeling well and you don't know what's going on!!! Please let us know what the doctor says. Hugs.

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Re : Vomiting-update

Postby rachel a » Tue Apr 10, 2007 01:36 pm

Okay... so after a couple of weeks on Prevacid things improved slightly. Our pediatrician said it would take a few days to be "as effective", but that he should be doing much better in a couple of weeks. However, he's stopped eating. He literally won't eat breakfast, lunch, or snacks, but he will eat a small amount at dinner. To make matters worse, he started compalining "tummy hurt," four days ago and vomited three times Sunday morning. Yes, he's still on the Prevacid.

My mommy warning system is going mad. I am so worried that there is something more serious going on, but then worry that I'm just being "over-protective mommy". He's changed, he's not as playful, energetic, he's sleepy more during the day, but waking up 2-3 hours earlier in the morning. He's not the same little man...

He has an appointment at 10:45; Daddy took him, but they are still waiting to be seen. I'm really going batty! I just don't know what to do.

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Re : Vomiting-update

Postby rosemary » Sun Mar 25, 2007 00:54 am

Rachel..I totally agree with your approach. If there were anxiety issues,I would have to think that you would see a change in Dylan's behavior. Prevacid is a great med - a close friend of mine is a Prev drug rep and it's very safe and very effective. The nice thing about it, it works instantly. I hope it does the trick for you.

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Re : Vomiting-update

Postby rachel a » Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:40 pm

Well... our ped sent Dylan for labs and an upper GI today, and all came back well. We had a very long discussion about my utter refusal to put him on Atarax and he empathized and said we would look into other options if he still felt after labs and GI that it was stress. We talked even longer and he said that he felt it was reflux. So, longer story short we are now on Prevacid and will be trying that out to see if it corrects our problem. Lordy I sure hope so... I can't stand to see him hurting.

Thanks for all the wonderful advice! I'll be sure to let you know how the Prevacid is working.

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Re : Vomiting-update

Postby mom2tori » Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:10 pm

My little sister is kind of like that sometimes. My personal opinion in her case is anxiety type issues. It seems when any little thing changes in her rountine, surroundings, life ect. she is vomitting randomly. It gets pretty old pretty fast because she is not sick at all and is fine within minutes. I think it is her way of controlling something. I have no clue where this comes from. Maybe you should get a second opinion if you don't agree and think that it is something more. I hope you can get to the bottom of Dylan problem, poor guy

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Re : Vomiting-update

Postby kara » Thu Mar 22, 2007 09:48 pm

We've missed you too!! My guess would be reflux. Tummy hurts could be heartburn because he probably can't vocalize that his esophagus burns...and sometimes, it does hurt in the tummy. I think I'd ask about zantac or something before I would give anti-anxiety meds...those can change the personality a little, kwim?

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Re : Vomiting-update

Postby missgamecock » Thu Mar 22, 2007 09:26 pm

Does he have asthma. Is it kind of mucousy? When Kirsten was younger newborn to even now, she throws up mucous when her asthma is flaring up. More so when younger and Dylan's age. With kid's who have asthma, they produce a lot of mucous (a reason why a lot of them are sent for cystic fibrosis tests). This mucous gets into their stomach where it sits there like a lead ball. The only way a child can get it out is if they throw it up. Yes it causes their stomach to hurt. When they throw up, they are much much better. Kirsten used to throw up that much. There were MANY drs who missed this symptom of asthma with Kirsten. Many drs will lead you to reflux for it. There is a difference. Asthma throwup is always mucousy/clear stretchy (disgusting I know). This symptom was thoroughly explained to me by her asthma specialist. She was the director of the asthma dept here at the local childrens hospital. Her asthma specialist even went further and explained it to her daycare so she didn't get sent home.

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Re : Vomiting-update

Postby emily kates mom » Thu Mar 22, 2007 08:45 pm

Rachel,

Sounds like a lovely problem...[:)]

Could it be reflux? Does it happen when he eats certain foods? Emily Kate had reflux for quite some time, and it would cause her to vomit at random times. Certain foods seemed to set it of more than others.

Also, I have a friend that also has a 3 year old (2 days younger than Emily Kate), and she has had trouble with her daughter doing the same thing as Dylan. She vomits like this after drinking milk, or milk-related drinks/ products. She never had a milk allergy (or sensitivity) before, but her ped. says it IS possible to develop one later in life.

Hope this helps a little. I'll be thinking of you!

Allison


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