A family member was recently told the bottom half of her stomach is dead and she has to go to Dallas for further treatment. This was just in the E.R. and they did not explain to her what that meant. She has been suffering from chronic vomiting for 2 years and went from overweight to dangerously underweight.
EDITED TO ADD: I found what it was, here
Has anyone had any experience with this?
Thanks in advance!
My guess is what happened is that her pyloric muscle stopped pumping out of her stomach, it shut off. At some point, her stomach would know it's time to send its contents somewhere and so it comes back up. This happened to my 8 year old over the summer. It was so scary. He vomited so much for so long...and he was tiny to begin with but still lost so much weight. He was put on meds to control the acid caused by the vomiting...and also put on a medicine called Reglan, which tells the brain to turn that pyloric muscle back on. After a week or so, he stopped vomiting. I don't know if this is what is happening to your relative or not, but it sound a lot like what happened to my son. I'm going to post the anon, but if you have any questions I'll PM you. Good Luck...make sure she sees a GI specialist.
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