Gas?? My six year old...need some advice pls. ***Update***
Okay, so my son is six years old. When he was a baby, he was always constipated. So he's had a history of issues like this. It seems that a lot when he comes home from his dads house, he is constipated or gasy. He will come home and complain of a stomach ache. He will go #2, and feel better. Well today he immediately came to me from his dad, and hugged me which is sweet but odd because when he does that it's more of a him not feeling good type thing. His dad said that he'd given him some tylenol because he complained of his head and stomach hurting. I talked to ds, and apparently he woke up with a stomach ache this morning. He tells me he did go #2 one time at his dads house (which he usually never even does once from fri to sun). Well so then I have him try and go again at home which he does with some problems going. He doesn't really feel better after. Ds tells me he thinks it's because he had a lot of junk to eat..I ask him what and he says 3 juices, ice cream, giant pickle and pickle juice. I didn't think that sounded awful for the entire weekend. So, I have him lay down and gave him some pepto because he was crying out in pain. He didn't really seem to be constipated. But now he is crying so hard in pain, its only 9pm here and he's woken up 3 different times now since he went to sleep an hour ago, just sobbing in pain. He points to his entire stomach has hurting...he is tossing and turning with his eyes closed. I tried a heating pad, curled up in fetal position, rubbing his belly. I don't really know what to do. My mom went and got him a 7up so we've got that. But has anyone had to deal with what I am assuming is gas like this?? Any recommendations? My son does not just cry over anything either...it has to be bad. He's six ear surgeries and takes weekly allergy injections and those have been not a big deal. I've just never seen him in this much pain./..:(
Thank you ladies for all of your helpful advice. It is very much appreciated. :)
Last night, I laid down with him because I put him in my bed and he woke up again after actually almost sleeping an hour this time. He was in some very bad pain. So I went ahead and took him to the ER around midnight. Come to find out, it was bad constipation. We were told to increase his fiber in his diet, and cut out caffeine and sugar. Which we will be doing...We got home around 3am. Then I gave him some more tylenol for the pain which I was told to do. But he immediately threw it up. That's the first time he was nauseated. After that, he seemed to feel better. After sheets being changed, showers and everything we finally went to sleep around 4am. So we're both home today. I did speak with his father first thing this morning regarding his diet. That he does not need sugars, sodas, etc. He was in agreement with me on that. I also spoke with my parents and my grandmother. My grandmother is more of th eone who has cokes and candy at her home. So I went by there at lunch and told her the situation. So I am thinking we can turn this around,. He is actually feeling really good today. Just resting. Oh...and we're starting..or really re-starting Mirilax today. He has been on it before but hasn't lately. So we'll start it in the evening times. Whew..it's been a long night/day lol. I don't think he has lactose intolerance. He's fine with dairy products. He rarely has diarrhea or nausea. Its just the opposite..more gas, and constipation. He's had constipation issues since birth. But thank you once again ladies. I was freaking out last night. lol.