SS8 came home from daycare early today because he said his stomach hurt, and the daycare provider said he had been sitting on the toilet for an hour. SS said he had pooped several times at the end of the day (between noon and 3) and didn't feel good.
He came home and ended up falling asleep right away for several hours. He didn't have any other complaints, ate dinner fine, was playing in his room and watching TV. Come 11pm his dad said he needed to get ready for bed. He went to lay down, then started coming out every ten minutes saying he had to pee. Then he started crying and asked if he could go to his mom's house (not an option). SS told SO that he hasn't seen his mom much when he is over there because she is with her boyfriend, and then he's outside playing with his friends all the time.
SO sat and talked with him for a while to calm him down but right after he left SS's room, SS was back up.
Now he's saying he feels like he needs to throw up, and pee but can't do either.
I think this kid is stressed out from his homelife situation (been the same for a long time) and he's making himself sick by being anxious. He's laying on the floor watching TV now acting fine- except he keeps getting up quickly and acting nervous about what's wrong. Then he goes in the bathroom and tries to pee/poop/vomit and says he can't.
I ran to Walmart and got a "get better" kit for him ( the Kids' Pepto, new movie, some crackers, Pedialyte) and told SO to lay in bed with him. He threw up immediately after taking Kids' Pepto. Said he felt a bit better but his stomach still hurts. SO is laying in bed watching the movie with him and he hasn't been up to the bathroom in over ten minutes- it's a record so I think maybe he just needed to throw up.