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Really need pediatric medical advice!!

Anonymous
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I don't hardly ever post but I could really use advice or some peace of mind. I know it's long, but please read.

So let me start from the beginning. When my daughter was about 3 1/2, she had an eerily similar situation. She would vomit frequently, especially after playing outside or meals. Especially any time she had much sugar. But... She had every test in the book ran on her, including tons of blood work, stool samples, diabetes testing, urine cultures, MRIs and x-rays of her abdomen and colon, etc. when everything else came back negative, they deemed it, eventually, to be blamed on enlarged tonsils. She subsequently had them removed soon there after, around her 4th birthday, and I assumed they were right because the vomiting stopped.

Fast forward to 2 weeks ago. She's had a couple little stomach bugs this school year. However, it's her first year in school and she's caught a lot of things she'd never had before. Her immune system is just adjusting, just like most kids who were home until school. No daycare or private child care, I'm a SAHM. Anyway, 2 weeks ago she came down with what I assumed was a stomach bug. It started at night, around 2:00 a.m. She came to our room and said she had thrown up. We got her cleaned up and about 48 hours of puking ensued after that. She was clamy but no fever. We kept her hydrated and she really didn't seem all that sick- no body aches, no loose stool, etc. just vomiting pretty frequently and fatigue. I didn't take her to the doctor as I had heard there was a stomach bug going around in her class. This started on Friday night and by Monday she was all better but seemed really worn down for the next week or so. Not to a point that I was concerned, she was going to school and playing and had energy but she seemed to tire out quickly. We figured her body was still recovering from the tummy bug.

Then about a week ago on Thursday, she had another episode where she vomited that night and then was fine the next day. It was very short lived. Not much too it. I thought maybe she are something that didn't agree.

Ok, so this past Friday we put her to bed. We had eaten Chinese food for dinner and she ate a TON. Way more than she normally eats (she eats like a bird typically). She had honey chicken. For dessert she had ice cream and then we stopped by my moms on the way home from dinner. My mom gave her candy which I wasn't thrilled about because she'd already had ice cream but I didn't make a big deal. Well, like I said she started puking about 1:00 a.m. Friday night/Sat morning and puked several times until Saturday afternoon. Again, the only symptoms were fatigue and sweating/clamy. No fever. No lose stool.

She was fine by Saturday night and ate dinner. She kept it down. She had breakfast and lunch today and kept it down. She didn't eat a whole lot for lunch but she did eat and she had NO SWEETS. She had plenty of energy and even went swimming. You would had never known she had been sick Friday. She had a great day and went to bed feeling just fine. She just woke us up about an hour ago and same thing. She's puking again. :/ no fever.

Obviously, I'll be taking her to the doctor tomorrow but I'm sitting here wondering what on Earth could be going on with my baby girl. It can't be stomach bugs and it's not normal. :( I feel awful for her and extremely worried. Any suggestions or advice on what you think, would be great! I appreciate you reading all of this as I know it was a lot.

Other details- there seems to be no stomach ache involved that we can tell. She says there isn't. She gets very fatigued during these episodes but is fine in between.
Posted by Anonymous on May. 12, 2014 at 1:36 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on May. 12, 2014 at 1:38 AM
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Sounds like a food allergy or intolerance. I'd keep a food log.
MeeshMom
by Silver Member on May. 12, 2014 at 1:39 AM

Food allergies? There is an actual disease called Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome. Google "medical disorders that cause vomiting." Maybe she needs to see a GI specialist.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on May. 12, 2014 at 1:41 AM
I was doing that when we had this problem before and they kept saying no, there would be other signs. I'm definitely starting one again and I wish I had already been doing it the past few weeks.

Would a food allergy make her vomit over and over to the point of dry heaving during the attack? For 12-48 hours?

Quoting Anonymous: Sounds like a food allergy or intolerance. I'd keep a food log.
SissyAnn141
by Gold Member on May. 12, 2014 at 1:42 AM

BUMP!

Retrokitty
by Jasmyne on May. 12, 2014 at 1:42 AM
Did they check for a B-12 deficiency?
Nyk1187
by Gold Member on May. 12, 2014 at 1:43 AM
I am not a doctor.

My best guess here, since there's no fever, is that she has developed a food allergy. Perhaps she's become intolerant to lactose or gluten or some other common ingredient that she would be regularly exposed to. Allergy symptoms can develop at any point in life, so even if she wasn't allergic before she could be now. Consider choosing certain things to cut out for a few days to see if it fixes the problem.

However, going to the doctor is absolutely your best bet to ensure this isn't the beginning signs of a much more serious condition. Get her some pedialyte to help replenish the fluids she's lost. Water alone doesn't give your body what it needs to recover.

Hope she's Ok!
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on May. 12, 2014 at 1:43 AM
Not recently, but they did when this happened a couple years ago. No deficiencies.

Quoting Retrokitty: Did they check for a B-12 deficiency?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on May. 12, 2014 at 1:44 AM
Thank you! Yes, I'm definitely making a doctors appointment first thing in the morning.

Quoting Nyk1187: I am not a doctor.

My best guess here, since there's no fever, is that she has developed a food allergy. Perhaps she's become intolerant to lactose or gluten or some other common ingredient that she would be regularly exposed to. Allergy symptoms can develop at any point in life, so even if she wasn't allergic before she could be now. Consider choosing certain things to cut out for a few days to see if it fixes the problem.

However, going to the doctor is absolutely your best bet to ensure this isn't the beginning signs of a much more serious condition. Get her some pedialyte to help replenish the fluids she's lost. Water alone doesn't give your body what it needs to recover.

Hope she's Ok!
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on May. 12, 2014 at 1:45 AM
Yeah they told me my son's stomach aches and diarrhea couldn't be food allergies too. First they said it was toddler diarrhea then when I persisted and made them send him to a gi they said they were 90% sure it was cystic fibrosis. It was grapes and blueberries. I figured that out on my own.

Quoting Anonymous: I was doing that when we had this problem before and they kept saying no, there would be other signs. I'm definitely starting one again and I wish I had already been doing it the past few weeks.

Would a food allergy make her vomit over and over to the point of dry heaving during the attack? For 12-48 hours?

Quoting Anonymous: Sounds like a food allergy or intolerance. I'd keep a food log.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on May. 12, 2014 at 1:48 AM
When this happened before I kept a food log and a vomit log (lol well, IDK what else to call it). I couldn't find a connection between any certain food and the episodes. I've started tracking again as of Friday but that's not really good enough to have much info yet.

Quoting Anonymous: Yeah they told me my son's stomach aches and diarrhea couldn't be food allergies too. First they said it was toddler diarrhea then when I persisted and made them send him to a gi they said they were 90% sure it was cystic fibrosis. It was grapes and blueberries. I figured that out on my own.

Quoting Anonymous: I was doing that when we had this problem before and they kept saying no, there would be other signs. I'm definitely starting one again and I wish I had already been doing it the past few weeks.

Would a food allergy make her vomit over and over to the point of dry heaving during the attack? For 12-48 hours?

Quoting Anonymous: Sounds like a food allergy or intolerance. I'd keep a food log.
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