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Update in blue for my toddler!!! Please read for any suggestions!

Posted by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 5:28 PM
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so after all the shit with my teenager this morning my toddler collapsed in pain again today. Screaming and rolling around holding his tummy. No vomiting this time though.

for those who didn't read my post about the poop vomit my toddler has an ongoing issue with server constipation and being completely blocked up. They have no idea why this is happening. He has had 4 xrays and an ultrasound. Is on an adult dose of restorilax, had fleet enemas, glycerin suppositories etc. Been hospitalized twice over it. The thing is.. he poops almost every day. So i can't understand why he is completely full of poop to the point his belly is distended and he is screaming in pain.

Yesterday he had two HUGE poops..

anyway so I took him back to the ER.. they did kidney, liver function tests etc.. xrayed again.. they are checking his thyroid (not back yet) and next is to check him for gluten intolerance or celiacs disease.

Just hoping that SOMEONE might have some experience with something similar. I am so tired of seeing him in pain :( I will make any diet changes I need to just to end this pain he is in..

Oh and they said if the restorilax does not work they need to hospitalize him and put a tube in him and invasive clean his bowels right out :(

His follow up was today. The thyroid and the gluten test came back normal so that rules out celaics and thyriod problems. Leaving us no closer to figure out what it is but knowing more what it isn't. So from this point we keep him on the laxative which doesn't seem to be having much effect to be honest. Do an xray in a week or so to see how his belly looks. If its clear we hope it doesn't happen again I guess? if its not they might do a nasal tube. He is refered to the ped and they are going to do a rectal exam to rule out hirchsprungs (thank you for who suggested that) possibly an MRI to rule out fully twisted bowel. So far it seems the most likely cause is bowel interception which is when the bowel collapses on itself. It's hard to diagnose because they have to see it when its happening on an xray. We are being refered to a pediatrition so hopefully he will have better suggestions.

Will keep posted and any suggestions experiences with something like this is much appreaciated. All we can do is rule things out and hope to find out whats going on. The doctors are baffled :(


by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 5:28 PM
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acaisha
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 5:32 PM

bump...no one?? :(

MicheleJM
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 5:36 PM

there's a condition where the bowels become blocked I can't think of it right now and can't find it.  Ah here is is: Hirschsprung's disease.  I think I spelled it right...I'm not a doctor but ask the hospital to check it.

http://www.healthline.com/galecontent/intestinal-obstructions

Another thing that comes to mind is an appendix attack.

mom2_3blessings
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 5:36 PM

SO after i read  this i researched some and it says one thing over and over, A developed food or milk allergy, have they done any allergy tests for food and milk???? It said they can develop this for no reasons at all Im just trying to think of some things maybe to help I hat e seeing that things arent getting better.

alberns303
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 5:39 PM

Has he been to see a specialist??

Can you get a referral for one???

acaisha
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 5:42 PM


Quoting MicheleJM:

there's a condition where the bowels become blocked I can't think of it right now and can't find it.  Ah here is is: Hirschsprung's disease.  I think I spelled it right...I'm not a doctor but ask the hospital to check it.

http://www.healthline.com/galecontent/intestinal-obstructions

Another thing that comes to mind is an appendix attack.

they did check his appendix last week and said he had mesoteric adinitis (inflamation of trhe lymph nodes behind the stomach) which was causing the vomiting.. they said the bowel issue is unrelated but I am not convinced.. checking that link now thanks!


momofhnd
by Nugget Nabber on Feb. 9, 2011 at 5:43 PM

Im thinking this is the same problem my cousins son had it dic finally said it was Celiacs disease..

Aamy
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 5:44 PM

Have you tried taking him off Gluten ?? If he has an allerfie to Gluten it can effect ppl like that. GL hope they find something soon. 



Samanthamommy
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 5:44 PM

I have no advice but I remember your previous post. I'm so sorry they didn't figure it out, but I hope they figure it out soon.

acaisha
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 5:44 PM

from that site you gave this is what they are worried is happening.. but they can't be sure until they get his bowel empty.

Volvulus is the twisting of the small or large bowel around itself (malrotation).


Read more: http://www.healthline.com/galecontent/intestinal-obstructions#ixzz1DVL3f2qk
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havenshalo
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 5:45 PM
My friends toddler just went through with this, after the third ER trip in two days, it was his appendix.. I guess they missed it the first time. They kept sending her home with laxatives and giving him enemas. Not saying its your childs appendix, but dont give up if you think something is wrong keep bugging those doctors.
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