Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Quick Call For Medical Insight

And then I'll get on to an actual written post for once. Check back tonight for my Mormon Missionaries update... believe me... you'll be glad you did! If you've been wondering when I would stop putting up pictures of Baby and calling that a post... it will have been worth the wait... I hope.


Here's the situation:

Lately Kid has had quite a few episodes where she has woken up in the night and thrown up 2 or 3 times until her stomach is emptied... no other symptoms... and she is fine once she's done. This has happened nearly once a week over the last month. The first few times I kept her home the entire next day from school assuming she was "sick". Today was her field trip and I was a chaperone and I had to attend... of course last night she threw up again (exactly one week after her last episode). I didn't know what to do or if there is an actual vomit protocol so I took her. She truly is fine. Does anyone have any idea what could be going on? I'm wondering if she might be allergic to something... or if constipation can cause vomiting?

14 comments:

Gigs said...

Sorry for the trouble with kid. I think I'd take her to the dr. just because there are so many causes for vomiting... a quick look online under "intermitent vomiting" yields loads of culprits. Better to be safe, though it could be something as simple as stress. With her other medical issues, maybe it's worth looking into. Do you guys have a pediatrician down there yet? Hope things get better for her soon.

Mrs Furious said...

We do but I'm think she might need to see a GI. I'll call over there. The first couple of times just seemed coincidental... now... it seems like it must be a symptom of something.
Oddly enough it can be a sign of variant migraines which is one of the alternate diagnoses that the neuro was thinking of. I'm going to call him too.

CRUSTYBEEF said...

this sounds very familiar to what my friend's son goes through..I can't recall the name of it so let me check with her and get back to you..she started a journal to chronical everything from what he ate to what sort of stimulation was going on around him, change and his emotions..the vomiting would occur regardless of whatever else was going on...it's a rare yet familiar issue..and well, I'll be back when I get the actual name from her..it sounds like something familiar..

matter of fact they do perscribe migraine medicine to help curb it--


Good luck that's really scary. :(

CRUSTYBEEF said...

P.s. How much vitamin C is she taking in and potassium I'd wonder if her levels are low.

E~

Jennifer said...

Hello. Just to throw this out there, has she ever been tested for lead? when I did a google search of sporadic vomiting it brought up lead poisoning. Constipation, vomiting and seizures were some of the syptoms of varying levels of lead poisoning. There were LOTS of other symptoms as well for lead in the system, but those three caught my eye.

Not that lead poisoning was the only thing that came up obviously.

I would do the doctor route just to be sure.

Mrs Furious said...

crustybeef,
If you can find out I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!



I did just speak with her pediatrician and she said "yeah that's really weird." She agreed that it could be a symptom of a migraine but more likely a food sensitivity and to go back and log everything she had eaten for the two days before. Then again after the next episode. She ruled out constipation and said it would have to be very severely impacted (which is not the case).

Mrs Furious said...

Jennifer,
No she hasn't been tested for lead... that I know of. The doc did say if it happened again to come in and they do blood tests just to be sure... I'll have them do that then.

Cara said...

Definitely could be a food allergy. Or if she is not eating enough sometimes it can cause too much acid in your stomach and make you puke. That happens with my dog actually, not that I am comparing your daughter to my dog. I should just stop talking now.

gooddog said...

ok, just a laid back thought, maybe too laid back... my kids have each woken up and thrown up one time in the last week. no other symptoms, no fever, nothing... except... it IS fall allergy season here and they have a lot of drainage (my husband HATES that word) in their tummies. that's what i've been guessing. Sure hope it's nothing more than some snot for kid....

Piper said...

Remind me again - are you guys weaning off the meds she had been on for a year+? Could that contribute? Hope she is better really soon!

Mrs Furious said...

Cara,
The ped seems to think that's most likely. Of course since it could be anything within 3 days of the vomiting I have NO freaking clue. I should also note that until age 3 she was intolerant to wheat, soy, dairy & eggs... so it wouldn't surprise me.


Piper,
We don't start weaning until her anniversary in mid November. Although since we want to travel for Thanksgiving & Xmas I might push that back until January just to be sure we are save to go back to MI. So she's still on her same typical dose.

Gooddog,
She doesn't seem to have any congestion and her vomit was not mucousy. How does that compare?

renee said...

My first thought when reading your post was maybe it could be acid reflux/heartburn esp. since it seems to happen at night after she has been laying down? I'm hoping it is something as simple as this...

kevin said...

If you administer the weight loss drug Phentermine in accordance with the instructions of the doctor and altogether in your phentermine regimen, if you follow the necessary Phentermine precautions, the medicine would surely yield results for you. Comprehensive details on Phentermine dosage, Phentermine mechanism and other relevant information are available at http://www.pill-care.com/phentermine.html .

gooddog said...

who the freak is kevin and what is he talking about in that post? do you get SPAM posts??

yeah, my boy's pukes seemed normal (not mucousy- nice, huh?) but they did have some sniffly noses before bed. Hopefully it's all in the past for you now...

Blog Widget by LinkWithin