Ok, I know I left you all hanging after my last blog. And I still owe you the Police Escort story. I promise, I haven't forgotten.
But I've got something else that takes presidence. How do you spell that?
I need your medical advice...............
Beware - this is not for the queasy! :) WARNING WARNING WARNING - Not for the faint of stomach!
Also, if you are not a parent but may want to be one someday - you may not want to read this. It's gross. Parenting is not all flowers, sunshine, and smiling clean babies. Shock of all shocks!
Yes, it's Sammy again. Poor kid, if it's not one thing it's another! BH, in general he is a healthy kid. Just has small issues that seem to come up constantly. The latest one has me stumped. Yes, I do plan on taking him to the doctor but we aren't home and may not be able to get him in until Monday. Unless we go see someone here up north.
He's had a rough time since we got here fighting all the new germs. But the latest one is diarrhea and vomiting. But no other symptoms.
First time he vomited was maybe 2 weeks ago after he had just gotten over a week and half of being sick (fever, cold, virus). He didn't have a fever or anything - just woke up in the middle of the night and vomited everywhere!!
He has had diarrhea now for about 2 weeks - really bad! But no other symptoms. Then he came down with a slight cold and was just about over it. But Monday night he woke up at 3am and vomited! No fever, no other symptoms, and went right back to sleep. I blamed it on mucus drainage after the cold.
Next day he acted totally normal. Cold was all better and everything.
Tuesday night, he woke up at 5:30am and threw up again! No fever, no other symptoms, and went right back to sleep.
Wednesday, he acted fine. A friend suggested maybe he was dehydrated due to all the diarrhea. That seemed to make sense so we made sure to give him LOTS to drink that evening. We also bought some natural drops to help the diarrhea. They wouldn't sell us the "Kal Beten" (kids Pepto Bismo) without a doctors prescription (because of his young age). Wednesday night we were back home and he slept through the night, no vomiting or anything.
Today, Thursday, he acted fine but he woke up about at about 2 am and threw up. Twice. Same as the others, no fever, no other symptoms, went right back to sleep.
So - what the HECK????????
Now if I were Dr. House,I would set up my white board and figure these variables.
Symptoms: Vomiting and Diarrhea
Possible Causes: Dehydration, perhaps lactose intolerance?, what else?
Differentials: May not have had milk before bed on Wednesday night, may have rehydrated on Wednesday
Reasons why it may not be the potential causes: If he were dehydrated, wouldn't he have other symptoms? Like lethargy? And why would he just throw up at night?
He has never been lactose intolerant before, could it happen so suddenly?
So? Has anyone had experience with this? Any suggestions? Ideas? Solutions? Other things I may be missing and should be looking for?
Once again, I do plan on taking him to the doctor but things are different here..... I do not want them to tell me it's a virus and send me home!!!
Well, I will keep you all posted! I'm really hoping we get to the bottom of this. There is only so much vomit I can handle. Truth is, Shu has been the real hero here and been the clean up crew! I can deal with the sick kid and cleaning him up but the vomit on the floor and the sheets and everywhere else, I just can't handle. It makes me want to puke. I am still queasy and this was more than an hour ago! Which doesn't make sense to me. I used to be an EMT. I dealt with blood, guts, and gore...... I saw a man who shot himself in the head!! And saw his brain matter and all other sorts of nastiness on the floor. I didn't throw up then!!! And now my own child is vomiting and I am totally totally grossed out! That is one department where I do NOT win Best Mommy Award!!
Thanks for reading.............I'll try for a better post next time!!!! But, I did warn you at the beginning!!