Throwing up again!

Christian has been diagnosed with “Stomach Migraines”. He has been on a medication for over a year. Nothing has changed. He still pukes at least monthly, sice he was 2. I am so sick of it. It is one of those things that no one seems to have real help for. My only comfort is that he is not going to die from this. God, would you do something?

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6 Responses to Throwing up again!

  1. Anonymous says:

    Sam used to throw up a lot. We finally discovered he had allergies and also reduced his dairy intake (though not allergic to it). He finally seems to have grown out of it a bit. The night before my first day at the Reporter he woke up at 3 a.m. and just starting projectile vomiting all the way to the bathroom. It was so awful. Poor guy. Poor me the next day. We just got him a loft bed and I’ve already played out the scene in my mine more than once of him having to puke in the middle of the night and get down from that bed in time. Sheesh. I hope Christian outgrows it too. Michel

  2. Martha says:

    Thanks for your thoughts. I wish it could be an allergy. We have logged his food for days and watched his activities. There is no pattern at all. My husbands family has history of migraines, so it is not unusual for this to be passed on in this form. It is however rare and hard to treat. I feel your pain about the throw up from the top of the bed. Christian pretty much knows when he will be getting sick and automatically gets a bucket. Ai…how sad. We just keep praying!

  3. PATTI COOK says:

    Please can you tellme what you do about this – my daughter has migrains lately and now is throwing up on a regular basis – plewase I am at a lost.

  4. martha says:

    Be persistent with doctors to get help. Be sure that it is the headaches and not some other cause. Have stomach ultrasounds and other tests. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I understand how hard it can be to watch your child suffer without being able to help them. Don’t give up! Let me know how it goes.

  5. JB says:

    Patti,

    Fortunately for us this saga ended last year when the true cause of the sickness was finally discovered. It was a tumor between the kidney and the bladder, obstructing the ureter, which would periodically cause him to get sick as the toxins backed up into his system and then go away after his system had flushed itself out. This cycle continued consistently every two to three weeks from the time he was two or three years old until he was nine, when we finally found the cause.

    Of course, your case is probably different, since what Christian had was very rare. My only advice would be to continue to press on your doctors to explore every remote possibility and find new ones (doctors) if you aren’t uncovering the real answers. We had an endless stream of incorrect diagnoses, and if we had stopped with any of them we may not have ever found the true cause.

    Be wary of psychological diagnoses; that’s not to say that they aren’t “real”, but we had at least one doctor tell us very confidently that the vomiting was stress related and that the solution was long term medication until he grew out of it. If we had not been skeptical and just accepted that answer without digging deeper, it could have been dangerous in delaying the discovery of the real cause and allowing the tumor to continue to grow.

    Dismiss pseudo-science suggestions outright. Again, some people may report “success” with them (whether it’s because of placebo or it actually somehow did something for them), but in general they are frauds. If their solutions are real, they should be able to withstand the scrutiny of true scientific double-blind tests and be verified by them. We once (against my better judgment, but out of desperation) went to see this quack guy in our area (who some of our friends had been to and recommended) and his thing was that everything could be cured through “cupping” (which is basically using vacuum cups to suck all the dirt out of your pores).

    Looking back I admire my own restraint for not laughing in the guy’s face, but when I really think about it, it isn’t a laughing matter. People like this truly piss me off, because what they’re suggesting is a total load of crap, and it’s actually dangerous too. Some people with legitimate medical problems (such as our son had) might actually believe him and therefore miss or avoid real treatment until it’s too late or much more damage has been done.

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