After being well for 2 weeks, LO started another round of vomiting + eating very little again.
He was 18.8 lb at 9 month check up. at 10 months at the GI appt, he was 18.1 lb. Today we took him in because of the vomiting, he's 17. 13 lb, With his dry diaper on. He's 10.5 months.
He vomited 3 times this morning. He barely kept down food. He's still smiling and playing though. Although I can now see his rib cage.
When he was gaining weight poorly, everyone assured me he's fine and say, at least he's not losing weight! Now he's losing weight, they are still saying he's fine. My nanny said at least he's not throwing up blood! My friend said at least he's still playing! Yeah. I don't know.
Why hasn't this turn the corner yet?
I cried this morning. I am sitting here supposed to be working but I just can't. I don't have a question on this post. I just feel like venting.
wonderful clementine / 24134 posts
Oh my I am so sorry.... I can imagine that it would be hard to work knowing your LO is sick.
grapefruit / 4110 posts
It's going to be okay. My little man gained 8 oz in the last 2 months between seeing the GI. Then he got the flu and lost 6 of those ounces. I was practically crying in the pediatrician's office at that appointment. He is now over it and his voracious appetite is back (though I haven't been brave enough to take him in for a weight check).
Keep up the good work. Have they identified why he may be vomiting? Have you tried the BRAT diet? We would put applesauce on toast and he would eat that.
I think those close to you just want you to keep looking on the bright side. They don't know any other way to help. You should appreciate them for that (even though it is hard to hear).
GOLD / cantaloupe / 6703 posts
I can't imagine what you are going through and have zero words of advice. Just a virtual hug and a rub on the back.
hostess / wonderful grape / 20803 posts
I'm so sorry Irene. I don't have any advice, just want to say I hope he gets better soon.
honeydew / 7488 posts
Aww man this sucks.. What did the dr say? I hope he does turn the corner soon and you figure out what is going on. Poor little guy and poor mommy!
nectarine / 2019 posts
I would go see another doctor. Weight loss is no good.
nectarine / 2964 posts
@junebugmama: We are already seeing multiple doctors. We did multiple GI tests, swallow tests, blood tests, stool sample. All turned out normal. It's just that I don't know why he is ALWAYS sick. ALWAYS.
@brownie: Thanks.... I hope so too... thanks for sharing your experience...
@T-Mom: They say it is a virus. But why is he always catching a virus?????
honeydew / 7235 posts
I'm sorry you're dealing with this
Did you try eliminating gluten/wheat from his diet?
pomelo / 5321 posts
I'm so sorry you're going through this! I know how panicked I was when DS was vomiting due to a stomach virus. I can't imagine it being a long term ordeal and not having answers. I hope he gets better soon!!
honeydew / 7488 posts
@irene: yeah'i hear ya. We are always sick these days too. DS caught a virus right after having pneumonia. I actually think he got it at the dr office.. Ironic but probably the most germy place you could go... Hope he recovers quickly...
wonderful grape / 20453 posts
I'm so sorry. Maybe he will grow out of it? My niece had some weird unknown GI issue. Saw specialists and everything. She vomited a ton as a baby but she grew out of it. Still don't know what it was