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Vomitting w/ no apparent cause?

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive October 2006: Vomitting w/ no apparent cause?
By Dana on Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - 09:33 am:

Anyone ever know a baby like this? I am baby sitting a sweet little girl who vomitts about every 4 days. She has tested negative to all sorts of viruses and bacteria. They have done numerous test on her digestive system from mouth to coming out the other end. All appears fine. She was tested for allergies and only eggs is found. So she gets nothing w/ eggs.

Here's a bit of her back ground. She has gotten pretty much every childhood disease possible from a daycare setting. Before this, she was normal and chubby. She is just over a year old now. About two months ago, she had two stomach ailments at the same time. Rotovirus and something else that is still really bad. Ever since, she keeps vomitting. She is testing negative now for all of the various tummy bugs. So it has something to do w/ just her, not a bug.

Today was the first time I saw her vomitt. OMG! The poor little thing. She gets here very early in the AM. I asked her mom if she had eaten yet. She said just water w/ juice to flavor. So I gave her some lactaid milk (she showed a very mild reaction to dairy and soy). We were sitting waiting to go to the bus. Then all the sudden, milk comes out her mouth. I catch it with her blankie. And next it just spews from her. I swear the amount coming out was 3x the amount that went in. She's fine now.

Her mom says this is how it always happens. She is good for about 4 days and then without any apparent change in foods, she vomitts ALOT all at one time.

I mentioned this to a mom friend at the bus stop (since I had to shower and bath the baby all in 2 min to get to the bus on time) and she says a friend of hers daughter did this. But it was like once a month. Finally she got a diagnosis. She didn't know what it was but remembers them searching for so long and finally finding it. She's going to check for me. But I thought someone here may have heard of somthing like this as well.


By Tripletmom on Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - 09:46 am:

What about h-pylori?

By Trina~moderator on Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - 11:15 am:

GERD (reflux)?

By Dana on Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - 12:17 pm:

Not GERD. All her digestive stuff is working, um properly??? But they immediately cleared GERD as a problem.

I will ask about the h-pylori. What is that in laymen's terms? I'll look it up online as well, but wanted the non-techinal words first LOL.

By Kaye on Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - 03:12 pm:

When my dd was about 9 monhts, she caught everyting. The first test that was run on her was an "iG series" it test their immune system. For my dd it was an allergy issue, but they suspected something much worse.

By Dana on Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - 09:12 pm:

I just asked the mom about H-pylori. They ran that test first and it was negative. They just did it again and she got the results back today, again negative. The poor mom. She is just at her wits end with no answers in site.

Today was the first time I saw the little girl actually sick, and oh my goodness, she is almost limp after she vomits. She was so needy today and so weak.

I sure hope she finds a dr that is interested in searching more on this and at the very least giving her recommendations of other GI drs. The poor little girl was just pittyful today.

By Luvn29 on Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - 09:44 pm:

It sounds crazy at her age, but I wonder if it could be her gall bladder. I started throwing up for no reason and never stopped. I never had ANY pain usually associated with gall bladders. They did test after test, and no gall stones or anything showed up. Finally, a specialist told me that everything pointed to my gall bladder and he was going to do "exploratory" surgery to "look" at my gall bladder. This is what the insurance company was told. In actuality, he was going in to take it out. Sure enough, when he looked at it, it was completely sludgy. No stones. After I recovered from that, no more throwing up. Just like that...

By Dana on Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 05:10 pm:

Yes, it would be odd for that to be the culprit at this age. I just got off the phone w/ the mom today and they are doing an ultrasound next week. I asked what would that show? and she said nothing but the gall bladder and other organs in the abdominal area. I wonder if the drs are thinking "maybe"

The mom is just so disappointed and lost. The baby is losing weight and just so sick on her sick days. She is a real cutie on a good day! Mom told me she just broke down in tears today at the dr office because she feels hopeless. All the test continue to come back negative.

Please everyone, ask around to anyone you know what they might think or drs they might know who just might be the one dr that can say "oh yes, I've seen this before. It may be the ..." All the obvious stuff has been tested and retested. This is something very different than any other ailment that would be common in a baby.

Thanks again.

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