Tummy trouble

by DaniGirl on July 16, 2006 · 5 comments

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I’m a little bit worried about Simon.

(Warning: there will be talk of barfing ahead. Consider yourself warned.)

He’s always been a great eater, but he’s been a little off his food lately. And maybe five or six times in the last couple of weeks, he’s finished most of his dinner, started to whimper, and barfed it all right back up again. Each time it has happened, it’s been a fairly hot day, and up until last week I was attributing it to the heat.

Last week, he was sick three times, but showed no other symptoms. And once he finishes yakking, he’s fine – energetic, playful, in good humour.

So Beloved took him to the ped on Friday, and the ped weighed him. He’s actually gained weight since his well-baby appointment six months ago, so that’s a good sign. The ped told us to simply keep an eye on him, and let him know if other symptoms (food avoidance, ill temper, etc) manifest. He also gave us a prescription for Prevacid, the same reflux medication both boys were on around four to six months of age. Even though he’s now two and a half, the administration of the medication is the same – with applesauce.

Just wondering if, in the beautiful symmetry of the Internet, any of you have any experience with random barfing (looks pointedly at Nancy) and any advice? Thanks to Tristan, I know from fevers, but barfing is new (not to mention messy) territory for me.

And now, as a reward for tolerating a post about my two year old’s tummy troubles, a bonus conversation and non-sequiter:

We are at my parents’ house for dinner. Tristan is downstairs watching TV and Simon is playing in the kitchen while my folks and Beloved and I are finishing our dinner. Tristan comes upstairs and asks for some crackers, which I give to him with the admonition to be very careful and not make a mess with the crumbs. At no time does Simon go anywhere near the basement family room.

Tristan is downstairs all of two minutes at most, and comes upstairs with a comically worried look on his face.

“Someone made a mess with some crackers downstairs,” he confides with wide blue eyes, “and I think it was Simon!”

I couldn’t help but laugh.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sayre July 17, 2006 at 12:59 pm

My son always had a stuffy/runny nose when he was little. Getting him to blow it took years – he’d rather suck it back and swallow it (yes, this is rather nasty post). Apparently snot doesn’t really go on through, and after a while, the most god-awful barf could come out of him… he wasn’t sick though. And once he got the nose-blowing thing down, it never happened again.

2 nancy July 17, 2006 at 1:43 pm

Poor Simon (and I shudder on your behalf at the mess, the smell, eeeeeiiuuuuwwwww)
When I first read the post, I immediately thought, the heat…then you explained.
Perhaps he is going thru a growth spurt of sorts, which may be bringing back his reflux. I would try the meds, just to see if it helps, then you can either know what it may be or rule it out.
Our barfing issues seems to be 99.9% gagging related. All about the GAG. However, we have been informed that now Trevor has had a couple of handfuls of prgans removed from his throat, his gagging may very well subside – who knew?
Does he cough or gag just prior? Or just a whimper (makes me feel sad at the thought of him with a sore tummy). Is he eating more in quantity that usual? Maybe heis full, but enjoying the taste so much he just keep seating and his tummy is saying TOO MUCH!!!
Oh, I also know that if our guys drink way too much just before supper, also not a good thing…Simon?
I hope whatever it is, it stops soon.

3 Sharon July 17, 2006 at 2:11 pm

Poor Simon. Sorry not much help we don;t barf much here. The trouble is getting people to eat. In this heat very hard.
AND ROTFL At Tristan. Nathan often blames Miranda. I just look at him then he trys a train or a stuffed toy, And then admits it was him.

4 Ann D July 18, 2006 at 12:54 am

We have had problems with a couple of kids in our family gagging when upset, gagging when coughing, etc. It’s not fun. My kids have since outgrown it (thankfully), but it was pretty yucky — especially when it seemed like no prescription medication could ever stay down.
Hugs to you and your gang.

5 Nadine - Healthifica July 18, 2006 at 9:13 am

Glad that you have checked with the ped and it seems that your Simon is just fine.
I was writing a post about vomiting and I thought, I could link you up in my blog. Maybe there are other parents having the same experience with you and they can share.

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