Thursday, April 26, 2012

Diagnosis: Abdominal Migraines

Hunter woke up Sunday night just before midnight not feeling well. He started throwing up at 4:20 and threw up 12 more times by 7:30am. I called nurse on call, was sent to the local hospital pediatric emergency room and he threw up twice more on the way there and once more in the room.

He was given morphine, zofran, pepcid and an iv.

we left the er and got home around noon where he was still in pain and threw up again. So- we went to his pediatrician at 3:45 and she was surprised the hospital didn't just admit him for the day/night. She gave me the choice to send him back to make him comfortable or to try and see if another dose of zofran would help. we went with the zofran (2 shots) for immediate relief. My poor little guy. he went home and slept. what an ordeal. worse feeling of helplessness knowing there is nothing you can do. He stayed home from school Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

when we left the er our papers said he was diagnosed with vomiting. Ok. I'm pretty sure without a medical degree I could have told them that. assclowns. And- vomiting is a symptom, not a diagnosis.

After being examined by the pediatrician and researching her diagnosis, we think he needs to see a pediatric gastroenterologist because he has episodes like this every so often. My pediatrician thinks it could be migraine related (some people get migraine headaches, some people the migraine presents itself in the stomach).

It's so crazy to think this is something he could deal with for the rest of his life.

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