Jennifer - posted on 07/03/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )
Joey, born Oct. 13, 2008 is my second son. He was born weighing 7 lbs and 19 inches long. Now at 20 months, he is 21lbs (♥%) and 32 inches(18%). He was gaining weight normally (around the 25% percentile) up until 9-12 months when he began eating solid food (not pureed baby baby food). Around this point he also began having severe trouble with bowel movements. Pushing against the wall and screaming (dr. says its "withholding" but I think he was struggling). Since about this March, he has been on miralex and benefiber daily and he no longer has those issues. However, if he misses a dose, he begins struggling again. He also had a incident in May involving metabolic acidosis- although we have no idea why- he was admitted to the hospital for 3 days and he got better.
We have been to a GI and metabolic specialist and my poor son has been tested for just about everything- and it all came back negative.
Crohn's disease exists on my husbands side and Celiacs exists on my side of the family. He tested negative to both on blood tests.
I am out of thoughts and the drs seem to be as well. Any ideas?
If he was just small, I wouldn't be too concerned but since he has issues with pooping, I am very concerned.
Any information would be greatly apprecaited and if you guys need any more info just ask! I have no idea if I left anything out that would be helpful to making a potential diagnosis.