Amanda - posted on 07/19/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )
for the past couple months and no doctor can seem to figure it out. There is a possibility of 3 different things which all have the same exact symptoms. The possibilities are GERD, food allergy and reaction to a hernia which she does have but we were told it is not a serious case. Any tips, suggestions, similar experiences?
My daughter will be 17 months old in a couple of weeks and we have been to several doctors and have a scheduled appointment with a gastrointestinal specialist. Unfortunately, the specialist cannot see her until Sept. 24th. This has been an issue for over 2 months already. We've also tried the ER.
Also she had absolutely NO health issues up to this point. We weened her off of the same formula we started her on. She had no problem transitioning to milk. Has never shown a sensitivity to any foods. She has always been an incredibly healthy baby aside from the hernia (which we have been keeping a close watch on) and being a little below average in weight but still on the charts (which tends to be the case with children throughout my family). Although since this issue has started she has fallen off the charts and continually fluctuates in her weight.
Currently, we are looking into possible lead poisoning as well. We moved into a new place just before her 1st birthday, which is when they test the lead levels in the blood. The new apartment we moved into is a VERY old building so the possibilty of lead contamination is definitely there. However, my family has known a long line of our landlord's family and I assumed he would tell us had there been cause for concern. Now we have lived here for about 4 months and the illness has lasted for almost 3 months now.
We took her to yet another hospital, which has the highest pediatrics rating in our area and she was admitted tonight. I'm home to pick up some essentials and headed back to the hospital. Hopefully we'll find something out soon.