Ask a Question!Sick kid every A.M.???

Sherry - posted on 09/02/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )

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For some reason, my 11 yr. old, Sky, has been sick to her stomach every a.m. Now, she did just start middle schl, & she is on a new schedule of waking up @ 5 a.m., but every morning faithfully, she's holding her belly saying she can't eat breakfast!! She enjoys school & doesn't want to stay home. I don't know what to do, I hate sending her to school with nothing in her belly!! Breakfast is important! Anyone have any clue as to what her deal may be??

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Amy - posted on 09/04/2009

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My son will soon be 8 years old, does not like school because he was being bullied in kindergarden and 1st grade. When he would have a long weekend or a week off from school then have to start up again in the morning he would get the same way. He would say he does not feel good then say his tummy hurts. I never let him stay home unless he has a fever or would throw up. He does not like to eat either in the morning. He has seaonal allergies like I do and when I get up I can not eat breakfast right away.and he does not either. I have drainage at night so my stomach gets alittle neasated so I have to wait an hour or so then I am ready to do what I need to do. That is the same with him except he just does not want to eat. I do not force it except in the winter and give him something hot. So what I do is (if I can ) have granola bars or anyking of breakfast bar on hand so he can just grab it and eat while he is waiting for the bus. He likes that.

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My 11 year old was doing the same thing last school year. To thepoint she would just start thinking about it so much she was giving her self panick attacts. After taking her to three differant doctors and have lot of testing. We found out its I.B.S

Cheryl - posted on 09/04/2009

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My daughter (5 1/2)has the same thing, she was actually throwing up. Doctor finally diagnosed her with Gastro. Esp. Acid Reflux. I give her a TUMS, she's fine...eats breakfast and is off to school. She did have the same thing when she was 3 month old, and outgrew it (or so we thought).

Amy - posted on 09/04/2009

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My oldest son ( now age 13) went through the same thing 2 yrs ago. He would get up everymorning and have a belly ache, come to find out he was being bullied on the school bus, and in school but didn't want to tell me because he didn;t want to be a nark. Had a talk with the bus driver to make her aware of what was going on and his teacher. seemed to help alot because they would keep an eye on what was going on. Now he has no issues with his stomach before school. good luck i hope it works out for your lil one!

Sherry - posted on 09/04/2009

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Holly, I couldn't pay her to drink a warm glass of milk...lol. She sleeps well at night. I plan to get her the breakfast drinks, somethings gotta work. She woke up again today holding her stomach. I think she just needs to empty her bowels. Usually Sky ALWAYS eats brerakfast, she runs to the fridge before she even takes her morning pee!! lol. She's a great eater under usual circumstances. Somethin about waking up @ 5:15 am...her body just doesn't like it!

Holly - posted on 09/04/2009

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Maybe a warm glass of milk at night before bed. I have an eight year old daughter that has trouble falling asleep at night because of anticipation of the following days event and this seems to help her. I could never eat breakfast first thing in the morning even as a child so I always had a water bottle frooze in my locked with ice tea,lemon aid, or apple juice and some cheese and crackers or peanut butter and crackers and could grab a few crackers and a drink in between classes as I got hungry that would carry me through enough until lunch time.

Sherry - posted on 09/03/2009

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Hey wonderful ladies... just wanted to let u know, I took my daughter to the Dr. today. He said he thinks her belly issues are just nerves & changing of the schedule may have a hand in it as well. I am going to just try those breakfast drinks like Crystal P. suggested! Thanks again Crystal, even my man thinks that's a good idea! Thanks again everyone!! :)

Sherry - posted on 09/02/2009

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Kelly, she ALWAYS get's a snack every night right at 8:00. Usually like cookies or chips, yogurt, something along those lines. I don't even have to offer, she comes a asking!! lol. Normally she has a great appetite, asks for 2nds almost every night. Thanks for your imput!

Kelly - posted on 09/02/2009

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Maybe you could try letting her have a snack before bedtime. Something healthy, not spicy or greasy, of course. I'm just thinking that she was sleeping later over the summer, but also up later and maybe snacking late at night, so she actually didn't have such an empty stomach by morning. I remember one time (actually way back in health class in high school) being told that ulcers can come from not eating for long periods (like all night and then skipping breakfast) because all the stomach acid has nothing to work on. So keeping something light in her stomach might help. Hope it gets better!

Sherry - posted on 09/02/2009

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Lisa, yes, she has her "monthly friend", but it's even when she isn't on it!! Usually she only cramps for the 1st 3 days... I say nervousness too. It's so horrible sending her to schl that way! I worry all day, you know? But, by the time she get's home, she's fine. I even told her to make sure she empties her bowels before schl, cuz that may be a contributing factor. I just hope it goes away!!! lol

Lisamarie81m - posted on 09/02/2009

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It might just be nerves for school, I was thinking maybe she has her period??? I dont know but that could hurt your stomach in the morning

Sherry - posted on 09/02/2009

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Veronica, yes, it started when schl started. Before that, she was sleeping in till like 10 a.m. every day. Lucky girl..lol. She's on a schedule, she has to be in bed by 8, t.v. off & lights out @ 9 p.m., so I think she's resting enough. I mean, I'm sure she's tired. I go to bed @ 11 p.m. & get up with her @ 5 a.m. & I know I'm tired!!! lol. We have a Dr. appointment tomorrow, so I will def be asking questions! Thanks for the tips!

Veronica - posted on 09/02/2009

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I'm really not sure on this one, especially if she is enjoying school. Has this just started when school started? or how long has it been going on? I know sometimes if I don't get enough sleep I am sick to my stomach or if I eat anything acidy before bed I will be sick in the morning. This is gonna sound funny for an 11 year old, because it is what I did when I was pregnant, but I still do it when I am sick to my stomach in the mornings. I eat 3 to 4 saltine crackers before I even get out of bed and have a few sips of water, it helps. But if it continues I would definately take her to her pediatrician.

Sherry - posted on 09/02/2009

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I think it's the change in schedules or something... or ervous belly. I used to get that way when I worked...in the a.m. I would just feel like crap, but after I ate, I'd usually be ok. Goodluck!

Sherry - posted on 09/02/2009

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When school started. I'm thinking it has to do with nervousness & waking up so early...I'm not sure though. Vey good idea about the breakfast drink, but I don't think she will drink it. Worth a shot though, right? Thanks!1

April - posted on 09/02/2009

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i dont know how to deal with it but my son is going through the same thing. he is n kindergarten. dont know what the deal is.

Crystal - posted on 09/02/2009

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When did it start? I would suggest trying a breakfast drink in the morning like carnation instant breakfast to at least get some nutrients in her b4 school. They need something for a long day and maybe with that a dry piece of toast!



Best of luck

Crystal

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