i need help with my 18 month old. doctors aren't helping

Britanny - posted on 10/23/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 18 month old son has been vomiting every day for the last 3 weeks. He has lost his hearty appetite. He has dark purple circles under his eyes and they appear sunk in. He is tired and clinging. All the time. At night he pulls his knees tohis chest and screams. It seems no one cares enough to do any testing. He has been given anti acids. Which have done nothing.

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Elizabeth Kathryn - posted on 10/23/2013

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Take him to a children's hospital . If the Dr.'s aren't listening to you ask for anther Dr.
You need to be bold and firm . Tell them you are his mother and there is something wrong. He isn't acting right, this is not normal. The them you want blood work done , urine test, and IV fluids as much as they can give him. How is his poop looking . Sever constipation might cause that. But ask them to x- Ray his abdomen to see if he's constipated . Tell them you don't want to leave the hospital till he can hold down food for 24hrs. Hang in there be strong . You have to fight them I know. But you can do it. Search the internet for the closest children's hospital.

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Britanny - posted on 07/14/2014

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~*~*~*~*~*~*~ UPDATE~*~*~*~*~*~*~


My son Was Diagnosed with Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EOE)

In EoE, large numbers of white blood cells called eosinophils are found in the tissue of the esophagus. Normally there are no eosinophils in the esophagus. EoE can occur at any age and most commonly occurs in Caucasian males. The symptoms of EoE vary with age. In infants and toddlers, you may notice that they refuse their food or are not growing properly. School-age children often have recurring abdominal pain, trouble swallowing or vomiting. Teenagers and adults most often have difficulty swallowing. The esophagus can narrow to the point that food gets stuck. This is called food impaction and is a medical emergency.



HE is being treated with 1 vial of Pulmicort the nebulizer version mixed with a half teaspoon of water, 1 teaspoon of syrup to make it thicker. He takes this solution 3 times a week and he's doing great!

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