Very worried...

Katie - posted on 09/14/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My son will be 3 months on the 26th. He has been projectile vomiting since he was two weeks old. He also acts like he is in pain when he eats, gets very constipated if we don't give him prune juice, and cries hours on end with his legs drawn up. When he does this there is nothing we can do to make him stop crying, I know he is in pain. We have been to the emergency room several times and been to the doctor almost every week since he's been born. He's had an upper GI to see if he had a twisted bowel and the results are normal. Yesterday he had blood work done and it showed a few abnormal things but the most significant was that his liver enzymes are too high. I'm not sure what this means. Wilson's disease runs in my family but I am not sure if this is what is wrong. I'm so worried about my little man. Does anyone know what could be wrong?

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Katherine - posted on 09/14/2010

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Why don't you do some research on your own? I googled high liver enzymes and came up with a few things it could be.

Iridescent - posted on 09/14/2010

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A metabolic neurologist will know what to do from here. Request a referral. GI doesn't treat liver, or I'd have suggested the same. Metabolic neurologists do work in conjunction with GI though when needed. The sooner you do this, the better the outcome.

There could be any of hundreds of things going on with your baby. The fact is that he's male, 3 months old, and has symptoms but is still overall doing well (capable of breathing, crying, not jaundiced, can move, can eat). Those are all very good things. We had a similar start with my daughter's life 3 years ago, but she was much much more ill. The first clue we had on what was actually wrong (after the symptoms being blown off as "normal") were abnormal liver functions. Because we got to the right doctors, she is alive and doing well.

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i agree with kate. that would be so hard... especially when you see your baby in pain and theres nothing you can do about it. good luck my thoughts are with you. hope he does better soon.

Kate CP - posted on 09/14/2010

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Find a pediatric GI doctor and get a second opinion. It's time for a specialist to have a look.

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