I have twin girls whom will be 3 in February 08. We have had some pretty rough times as one of them has had 4 as they call febrile seizures since Jan 06. Her temps with 2 were not really a concern as one was only 101 and the other was only 99 in the afternoon - which is her usual temp. Her twin has had one - which made more sense. Her temp was 103.
Anyways - as an infant (formula fed) she would wake up all the time at night screaming as if in pain. I questioned this of course to the Dr.s who said it is natural for some infants to be like that. Be consistant and do try to make her fall back asleep on her own. She never did.
Christmas 05 - we awoke to Michaela having what I would call explosive diarrhea. She was covered. This continued for a few days - her sister had the same symptoms following a few weeks later. Stool samples tested for I don't know what, but caused no concern to the doctors.
A month later she had her first febrile seizure - days later she developed an ear infection.
Ever since Christmas 05 her stools have been very loose, she complains of belly aches more than the average child and vomits for no apparent reason - usually at night but can occur during the day. Again questioned this - no one seemed concerned.
At some point we realized that something in fruit 2 0 and tang made her very nasty - tantrums / attitude etc. So we removed them from her diet. I also removed whole milk for other reasons and at that point the vomiting stopped. I think her personality may have improved as well when I removed the milk all though I am not sure if this was coincidence. We did not remove all dairy - just the milk.
The day of her last febrile seizure I gave the girls a nutra pals drink as they were not eating much. Within 2 hours she complained of serious cramps - called the Dr. to see if I can bring her in. We never made - she had a febrile seizure right as I was getting her ready. This one was different from the previous 3 as she did not have actual convulsions. 24 hours later she developed the beginning of an ear infection.
I am just trying to see if anyone out there has seen such reactions with a child - and if so did you ever resolve it. We have a few tests set up due to my own thoughts. But if those come back negative I am at square one again :(
Any thoughts / suggestions will be highly appreciated :)
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