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At my wits end..Not sure what to think..Help for 10yr old?

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  • Posted By: concerned_mom_74
  • February 24, 2011
  • 09:20 AM

I had posted in a different group thinking that maybe one thing had to do with another, but I'm guessing not so I will focus on what is at hand.

My daughter is 10, on tuesday 2/22/11, she came home from school complaining of an upset stomach. We didn't give it much thought, we have heard this a lot lately and sometimes figured it was her way of trying to stay home the next day. That night she wanted something to throw-up in by her bed because she felt nauseas and even though she ate fine at supper, her stomach was still causing her problems. She never threw up in the night, but when I went to get her up for school on wednesday 2/23/11, she couldn't sit up on the edge of her bed because it hurt to move. I told her to stay in bed and made an appointment at our family clinic to be seen even though her doctor wasn't in. 2 1/2 hours before the appointment time, she was laying on the couch, crying in pain. She couldn't stand it anymore and asked me to please take her now. I took her to the ER and it was a God send that HER doctor was there! He checked her urine--clear/ok, checked her blood--clear/ok, did x-rays--not clear. The x-rays not only showed a significant curve in her spine but also that she was literally full of fecal matter. When asked when she last had a bowel movement, she told the doctor and I that she had one the day before, which is probably accurate as she usually goes either everyday or every other day. He gave instructions to get some Milk of Magnesia and to give her an adult dose when we got home and that it should help. At 4:30pm yesterday, I gave her 2 tblspns of MOM--Nothing happened--she stated she passed gas but nothing else. At 8:30 pm, I gave her 2 more tblspns. Here it is 3:11 am (texas time) and you would think that she'd be up in the bathroom. Not sure what to do. Her doctor told us that even one adult dose should kick it in gear and get things a flowing, and that maybe she would need 2-3 more tomorrow but only if she still seemed full and not completely "cleaned" out. This is worrying my husband and I as what I read, it maybe an obstruction, but you would think that if there is an obstruction the doctor would have seen that on the x-ray. I am already planning on calling her doctor tomorrow if no AM results, but not sure where to go then than that. I was glad appendicitis was ruled out, but it makes reflect on my grandmother who died because of a bowel obstruction not being took care of in time. Any thoughts are appreciated.
Thanks, Stephanie

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