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4yr old suffering

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 14, 2007
  • 09:07 AM

Hello :o I have a sweet 4 yr old who was nursed till she was 21 months, she had colic pretty bad as a baby (at 13 months she was considered high needs today she is still a drama queen) and then was allergic to dairy then was able to eat all dairy when she was 3, She has been hospitalized for a week for the "Norwalk/Noro Virus". Since then anywhere from 3-10 days a month (6 months ago) and now 5-25 days a month my daughter will spike a fever above 101 get sharp pains in her tummy (bottom right or above belly button), may also vomit, sometimes has diarhea, cry/scream from the pain and be very sleepy for a few days. She has had several trips to the doctors and ER she was put on amitriptilyne and zantac (6 months ago) amitriptilyne was used to "control her stomach spasms" and zantac "just in case she gets like heartburn or "reflux" well neither of them work. So the last dr visit we were set up with a peds gi dr for 1/16 (set 2 weeks ago) since then we have been to a new ER and my daughter was examined by 2 different doctors who came to the conclusion after blood/urine work (the the 10th time) they said they think she has a "hole or tear" in her intestines or "weak immune system". Im curious as to what you think is going on. Im clueless no one else has digestive problems in my family and I feel so bad for her when she has these moments. She has also lost weight and bruises easily. She has also tested negative to Celiac disease. She handles dairy very well. Sometimes constipated sometimes diarhea, green or normal. Please email with any questions or post here. Thanks!

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  • What state do you live in? Just wondering if it's environmental, or if a search is done, others in the same area are suffering similar ailments? I would get a second and third opinion, keep pressing for a diagnosis and treatment. I'm assuming they have done lots of blood work? Anything in those results? Does she have rashes? Has she seen an infectious disease/hemotologist(blood disorders)? Did they say what happened may be a result of a virus? I would start writing stuff down in a diary, what she eats, the time of her fevers, other symptoms, dr's visits, test results. Please let me know if they come up with a diagnosis..I have seen these symptoms on the boards quite a bit, just seems strange.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 15, 2007
    • 00:47 AM
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  • I think seeing a peds gi is a good idea, has had any kinds of testing like a colonoscopy or endoscopy? It sounds a little like Crohn's Disease. Hopefully the Gi will be able to find something out. Good luck
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 7, 2007
    • 10:56 PM
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  • Please consider alternative practitioners to help with your daughter's problem. Sounds like leaky gut, which is caused by candida overgrowth in the intestines, and/or parasites. The intestines are an extremely important part of the immune system. When you have leaky gut due to parasites or candida it causes intestinal impermeability and toxins enter the blood.. I disagree that your daughter "handles dairy well" if she has constipation, diarrhea, green or normal stools. Take her off dairy, and visit these websites: www.candidasupport.org and www.wholeapproach.com. You must look into candida on your own, as most docs don't think this is a concern - it is!! A combination of candida cleansing herbs, or a product like Threelac, along with diet restrictions (No sugar, white flour, dairy, yeasted and processed foods), and finally a good quality children's probiotic: these three things should really help. You need to kill the overgrowth and rebuild her intestinal flora which will in turn strengthen her immune system. Western medicine can offer lots of diagnostic tests, but when it comes to treatment you are extremely limited to meds which just mask symptoms. Please consider seeing a naturopath or chiropractor or acupuncturist to help as an adjunctive treatment for your daughter. I hope this helps.DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • February 8, 2007
    • 03:50 AM
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