My daughter, 18-months-old, has had diarrhea, vomitting, and gas (cramps, burps and toots) for 4 weeks now. It comes and it goes. She has set a pattern of being sick for a day and then having 2 normal days. So basically she is sick every 3rd day. It always waits exactly 3 days before returning.
Her stool is usually yellow and has been watery for most of the time. Her vomit contains very little water, mostly solid food items. Her burps and toots smell like sulfur. Her stool smells soured, more like vomit than stool. She has not run a fever for most of the time, only a couple of times here and there, and it was low-grade.
She is lactose intolerant (has been since birth), but this runs in both my and my husband's families. She has not had any dairy during this period. And the symptoms came on suddenly.
She has been hospitalized twice now for dehydration. They have tested her for Giardia (caused by drinking tainted water), salmonela, e.coli, urinary tract infection, problems with immuniglobin (spelling ?) A (causes immune deficiency), and blood in the stool. All of these have come back negative. They have also done x-rays, an upper GI, and an ultra-sound, all of which were OK. We are still waiting on results for immuniglobin E (causes another immune derfiency), h.pylori (bacteria that causes ulcers), and cryptosporidium (also caused by tainted water).
If we don't get an answer from the remaining tests, they are going to do a scope and test for celiac disease.
Does this sound familiar to anyone? Please help. We are desparate for an answer.