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My son is always vomiting at night. HELP!

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  • Posted By: EmoStarDust09
  • August 26, 2012
  • 05:00 AM

For the past week or so now my 4 year old son has been vomiting at night. He will fall asleep and be fine for about an hour or so. But out of nowhere he will whine, or scream out for a second or two. By the time I am in his room he is usually already vomiting, half the time he is still asleep and completely unaware of what is going on. So far after he vomits he will just go right back to sleep with relatively no problems. What concerns me is that we believe he is having nightmares prior to the vomiting.
We live in Oklahoma, my husband and I have joint custody of him and his 2 ( 3 in less than 3 weeks) old brother, where we are primary custodial parents, their biological mother has every other weekend. the joint custody started a month ago tomorrow. This all started Monday night after their biological mom's weekend visit. She told us our youngest son had been throwing up Sunday night, Monday morning but had been feeling fine all day. He had also went to the doctor and they said he had a 24 hour bug. He has had no symptoms since we picked him up. We took our 4 year old to the Dr. Tuesday they told us he had a 24 hour bug as well. He was tested for the normal causes, Ear infection, strep, flu. But all were negative.

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  • I saw an episode of Mystery Diagnosis in which a girl was vomiting at night and they did not know why. Turns out she had epilepsy. Maybe your son should see a neurologist.
    airathanas 1 Replies
    • September 28, 2012
    • 08:28 PM
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  • Yeah I would say epilepsy too. I have it and not that I threw up as a child I juzt know that unusual uncontrolable habits can mean epilepsy or seizures cause by something.
    trulysplenda 9 Replies
    • October 7, 2012
    • 02:12 PM
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  • It could possibly epilepsy. My mother is a retired pediatric nurse and she is familiar with this manifestation of seizures. Ask your pediatrician for a referral to a pediatric neurologist.
    Pearl66 6 Replies
    • October 15, 2012
    • 02:43 AM
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