Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Anyone heard of Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome?  I've been up all night with Memphis again... poor kid has some sort of stomach bug that keeps sneaking up on him.  It's been 3 or 4 times now since the beginning of October.  So, seeing as I've been up for a awhile, I've been 'googling' and came across this:  http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/cvs/
It sounds very similar to what we're experiencing with Memphis.  He's completely fine, then all of a sudden he's throwing up.  It lasts for a few hours, then he's completely back to normal. 
It happened the Monday after the wedding, and then again the morning after the Wiggles concert.  I'm wondering if it has something to do with his nerves and being too excited?  Then it was Halloween, and last night he did have some candy for bed (not much, but still...).
What do you think?  Any other mommas go through this? 
Depending on how he's feeling today, I might bring him to the clinic, otherwise I think I'll wait until we go for his checkup with our family doc on November 16th. 
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  1. I've never heard of that before Lena. It definitely doesn't sound too fun, poor Memphis (and of course poor Mommy!). I hope he feels better soon and that you get it figured out. It wouldn't be something he's eating would it?

  2. I have no idea. I think I might start a list of what he's eating in case it happens again. Maybe I could get the daycare to jot it down too. He's a pretty emotional kid, I wonder if it's his nerves!?

  3. Quite possibly, if he's feeling off it could definitely make him sick. Hoping Memphis rids whatever it is soon.

  4. Keep an eye on him Lena. My oldest who is now 13. Had his appendix rupture. The only symptom was vomiting similar to what you are describing. The doctor kept telling me he had the flu :(.

  5. Yikes. The thought has occured to me that something like that could happen, but he isn't complaining of any other pain.
    He has a doc appt in 2 weeks... if it happens again before then, I'll bring him to the clinic. So happy I only live a couple of mins from the hospital!

  6. Karl was only 3 years old when it happened. He had no pain until the morning it ruptured. By the time I got him to the hospital it was too late. He was in the hospital for almost 2 weeks :(. He had bouts of vomiting on and off for about 6 weeks and had been in to the doctor several times. He had even been admitted to the hospital a couple days before due to dehydration from a bout of vomiting. They sent him home and it ruptured not even 48 hours later. His white blood count had been slightly elevated but they said it was the virus he was fighting. I knew something else was wrong. The said he was too young for appendicitis.

  7. A co-workers son had his rupture when he was 5 or 6... so I know it can happen. Just one more thing for me to worry about! ;)
    I'm keeping a VERY close eye on him, his daycare is actually about 30 secs from the hospital too, so that makes me feel a bit better. We won't be straying too far until I'm sure he's 100%


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