Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sick Little Boy

This post will lack literary sparkle, my apologies.

BuggaBoo has been sick. He started vomiting the 25th and didn't stop until the 30th. This is the fourth time he's had a vomiting episode in four months, the last one was the first week in August. Each episode is characterized by the fact that he can't keep anything down, not even breastmilk or Pedialyte.

Friday night we had to take him into the ER for a bag of fluids and some IV Zofran. He weighed 26 pounds with clothes and shoes on, which he usually weighs 27.5 pounds naked. They also pulled a vial of blood because BuggaBoo had petechiae on his chest and neck, which can be a sign of platelet problems. Thankfully they were a result of his forceful vomiting. While we were at the hospital Doozer started throwing up, she stopped the 31st. But this is the first time Doozer has been sick with a stomach thing.

So we took BuggaBoo to his pediatrician Monday to see what we could find. His weight was up to 28 lbs clothed. The doctor found it to be an interesting coincidence that the vomiting episodes started after BuggaBoo swallowed the bobby pin. Also, the blood work from the ER noted that his bilirubin levels were slightly elevated but his liver enzymes were normal. So now we begin to test for things.

BuggaBoo had an x-ray on Monday which was clear. He fasted and went in for an ultrasound on Tuesday. They looked at his stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, and bladder. We'll get results in a few days.

So right now we don't know what's up. Hopefully it's just monumental bad luck. All I know is I hate it when my baby looks like this:


  1. Oh no! I sincerely hope everything is okay with your little man. How scary.
    My oldest went through something like this before we figured out he is allergic to citrus. In our search for why he was so sick we stumbled across Cyclic Vomitting Syndrome. I don't know all of his symtoms and it sounds like it was contagious so it might not be that but just something to look into.
    Good Luck and we are thinking of your family!

  2. Thank you Megan, that means a lot.

    I did mean to mention CVS in my post, but it just slipped my mind. Thank you for bringing it up. The Hubby found out about CVS while researching things and the pediatrician thinks it might be plausible. I guess that would be preferable to a lot of things.

    Here's a good link talking about CVS:

  3. This is still going on? I was hoping since neither you nor Jones had mentioned it via blogger or facebook that he was doing better. :o( Guess I should have asked.

    Really hope they are able to figure out what is going on. The worst part is not knowing. You guys will be in my prayers for sure. love ya.

  4. Don't feel bad, Nica, I just haven't had time to blog about it, so how could you know? Thank you for our prayers.

  5. Grandmother is waiting not so patiently for the findings. Praying often, and hoping it's just a blip on the screen of life. Love you all!

  6. I was so sorry to hear about this :( No mother wants their children to be sick, but it's worse when you don't know what is going on. Hope you get answers sis!