Sigh – verb – To emit a long, deep, audible breath expressing sadness, relief, tiredness, or a similar feeling.

I didn’t realize how much I was hoping the reflux medication would help M.  But, it doesn’t seem as though that was the answer.

We started the medication last Friday night (so 5 full days of the medication so far), but M is still spitting up … sometimes worse at school.  And there appears to be other side effects as well.  She’s crying (she’s not a crier), she appears to be cramping (will stop and grab her stomach), tired and puts herself to bed early, waking up at night (hasn’t done that in 2 years), and Peeing … a lot!  Just spoke to the GI doctor’s office … off the medication for now.  See if it gets better, if not a trip to her primary care doctor to see if something else is going on with the stomach.


Good news … bad news …

As you know from my last post – M had blood work done.

Good news … it all came back fine.  No thyroid issue.  No celiac.

Bad news … it all came back fine.  No thyroid issue.  No celiac.

So, yes, something was ruled out.  But the vomiting continues with no end in sight.  Next GI appointment in a little more than a week.  What’s next?  We will have to see.

tiredBut I am tired.  Caring for a child when they are sick is hard work!  When she is cramping, she is crying inconsolably and does not even want to be held.  It’s not just lack of sleep.  It’s the lack of feeling like you make a difference.  Nothing seems to help.  Your child is still crying.  And you just want to stop and cry too … but you plod on.

For now, I’m going to try to do what I can and we are going away for the weekend.  Of course all medical records are coming with me … just to be safe.


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