Thursday, July 16, 2009

Deja vu all over again

I guess the title of my last post was wishful thinking. He came home on Wednesday the 8th and by Fiday the 10th he was puking again. I thought it was because our neighbor was nice enough to bring over a dinner for us on Thursday which she assured us had no milk, but apparently that didn't include cheese. We didn't realize until Seamus had eaten half a bowl and then complained that his stomach hurt all night. He threw up in CF clinic the next morning but we really didn't think anything of it until he puked twice on Saturday. My last post I wrote we were going to the Aquatic Gardens but we never made it there because he threw up in the car 2 minutes into the drive. He kept up with the puking until Tuesday when Dr C said he didn't think the milk incident could be the cause and to bring him back into the ER.

So Tuesday night, we went through the whole routine again with the brand new doctors and they couldn't find anything in his x-rays or blood work. They came up with the idea that he caught some kind of stomach bug while he was in the hospital but I don't buy it. He was only puking when trying to swallow or use his feeding tube which is exactly how he was acting before his eosinophilic esophagitis was diagnosed. And I've never seen a stomach bug last a week. I think the milk really caused his EE to flare up which had a whole domino effect.

The good news is he hasn't thrown up in two days but he is very lethargic and doesn't ever want to leave the house. He still has issues with swallowing and has no appetite. So we haven't been up to anything fun. I'm not going to jinx it by saying what our plan is for tomorrow.

I want to include at least something positive so here's some pictures of the July 4th weekend before all the hospital stuff began:


Alicia said...

Poor Seamus-I'm so sorry you're going through all of this!

Tooter's Mommy (Courtney) said...

That poor kid just can't catch a break! Give him even more hugs from me and Olivia.