March 31, 2010

Internal ... Er .. Intestinal Problems

Well, it seems like for the past few weeks, Azer has been absorbing less and less ... and less. And pooing more and more ... and more. On Tuesday morning before school, he had a huge bowel movement (TMI but that's the way it is), and it was horrible and floating. I knew something was wrong. Same amount of enzymes, but I figured maybe I was just pushing the milkshakes too much. I have been adding heavy whipping cream to most of them just to try to get extra calories into the kid.

At school that day he ended up throwing up ... apparently it was a lot too. I rushed to school right away. He hasn't thrown up in about 3 years. When he got home from school, he pooed about 5 or 6 times. And each time, the whole toilet was full. I don't understand where it was all coming from. All the stools were floating and oily. I called the doctors, and felt like I was struggling to hear a response from them the next day. They are consulting with the GI doctor to see if she has some ideas. In the mean time, the doctor prescribed Flagyl for 14 days, three times a day. It is an antibiotic that treats the overgrowth of bacteria in the intestines (I think). I'm not really sure what else it does. Apparently, sometimes the good bacteria gets overtaken by another kind. So, I am hoping and praying that this actually was the problem. Please pray that it works, because we work so hard to get him to gain weight, and if he isn't absorbing anything, he might lose weight. And we don't want that to happen.

Anyhow ... another baseball game is scheduled for tomorrow night!


Froggymama said...

Oh boy, I'm sorry.

Do they think he has Cdiff?

We had to stop giving Addie cream in her milk bottle because she wasn't absorbing it and it was giving her gas. So we just do the whole milk with Carnation mix, and she tolerates that better.

It is sooooo hard finding a balance.

Do you give Azer a probiotic? We started adding probiotics to Addie's juice a couple times a day to help with the good bacteria in her belly. I think it's helped. We use Culterelle and Primadophilus for children.

I hope Azer is feeling better. xoxo Elise

Lydia Russell said...

I used to give him a probiotic, but I didn't see any improvements in anything. Yeah ... it seems like Azer just can't tolerate the whipping cream at all.