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Dec 17, 2008
zack'smom
Zack born 09/28/07 @ 31 weeks. Dx silent reflux @ 6 mo. Now not so silent. Switched to Elecare @ 9 mo. On Prevacid 15mg 1x daily. Looking to stop the puke and gain some lbs.
Puke stopped about 24 months and he's learning to eat...very slowly.
Still on prevacid and periactin.
blood in vomit
Have any of you seen blood in your child's vomit before? I've seen in twice in two days now and it's concerning. He has a horrible cold and cough right now, so I'm hoping his esophagus is just irritated from that. He has a GI appt in a week.
Dec 17, 2008
jedd'smommy
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jedd
It could possibly be bile. That looks the same color.

When he vomitted did he retch unitl he was empty???? IF he did then it may be just bile.

I'm not saying it's not blood, if you think it is, I'd make a Ped appt NOW and get seen.

Dec 17, 2008
emibug
Kathryn, Pager Volunteer and mommy to Emily Mia 02/04/07. 3 years old with GERD. 30mg Prevacid and Pepcid AC. Mylanta needed for flares. Failed prilosec med switch. Tried and failed many med weans but GERD and pain are well controlled. Functional constipation. Reoccurring SBBO. Suspected IBD or autoimmune disease. Resolved issues: MSPI, CSID (acquired), Stage 2 kidney reflux, Chronic diarrhea.
Audrey Meadow 06/20/08. born 34/35 weeks. Still b/f and eats everything! ftt and chronic constipation.
emily spit up blood a few times. it was bright red streaks. but jessica is right bile sometimes looks like a rusty color so it could be bile.. if i were you i would go to the pedi and tell them about this. it might be enough to put him on carafate till the cough goes away.
Dec 17, 2008
rissaroo
Picture: This is what happens when you raise a kid on health food and they get ahold of a Coke! Bad mom, that soda is NOT on the reflux diet.
UPDATE: Isaiah is now 12 and off meds! He is doing great, eating again and hopefully will be catching up in the growing department. I am still in the "hoping it sticks" phase, but we're so happy that he's better!
Sarah did once, too...it was bright red streaks. It was because she'd been vomiting so hard that it tore her esophogus...but it may be worth a call to the dr. just in case. Is it every time he vomits? how often is he vomiting? with sarah, the issue was more that she was vomiting that much...she needed fluids. They were not too concerned about the blood....Hope this helps!
Dec 17, 2008
jedd'smommy
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jedd
How is Zach doing now???? Is he doing better than this morning???
Dec 18, 2008
zack'smom
Zack born 09/28/07 @ 31 weeks. Dx silent reflux @ 6 mo. Now not so silent. Switched to Elecare @ 9 mo. On Prevacid 15mg 1x daily. Looking to stop the puke and gain some lbs.
Puke stopped about 24 months and he's learning to eat...very slowly.
Still on prevacid and periactin.
Thanks for asking, Jessica. He vomited once last night and again this morning (that's status quo, unfortunately), but no more blood. I left a message for the doc...no return call yet. I'm guessing and hoping that it's just from irritation in his nose or throat from the coughing and dry weather.
Dec 18, 2008
jessicalynn
mom to 4 kids with probable
Mitochondrial Disease
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Dealing with Fundo, J tube feedings,Severe Dysmotility,Aspiration,Asthma,
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Connective Tissue Disorder,
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Visceral Hyperalgesia, and more
Many meds
A huge possibility is that the blood is coming from his nose/sinuses from the cold. This happens to Brent a lot.
Check with your
doctor first!