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January 8th, 2004, 4:13am
Ok........my son is 4 almost 5. He is healthy, happy, and very active. He isn't sick. What I mean is he has almost no symptoms of being sick. However the morning of the 4th at about 7am he threw up. Just the once and not again. Then on the morning of the 6th he threw up at 4am just once and not again. Then again today the 8th he threw up once again at about 3am and is now feeling fine and back to sleep. He has no other symptoms. He feels fine up until a few seconds before and as soon as it's over he is just fine again. He has no loss of appetite. No discoloration. No pain. No fever. Isn't sleepier than usual. I am baffeled. I thought at first he was getting a stomach bug, but if that were so we would all be sick and he would have been throwing up a lot more. He hasn't eaten anything unusual so I don't think it would be any kind of allergy. I am probably going to call the doctor I just wish I knew something because I know they are going to run all these test on him and he just doesn't understand all of that. He is so young. Does anyone have a clue?
January 8th, 2004, 6:07am
Please call the doctor. Sounds really puzzling and I know the tests stink but you need to find out what is going on. I have two little ones and since I've been working in the medical malpractice field, I have become every doctor's worse nightmare! He prolly just has some kind of bug that his little body is fighting but you needs answers. Good luck hon and keep us posted.
January 8th, 2004, 7:03am
I don't mean to throw out something scary but take him to the doctor ASAP, vomiting without nausea is sometimes a sign of brain injury and/or a tumor. One of my employees had that very same thing happen, her kid would just throw up for no reason, without feeling sick. This went on for months and months. Then one of his eyes crossed so she took him to the doc. Turns out he had a brain tumor. He is fine now but she had a sick, sick kiddo for awhile. I am by no means adoctor so don't panic or anything, just relaying my thoughts.
January 8th, 2004, 8:53am
Does he suck his thumb? My son would do that occasionally during the night he would suck his thumb so much that it gagged him and he threw up. Never showed any symtoms of anything else, really had me troubled, until one night I saw him do it. Fortunately soon after he stopped sucking his thumb and we haven't had a problem since!
January 8th, 2004, 8:58am
My 5 year old had the same thing for 3 weeks in September. It ended up being a nervous stomach. He had just started school this year and was having trouble with the change. But I would definitly call a dr. It could be as simple as nerves, but you never know. Good luck and I hope your boy is fine. Keep us informed!
January 8th, 2004, 12:09pm
Thanks everyone. He doesn't suck his thumb. He usued to do this but in a larger volume do to his seasonal allergies. But it was always preceeded by a bad cough. Now no cough. Just the most puzzeling thing. Doctor can't see us until next week so I am going to try the things that I usually do for his allergies and see if it works. Thanks again.