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Offline happymamaof5

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why does my 3yr. old vomit and have diarrhea in mornings?
« on: June 25, 2010, 09:18:44 AM »
Hi everybody -  we are getting concerned about our three year old son. He will periodically wake up throwing up thick yellow bile and having very jelloish runny dark yellow diarrhea.   He will continue doing this until I can force something down him -  Today he threw up twice and had diarrhea three times before I could convince him to drink some Gatorade and then about 5 minutes after drinking Gatorade he jumps out of bed and asks for breakfast and is perfectly fine.   He does this probably  once every month or so.    Is it his blood sugar dropping or what?   I have no idea.    Has anybody dealt with this before or know what could be causing this?

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Re: why does my 3yr. old vomit and have diarrhea in mornings?
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2010, 07:03:41 PM »
I may be way off base but could it be his gall bladder?  I have one who can't have deep fried foods, like a corn dog or he will throw up and get mucousy diahreah.  I am assuming it is his gall bladder because the same thing happens to me and I'm convinced it's my gall bladder.

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Re: why does my 3yr. old vomit and have diarrhea in mornings?
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2010, 04:54:39 AM »
I've had some experience with this - though not with the frequency you describe in your son.
My daughter (almost 5) has done this twice in the last 2 months though.
Activated Charcoal is the thing that helps the most. But good digestive enzymes would probably help your son as well.

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Re: why does my 3yr. old vomit and have diarrhea in mornings?
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2010, 01:53:46 PM »
  Is it his blood sugar dropping or what?   

This is exactly what I believe it is. Our son started this around 3 years of age(he is 8 now). He would have it once every couple of months, so it was hard to pinpoint what it was. Food poisoning?  Flu?  Finally, after a few years of doing it we figured out it was low blood sugar.
See, some evenings he would refuse to eat dinner, because he's a picky guy. Well, in our home if you don't eat your dinner, nothing until breakfast. Then, the next day, yellow/green bile vomit a few times. Once he ate, he was better.
We had it happen EVERY single time he skipped his dinner. Then, one time he had a fever and didn't eat all day. He vomited the same way at night.
We are carefully monitoring him to make sure he does not have juvenile diabetes!  :-\

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Re: why does my 3yr. old vomit and have diarrhea in mornings?
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2010, 04:26:28 AM »
This is really interesting because the one thing we have noticed is that it always happens following a night where he didn't eat much supper.     

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Re: why does my 3yr. old vomit and have diarrhea in mornings?
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2010, 02:38:26 PM »
Our daughter started doing this when she was about a year old.  It would always be in the middle of the night, and she would vomit 3-4 times, have mucousy stools, and then be fine in the morning when she awoke.  We thought at first it was from eating too late, or eating greasy foods, but couldn't really make a connection.  Finally, we took her to the doctor and the specialist told us that they thought she had picked up a stomach virus that had damaged her intestinal lining and this was an irritation of the food to her intestines.  They told us it would probably take a year for it to go away completely and that putting her on a diet of easy to digest foods would help give her stomach time to heal.  We did this for about a month and it did seem to help.  She continued to have problems for about 3 more years, although the episodes lessened in frequency.  She now will only do this once or twice a year.  We took her back to a specialist to see if it might be something other than what they originally told us, but they wanted to a colonoscopy and we were just not comfortable with that, as she was only 4.  We are still not sure if that was her only problem, but it has seemed to resolve itself for the most part.  If I knew then what I know now, I would have probably attacked it as a problem with yeast and given her megadoses of probiotics.  If she now starts to complain of her stomach hurting, generally a dose of probiotic will take care of it.  That's our experience.  Hope it helps and hope you figure out the problem.
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Re: why does my 3yr. old vomit and have diarrhea in mornings?
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2010, 02:52:42 PM »
I just went through this with my daughter who is 4.  She had several food allergies.  We had the elisa 96 test done to discover her allergies and we have totally eliminated them from her diet.  She has not thrown up since.  It was scary though.  She would throw up in the middle of the night, just as you described.  Sometimes in the morning she would be fine, other times she would continue to vomit.  She has gained weight, but is still petite.  We had tried elimination diets to try and figure out what was bothering her, but could never pinpoint the exact foods.  If you can afford it, I suggest allergy testing.  Mykidsmom has some information posted about the Elisa 96 somewhere around here.  I will see if I can find it.
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