I apologize for being a very infrequent Bump user, and I also apologize because this board probably sees so many of these "what do all you think?" posts.
I am looking for some thoughts and possible suggestions for problem-solving my 16 month old's 2 month long battle with vomiting. For the first 6 weeks or so, the vomiting was not all that frequent - maybe once every few days and often after drinking a bottle of milk. We eventually temporarily cut out the milk (after call to doc) and saw some improvement. However, she has also been experiencing cold like symptoms, in varying levels, during this time. We also reintroduced limited milk a couple of weeks ago because she was carrying on about it and thought it was safe to given that her cold-symptoms had lessened.
I hit my wit's end last week - after an uptick in vomits that left us with a 3 vomit Friday and an increase in cold symptoms (green nose boogs, coughing, etc.). Since the 23rd, she had vomited at least 8 times. We went to our FP clinic, where we saw a doctor that is not our usual doctor. He prescribed her Azithro. The vomiting continued to be bad day 1 and day 2 of the antibiotic, but since day 3 is now down to just once a day. After one vomit a day on day 3 and 4, I called our regular FP doctor who suggested just provide clear fluids for a couple of days, citing the vomiting may be related to the antibiotic. Day 5, today, there was another significant vomit - like her oatmeal raisins from breakfast came up with her dinner.
She has lost a pound since her 15 month well child check, and I am growing more and more concerned about the acid of the vomit, her not receiving the nutrition her growing little body needs, etc.
So, congratulations if you just go through my mini-novel. I guess my next question (and I will not be able to even put words to my appreciation for your input) is what is next? I plan to call the doctor Friday if there is another vomit tomorrow (Thursday). I love, love, love our doctor, but I am not feeling as though she really has a specific direction as far as problem-solving. I just want to be able to best advocate for my daughter. Do I exercise some patience and wait for the Azithro to run its full course? Do I insist on allergy testing - if so what specifically should we be looking at (both dairy and gluten have been mentioned)? Could it possibly be something else?
I am feeling tremendous guilt that I have chalked up her vomiting to other things over these last couple of months, but upon review of her food journal, she does not always vomit after a bottle or other specific food item (tonight it was while eating leftover pizza for dinner...yesterday it was mac and cheese....the day before it was after she had barely tasted some greek yogurt....once it was after mandarin oranges). Other allergy/intolerance symptoms are not present, including diarrhea, wheezing, hives, etc. She does have some very (and I mean very) limited eczema on her back and facial cheeks.
Thanks to each person that reads this. I am just hoping you all my have some wisdom to share to help me problem-solve this for my little squawkerpants.
Happy New Year!