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11-15-2010, 04:31 AM   #1
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I just can't get it out of my head.......

Roo is doing well so that's great. My son(17) has been unwell since Sunday last week. Vomiting and cramps for a couple days, next to no appetite all week and nauseous, had to miss his university exams. By Saturday starting to feel good then bang, Saturday night it starts all over again and the vomiting is worse this time. This kid has literally had a handful of sick days in his entire life. So what am I doing about? Well he is having bloods tomorrow that will include inflammatory markers of course!!!

Bloody hell........am I over reacting or what! especially when I look at him sitting on the lounge right now! Oh well, the GP doesn't think I'm crazy so I guess that's something.

ARRRGGGHHHH, I hate feeling like this!

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11-15-2010, 05:26 AM   #2
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Oh Dusty, stress will surely shorten both our lives. It's probably nothing but every time one of my girls has a stomach ache, I wonder if it will pass. Fortunately, they have. A whole week though!! There's nothing to be done but what you're doing!! I'll be thinking about you and Matt today and we'll talk soon.
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aw Dusty, sorry to hear this

i know it's so natural to think "here we go again" in this kind of situation, but hopefully with your son it will just turn out to be a stomach bug, or maybe he's had some kind of food poisoning..?

try & calm down hun - we'll all keep our fingers crossed it's nothing serious.

good to hear Roo is doing ok - hopefully both your kids will be right as rain soon
11-15-2010, 07:28 AM   #4
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Dusty,
So sorry your son is not feeling well. If my son was having those symptoms I would be getting him tested for Crohn's as well. Try to keep your chin up and maybe it is just a stomach bug, flu, or some other type of issue not IBD.
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Hiya Dusty

yes hopefully it's a tummy bug and nothing too sinister
Try not to fret, I know we do, it's what Mums are for!
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11-15-2010, 11:51 AM   #7
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I do hope he feels better. And of course you're going to react to something like that. I don't blame you one bit. Breathe, and handle it as you do the rest of health problems. From other posts I've seen from you, you definitely seem like someone who can handle this correctly and without over reacting.

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11-15-2010, 01:02 PM   #8
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Thinkin of you at this difficult time. I can totally understand why thoughs thoughts are going through your head. I do hope that it is nothing too serious and he feels much better soon.
11-15-2010, 03:16 PM   #9
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Thanks so much everyone for your well wishes and for helping me to convince myself that I'm perfectly normal! I promise that I'm doing my utmost to believe that it really is a persistent stomach bug, it really is a persistent stomach bug, it really is a persistent stomach bug............

Bloods today (Tuesday) and with any luck I should have all the results in by tomorrow afternoon. I will let you know how it goes. A bit ironic really seeing Roo's bloods never showed anything and yet somehow it will be comforting to know that they are normal.........go figure!

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11-15-2010, 03:25 PM   #10
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Oooh time travel, it's only Monday here! (small things amuse small minds eh).
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hey dusty, have you gotten any news about your son? I really hope he is okay.

You are TOTALLY normal for worry about it!! :0)

hope everything is well.
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11-16-2010, 08:06 PM   #13
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Hey Manzy,

No word yet. I will ring the doc about 4pm our time which is 4 hours away and hopefully the tests will be back by then.

By the time I got through telling them everything I wanted checked he had 4 vials drawn, but he held up well and didn't faint!

Thanks for checking in,
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11-17-2010, 01:40 AM   #14
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Okay, so doc rang me at 1pm, never a good sign when the doc rings you , and said his CRP is elevated (57), all other bloods are within normal range including ESR, B12 and Folate.

My son is feeling much better but now Roo has vomiting and headaches which are the same symptoms he had. Now I am am torn, relief in thinking that it is most likely viral and that is accounting for the raised CRP. On the other hand I am now worried about Roo and hoping more anything it doesn't stir anything up! Blah!!!

The GP, after reading through Roo's history and speaking with me, wants to sort it out ASAP and so my son will be going for an abdominal CT Scan tomorrow as a precaution. I have spoken with the radiologist so they know what we are looking for. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed that nothing shows up!

Butterflys in my tum,
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11-17-2010, 03:37 AM   #15
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oh heck, poor Roo now!

let's hope it is just something viral and they both get over it quickly... i take it there's been stool samples taken?
11-17-2010, 04:45 AM   #17
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hi dusty hope everything goes ok , and all thest come back ok x x x
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Will be thinking about you all Dusty!! One things for sure, with you there won't likely be any unanswered questions!! Best to you my friend!!
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Will be praying for you Dusty! Hopefully it's just a stomach virus!
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I'm sorry Dusty :*(

I'll be thinking of you and your family!! Hopefuly Roo is okay and your son is okay also. You must be a wreck. You should totally get yourself a nice glass of wine and a hot bath and try to relax! Keep us updated!
11-17-2010, 05:09 PM   #22
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I think we all have a terror that history will repeat itself. People get tummy bugs all the time and hopefully this is one of those times! Hope so! Good luck x
11-18-2010, 01:36 AM   #23
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Thank you so much everyone for the well wishes!

@ Ding, No stool speci's at this point, diarrhoea was not a part of the illness so they're not looking at that aspect just now.

So when we arrived at radiology the doctors and radiographers were discussing how appropriate it is to expose a 17 year old to the amount of radiation involved with a CT Scan. In the meantime M is busting to do a wee 'cause he had to drink a litre of water before he got there! Eventually they spoke with his GP and they decided to do an ultrasound instead, they also felt that this would also be able to visualise any abnormalities better than a CT would. I asked the Sonographer if he saw any problems and he told me all the organs appeared normal and the only thing he saw out of the ordinary was a couple of small area of fluid in the gutters of the intestine. He couldn't say if they were relevant or not so I have to wait until the radiology docs review the films. The GP should have the results tomorrow (Friday) morning.

In the meantime M is feeling much better and his appetite is quickly returning. Roo doesn't feel great but is better, she must be as she has just emailed me and said she had induction today for her new job on the SRC. Continuing to keep my fingers and toes crossed that both kids are AOK!!!

Thanks for all the support guys,
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11-18-2010, 02:25 AM   #24
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Update 6pm:

GP has just rung and he has the Radiologists report, that was quick!

There is a small to moderate amount of free fluid in the abdominal cavity but they cannot identify as to the cause. Could be primary peritonitis but that is pretty rare and M seems to be recovering well at the moment. The appendix is normal and the bowel is normal in size with no evidence of thickening. The conclusion states that there is nothing to indicate the presence of Crohns Disease. Maybe the fluid was wee leaching out of his bursting bladder! So we will repeat his CRP again on Tuesday and with any luck it will be normal and we will pretend nothing happened!

After this scare I guess I will now just spend my time hovering over him like a bloody annoying mosquito!!!

Haven't stopped worrying quite yet,
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11-18-2010, 02:47 AM   #25
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Well, at least there's some answers-I hate having no answers-the worst!

Just wondering if he could have food poisoning? My hubby had VERY similar symptoms when he came across lysteria at a Jack n the Box-I was suprised he vomited for so many days and also thought the worst, since Crohn's runs in his family too.

Not to be gross, but if you could give the lab a "sample" of what's coming up they can run tests for food borne pathogens.

Hang in there, sending good thoughts and hugs your way!
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Dusty, so pleased to hear the good news. Now to get both of your darlings back to 100% and keep them there for a while!
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that is good news, Dusty. i think you should try and focus on you now, and get some relaxation & calm back into your life. i know what it's like, with the hovering over them and the scares they give you - but even mums need some me-time to stop them becoming total quivering wrecks! lol
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Haven't stopped worrying quite yet,
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Yeah Dusty, when you find a cure for this "symptom" would you please let me in on it!!!
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that is good news, Dusty. i think you should try and focus on you now, and get some relaxation & calm back into your life. i know what it's like, with the hovering over them and the scares they give you - but even mums need some me-time to stop them becoming total quivering wrecks! lol
I agree, moms need time to take care of themselves! Take some you time! I am so glad for you that it is not a Crohns DX!
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Glad to hear things are looking for positive now
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