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Old 03-17-2008, 10:07 AM   #1
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Please pray for DS... (kinda long, i'm a wreck!)

My son Hayden had surgery on Thursday morning (the second in a series to correct undescended testicles, bi-lateral testicular hernia, and hypospadias.) He cmae through it fine and we thought he was recovering well.

Saturday afternoon he started vomiting. I thought it was just a fluke thing, so I let it go until yesterday. He can't even keep clear liquids down. He acts fine and has no fever... he hasn't even been taking many meds for pain.

I contacted his surgeon yesterday, who said that it is unlikely that the symptoms are related to his surgery, but since he also hasn't had a bowel movement since his surgery- that he may have a compacted bowl (which could contribute to the vomiting as well) and he suggested that we try a glycerin suppository.

I called his pediatrician to make sure that was the route he thought I should take (I didn't want to make him go through that if he thought there was a better option.) He prescribed a post surgery anti nausea medication to stop the vomiting and also suggested the suppository.

Although I didn't give him the script (some of the side effects were scary- so I decided to hold off unless absolutely necessary!) I DID give him the suppository. It didn't work. He sat on the toilet for 1/2 hour last night and NOTHING came out. I read on the bottle that if the glycerin does not induce a bowel movement that it could be a sign of a deeper problem and to contact a doctor.

I weighed him this morning, and he is down from his pre-surgery weight of 41 pounds to only 34 1/2! He cannot have anything in his system, but nothing that he ate on Thursday, Friday or part of Saturday has come out...

He has a doctors appointment today at 3:45, but I am really worried that there is something seriously wrong here. He is acting fine, doesn't have a fever or anything... he just says his tummy hurts and that he's hungry. But, we're BOTH afraid of him eating anything because he'll just throw it up.

I am SO scared!

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Old 03-17-2008, 10:17 AM   #2
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Re: Please pray for DS... (kinda long, i'm a wreck!)

Awww...mama! That is scary. I'll keep him in my prayers!
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:19 AM   #3
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aww He'll definitely be in my prayers, poor little guy! I'd take him right to ER, if he's vomiting everything there's such a huge chance of dehydration, and it kicks in so quickly.
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:29 AM   #5
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Aww, poor little guy! I'm sorry! I definitely have you guys in my thoughts and prayers. Keep us updated.
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Aawh, so scary for you momma! I would take him in too. Like the other person said dehydration can happen sooo fast in someone so little. It is very serious. Is he able to drink anything? try to get some pedialyte in him. Please let us know how he makes out with the dr or emerg if you take him. Will be praying for you.
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He's in my thoughts and
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He's in my prayers as well, KUP as you can and trust your mommy instincts!
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Scary! Prayers and hugs from here. Keep us informed!
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