Thursday, July 30, 2009

Pukey again :(

Jaxon hasn't been doing the best the past few days. His vomiting has started up overnight a little bit and he definitely falls apart by 4:30 am. He's been vomiting almost every hour or two during the day...poor little monkey. His stool has gone from black to green with use of the Miralax every day, but it smells awful. These two symptoms together are telling us he's in need of an antibiotic again for a bacterial infection in his GI tract. We were really hoping he'd be on natural supplements before his next flare up, but it's becoming apparent that it didn't work out that way. The doctors did tell us he'd have these issues every few months with his disease (his nerves don't know how to clear out bacteria like the rest of us can), and it's been 9 wks since the last one. I guess we're not shocked since he was having black stool which means fermented bacteria. I'm just glad that we now know the signs to intervene before it gets out of hand like it has in the past resulting in hospital stays and IV feeds. I think the doc was hoping the laxative would get everything out before an infection set in...but I don't think we beat it.
I'll be calling the GI department tomorrow to let them know the news and see if they want him on another round of antibiotics.
The chiropractor said his alignment was off terribly, so he has to go back to 2x/week again for awhile. I wonder if the heaving (which always makes him sleep with his neck/head back in defense to the vomiting) is causing his alignment to be thrown off, which always hinders his sleep. He started his head tilt a little bit again too...this all happens whenever the vomiting starts up.
The boys have their 1 year check up tomorrow afternoon as well. I have no idea which immunizations the boys will get, but I pray there is no oral one...that will just NOT work for Jax. Nana and Papa Letts thinks that Jax weighs more than Brady, so we'll find out tomorrow!
I'll let you all know what the GI doc says and how the check up goes with all the new height/weight stats of the boys.

5 comments:

audrey said...

So sorry Jax isn't feeling well :( You can always decline the oral vaccine. It's for rotovirus which causes severe diarrhea and dehydration. I'd opt out of it especially because he's feeling yucky again :( Best wishes for tomorrow!

Jenn said...

So sorry Jax isn't feeling well again but what an accomlishment for him if he actually does weigh more than Brady!

Heather said...

Oh Annie, I'm so sorry the vomiting has started up again. You are so knowledgeable on this and the signs to look for, you could write a book. I am sure there are 1000 other things you wish you were an expert on though. I pray this is a short-lived exacerbation. ((hugs)) to you, supermama!

Laura said...

Ugh, sorry to hear that the disease is rearing its ugly head again. But it sounds like you know the signs and do things to help him through it all. Now that Jax has the GJ tube you can just put the oral vaccines through the G tube. Hopefully he won't vomit it up, but at least it doesn't have to go in his mouth. I don't recall their being oral meds at that appointment. Have you tried giving him meds in his G tube yet? How's that going?

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