Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Quick Update...

Hi Ya'll, this is Jessica's friend, Myssie (Mom to William, 2.5 years, RTS). Jessica called me this morning and wanted me to post about what has been going on. Alex has been very grumpy the last few days and he vomited yesterday. This morning he woke up and had thrown up bile during the night. Jessica seems to think that he is in pain so she has taken him to the doctor. I haven't heard anything from her this afternoon. Please keep them in your thoughts today and pray for answers to Alex's pain. As soon as I hear something I will update.

UPDATE: Alex and I are home. The doctor thinks Alex's tummy is fine, and we don't need to do an upper GI. She does think he has a sinus infection which I guess can cause nausea, and vomiting. I didn't know this. Alex has been a little, and I mean a little snotty. I didn't even break out the suction machine with this because it was such a little amount of snot. Alex was unusually grumpy these past few days, sometimes holding him wouldn't even work, and that has never happened. So I knew there was pain, then with the bile this morning I was scared we had a block or twist in his intestine. Because he had malrotated intestines at birth we have to be extra careful when unusual vomit occurs. The doctor seemed confidant that his tummy was fine. I hope she is right. I watch mystery diagnosis too much.
If his vomiting keeps up then we will see his GI doctors in St.Louis either Thursday or Friday.


Alicia said...

Wow, thanks for the update Myssie.

Jessica, I am praying that your little man will start feeling better soon.


Following Him said...

PRAYING...thx Myssie for the update!

Rebecca Jo said...

Thanks for the news... always worry about that little one!

connie said...

I will be praying today for both of them. I hope it's nothing at all.

Finding Normal said...

Hoping he'll feel better ASAP!

Molly said...

I have been thinking of you so much this last week. I don't know why but I have. Even said an extra prayer for you at church on Sunday. Please know that you are in my thoughts. Keep your head up, you can do it. You truly are an inspiration to me being a first time Mom!!

The VW's said...

Praying for you Alex and Jessica! Hope he feels better soon and that this is just a sinus infection that will clear up soon! Those DO hurt a lot and make you feel miserable! HUGS!!!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Jessica I hope that Alex is feeling better! I know that sinus infections can cause weird symptoms that seem unrelated.

I just read your last few updates (I'm so behind in blogging lately!). I am NOT okay with our feeding regiment right now either. We are losing weight and I don't like how we are going to increase the feeds. It's NOT okay. But it will have to be, because what choice is there??

I've said it a million times before, but I wish we all lived near each other and could talk/cry/hug in person!!

angie said...

I hope that Alex starts feeling better soon! It's never fun when they're sick...and we can't figure out the cause.

Big Hugs!

Brandi said...


Nathan just went through the EXACT same thing. Grumpy for a few days, snot, mysterious green bile throw up, and then a cough.

We had an xray right away because of the blockage/malrotation issue. No blockage, no pneumonia. Just sick.

Because his cough has held on, we took him to his developmental specialist today. He looked in Nathan's mouth and said his tonsils were HUGE, that's why his sickness/snot/cough is hanging on longer.

I hope Alex is on the road to recovery now and you can get some rest.

Love you friend.


Tarah said...

Poor thing, I hope he gets feeling better soon.

Cathy said...

I am checking in and praying that sweet Alex is better. I will check back later today. Praying for you, love you here in TExas.