So I don't know if I'm just grasping here, but I ran across info on ketotic hypoglycemia when doing a search for "vomiting no fever" and it sounds like it could fit our situation.
We don't have a LOT of these episodes, but occasionally my son, who will be 7 at the end of Oct, will vomit first thing in the morning. It is all liquid, slightly yellow. I haven't kept track of whether or not he has a fever with these or diarrhea because I just thought he might be more sensitive to stomach viruses than the rest of us or something along those lines.
But last week Wed. he vomited twice in the morning, had no fever and no diarrhea. A little bite of a strawberry made him vomit again the second time. Eventually he could sip on water again and he was fully eating by 2:30 that afternoon. I made him rest and didn't give him anything heavy to eat, assuming it was a virus.
After that he was fine for a full week, no diarrhea, no vomiting, no virus symptoms of any kind. None of the rest of us had any symptoms.
Now this morning he woke up and vomited first thing and then once more. He was ready to start eating and drinking again by 9:30 this morning and has kept everything down. Again, no fever and no diarrhea.
Once I found the info on the ketotic hypoglycemia I saw that not eating enough the night before (which he didn't last night) can cause this to happen. I know there have been other times when he has only eaten a very small amount of dinner but didn't vomit the next day, so it doesn't seem to be an every time thing. Though maybe he ate less carbs during the day, or less overall during the day... I'll have to start paying closer attention.
We eat relatively healthy but this boy loves bread and I just decided to cut it out recently (I have GI issues and my younger son stays away from bread so I wonder if it's just not good for him and his body is telling him not to eat much of it). I haven't even cut it out completely yet, as I'm not going to throw out what we have in the house, I'm just not buying any new stuff. That is the only diet change I've made and it hasn't even really been implemented yet.
He eats lots of fruit and a little bit of meat. Will eat certain veggies and will drink veggie juice when we do it. Will eat sushi (not raw) and beans and cheese and yogurt and eggs...
He mainly seems to be "picky" at dinner time and is really just not a lover of meat or veggies. This ends up in him eating only a very small portion of the dinner, or me feeling like I need to make him beans every night to guarantee he'll eat a decent sized meal. This is not something I've ever done, I've always served dinner and that's it. I don't do the restaurant kitchen. Obviously if it's a real health issue, I'll modify this policy.
Does anyone have any experience with this? Do I need to start to monitor his glucose?
I read that it can't really be diagnosed, just other things ruled out... anyone have experience taking this theory to a doctor with success?
I also read that a bed time snack will be helpful, any ideas for this that don't involve flour products?
I'm also willing to have bread in the house for him, if this is going to help him, and just give him a peanut butter toast at night after his brother goes to bed.