Join Date: Jan 2003
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This morning at 4am DD (29 mo today) starts throwing up, I think wonderful, she's got the stomach flu were all just getting over but she doesn't keep throwing up.
She throws up like clockwork every 45-60 minutes for the next several hours (she was dead asleep and just waking up to vomit but she also partied until almost 3am because my mom let her take a 3hour nap when she had her while I took other dd ToT'ing.) so I suspect its her BS dropping rather then the stomach flu since that was a very nasty flu and once you started vomiting
you don't stop for several hours with it coming out both directions. So I start checking BS and its bouncing around between 70s and 90s. Vomiting cycle doesn't stop until its over 100. Drops below 100 and vomiting starts again. I do the warm water trick to get her to pee in a cup and dip her urine and she's got ketones! Save a sample and take it with us to the ER to have them run a UA and confirm it so I have proof she can make ketones ( we were not sure). Anyway, its always been my understanding that I need to keep her BS over 100. So I take her to the ER where they get her hooked up and vomiting stops. They confirm the ketones (1+) and her BS is 95. Spend a couple hours on D10, (get her to eat refried beans and rice plus 7up when we first got there.) and check her BS, its 167, stop the D10 and wait an hour and she's already down to 108. Have metabolic Dr paged and get this, she told the ER Dr she wasn't even sure DD had SCHADD! She told me she was positive that's what it was and that they even consulted with some other specialist about it, then she went on about how she couldn't be making ketones if her BS was in the 70-90 range but yet she was and that a BS of 70 or higher is just fine but its not just fine for dd in my experience she needs a sugar of over 100. I am feeling really frustrated right now! Monday I'm going to go see the pedi and request she be sent for a 2nd opinion on
the SCHADD. Anyone have an opinion on UCLA's metabolic clinic? (I'm assuming they have one)
ps: in the past we have seen the sleep stupor, sudden wake up, vomit, be ok for a min or two when back asleep with sugars in the 70-90 range only to have it stop once we got her sugars above 100 so its not an isolated incident that BS in the 70-90 has made her vomit.