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My ds1 is 6 and on Thurs had an orthodontic appliance put in his mouth. Saturday he finally ate and then Saturday afternoon the pain started. The pain is right above his belly button and runs across that area of his abdomin. It is tender to the touch almost everywhere (except the lower right, ruling out appendicitus - maybe).<br><br>
Saturday night he moaned off and on, so much so that I told my dh they weren't going to church (I had to go). We started getting him to drink more and take some kidlax which is really whole foods that easy constipation w good yogurt bacterias.<br><br>
Sunday night I gave him 1 tbsp of Philips Milk of Magnesia, Monday still in pain, no BM to speak of.<br><br>
Monday morning I went out and got glycerin suppositories. He had a BM, pieces, dark green and dark, then light brown toward the end. He seemed fine for only an hour and the pain was just as bad as before the BM and in the same place.<br><br>
He wanted me to give him another suppository, I decided to try it for his sake. So, at 7:40pm I gave him another one, no BM, more pain. He is sleeping now, but it will be another fitful night.<br><br>
Since we've made it through the weekend, I'll be calling our FP doc tomorrow for an appt. especially if he spends the night in pain or in the AM he is in pain.<br><br>
The pain is writhing pain. He hold his upper stomach and just cries and moans. If he hadn't passed a bit of gas Sunday afternoon and then had a BM today, I would be thinking bowl obstruction. I rule out appendicitus only by what I read on Dr. Sears website, there really is no lower right ab pain and he was playing outside yesterday for a bit -- he can jump up and down and has no fever.<br><br><br><br>
He doesn't drink enough fluids, it has been a problem since he stopped having a bottle at age 3. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: Today, by threatening <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: he drank 16 oz of water and 6 oz of juice -- that is it!!! The fluid intake has got to increase, but at the moment I'm just trying to resolve the pain while working on prevention in the future. You would think that he wouldn't want to be in pain and would drink, but he just is in so much pain he thinks the water makes it worse.<br><br>
So, should I take him to the ER tonight? Just wait it out and call our family doctor tomorrow? Or forego doctors and work on getting him to regular BMs? I guess I'm just really concerned b/c he looks worse than any woman in hard labor, the doubling over and writhing in pain is very worrisome.<br><br>
Any experience? Any thoughts? I'll check back before I go to bed and then in the AM.<br><br>
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i hope you got some good advice. if it were me i'd head to emerg if he weren't feeling better. sometimes for peace of mind it's good to rule out anything serious.<br><br>
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I agree with mandi, I would take him in.<br><br>
Good luck<br>
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Take him in, even if they send you home saying it's nothing you'll feel better. Let us know how it goes if you can. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> and good thoughts
 

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When I had appendicitis, the pain was across my entire lower abdomen, and not on my right side. They didn't think it was appendicitis until they had ruled out everything else. However, I was also throwing up every 5 or 10 minutes and I couldn't do ANYTHING, literally. So, it doesn't really sound like appendicitis. I just say this, though, b/c I'd be careful not to rule it out. I also took some suppositories thinking it was gas pains. If you haven't taken him in yet, get him in as quickly this morning as you can.
 

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from the cross posting<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=3216034#post3216034" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...34#post3216034</a><br><br>
I took him in, 7 hours in the ER, got home at 5:30am!!! Gas, maybe.... that was what the ER doctor said. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 

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I am so glad to hear that he is doing better and that it is nothing serious! We took my ds1 into the ER twice when he was four for serious abdominal pain on suggestion of the pediatrician via phone (both times were evening) for fear of apendicitis with high fever of 105.9. The first time it was back up of poop with gas bubble in between poop, even though he poops daily and had no change in that. Weird. The second time it was pnuemonia which caused the abdominal pain. Weird. We were all surprised. Anyway, that's our experience. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Just an fyi....<br><br>
When I had appendicitis I didn't have a fever or vomitting. I had horrible pain in my naval and I was writhing. Finally went to the emergency room, where they did a blood test and told me to go home, not eat, and wait for results. 3 hours later, they said to rush back in because it was appendicitis. My white blood cell count was off the chart, signifying, they said, a massive infection.<br><br>
My naval had stopped hurting at that point and I really thought it was nothing so to be told I was being rushed to surgery was unexpected.<br><br>
Turns out my appendix was about to burst (the calm before the storm).<br><br>
I tell you this because the only symptom I ever had was writhing pain in my naval and 2 inches out from it. Classic symptom apparently, but I too thought you needed fever and vomitting.<br><br>
Now every time my daughter tells me her belly button hurts I freak out. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 
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