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18 Month Old With Ongoing Vomiting/Diarrhea for 3 Weeks

My 18 month old daughter has had diarrhea and been vomiting for the past 3 weeks.  She vomited the first day once and seemed to feel fine afterward.  The following two days she had diarrhea.  She felt fine the following day. She then began vomiting again after that the second week.  During the second week she vomited about three days out of the week and had diarrhea the entire time.  The third week (this week) she finally was admited into the hospital for dehydration because she kept vomiting Tuesday evening.  She went Wednesday no bowel movement but vomited Wednesday nigh.  Thursday the diarrhea began again and she vomited three times.  Friday she vomited once with diarrhea throughout the whole day.  Saturday and Sunday she did not vomit but still had diarrhea.  Monday she vomited once and had diarrhea throughout the whole day.  She has had constipation issues since she was a newborn.  She has been on Miralax since she was three months old.  I took her off Miralax about two months ago because I thought she was fine.  When her physician performed an abdominal xray, he noticed that she had impacted stools inside her intestines (I apologize I do not the medical termonolgy).  He believes that could be a cause of her symptoms, but I am not sure.  As of last Tuesday she has lost over a pound (she weighed in at 19 lbs 2 oz).  She constantly wants to eat and drink.  I have not given her milk.   I do not know if this has anything to do with what she has, but a week ago last Sunday I had flu like symptoms (vomiting and diarrhea) that only lasted about 24 hours.  I also got the same thing this last Friday (vomiting and diarrhea).  I feel fine now.  I only add that in there because it could possibly be related???  My husband has not been sick at all.
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Has anything been done to rid her of the impacted stool?  When a child get impacted like this, a ball of stool forms and everything that can, goes around it, resulting in leakage or diarrhea.  But I don't know where the vomiting would come from.  Vomiting accompanied with diarrhea is serious in a young child like this.  I would get her in to see a pediatric gastroenterologist ASAP!
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It sounds like ulcerative colitis, but i'm not a doctor so i'm not positive. I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis when I was 18 months old and had a colectomy when I was about 5 years old I am not 14 years old and living with an ileostomy. I hope everything works out for the best. good luck.
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Hey, i am in sortof the same boat as you.  Here are my daughters symptoms: diarrhea, reflux (here her making throwup noise and coughing she sometimes gets something up) gas in tummy, Colic all night.  Her doctor had me take her off cows milk and she has been on soy for 1 week.  Also the doc wanted me to start yougert today it went right through her.  She is still having alot of gas at night and if i dont give her gas meds she crys all nite.  She was on prevacid for a couple months when she was really little.  I'm starting to think her tummy cant process foods.  Any advice will help
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Did you ever figure out what was going on with your daughter? I have an 18 month old son who has similar symptoms to what you described above. We have gone to several different doctors and all of them have said that it's just due to constipation. This has been going on for about 2 weeks now. Any infomation would be greatly appreciated.

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My 17month old daughter is also doing this.  No issues at all since birth up untill the last 4 weeks.  Vomiting here and there but at least 2 diarrhea everyday.  Stool sample testing was all neg. Not sure what to do from here
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I am in the same boat.My son is 29 months,he's seemed to have had GI problems from birth, it started with GERD, he threw up at every feeding it was awful and cried all the time from the burning. At 12 months we took him off Prevacid ( the only thing that stopped the vomiting) and he was fine up until the past few months. He contracted Rotavirus back in March where he was admitted into the hospital for dehydration. He was back to normal in a week. Then a month and a half later out of no where, he starts screaming and holding his belly and then vomits once and has diarrhea once. Then he was fine again. Then, a few weeks later every other night he wakes up in the middle of the night with vomiting. Doctor but him on Zantac we thought it was just acid reflux again. It continues after the meds so his pediatrician orders lab work and CT. Labwork is normal, CT shows that the small intestine was dilated and filled with fluid, they said this looked like diarrhea, but at this point he didnt have that symptom. That night the DR sends us to ATL to a children's hospital looking for answers where they just did an abdominal xray and said he was impacted, gave him an enema. The next 13 days he has diarrhea with some vomiting. He was put back on Prevacid and went a week without vomiting until today. The diarrhea is awful. Then 4 days ago my husband come down with some virus thing with vomiting and diarrhea so we wondered if they were related? Who knows...just sent a stool sample to the lab today and the dr wants to start him on flagyl to see if it treats the diarrhea. We can't see a specialist until October and I'm at a loss for answers. I've researched everything but I'm not a dr and my dr is at a loss as well. Guess there isn't too much I can do until he sees a specialist, I'm trying my best to get the appointment moved up. You are not alone. :(
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