Vomiting question

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harmonybear's picture
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Vomiting question

I know, lovely title, huh?

Ever since Tuesday, A has been throwing up about once a day - usually within an hour of her nap. It doesn't much matter what she's eaten - just broth, a big meal, nothing. Also, every time she's thrown up except one has been nearly immediately after eating food or drinking - twice it only had to touch her lips before she was gagging. She does not vomit after nursing.

Other than this she seems to be perfectly healthy. She isn't acting sick, she isn't running a fever, and I have been eating the same foods she has been eating. The vomit itself has been very thin and watery, except the very first time.

Does anyone have any ideas why this might be happening?

isisgoddess_1's picture
Joined: 03/29/08
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I have never heard of that happening. I hope some one on here has or that it stops for A.

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Victoria had a similar incident a few months ago, where she threw up once through the night, but was fine through the day. That only lasted 3 nights though, but I never did figure out what the cause was.

Just to clarify, A is throwing up within an hour after a nap, but right after eating? Or is she throwing up what she ate before her nap? Is she fine in the morning after waking up? It almost sounds like it might be associated with her lying down, but since it has happened so many days in a row now, she should see a doctor.

harmonybear's picture
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It's triggered by eating after the nap, but she's throwing up what she ate for lunch. She hasn't managed to actually swallow anything that she's eaten after her nap yet. But she didn't throw up at all today, and yesterday all she did was gag a lot and dry heave. So maybe she's fine now? (I hope)

How long does it take kids to start eating well again after a stomach bug? Before she started this, she was doing a great job of eating (finally!). But ever since then, she's hardly eaten a thing. She chews, but doesn't swallow. It's driving me crazy, both because she's nursing constantly and because I have to clean up all the food she's spitting out. Wink

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It can take awhile after a stomach bug for them to go back to 'normal'. Also, since she's been vomiting, you might find that she will have issues with textures, so it might take a bit longer for her to resume normal eating habits. Hope that she feels better soon!

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I hope it was just a bug!!!

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"babyJtime" wrote:

It can take awhile after a stomach bug for them to go back to 'normal'. Also, since she's been vomiting, you might find that she will have issues with textures, so it might take a bit longer for her to resume normal eating habits. Hope that she feels better soon!

I was wondering about the texture aversion too since she had been vomiting. There could be a hesitation for her to swallow as well because she recalls that swallowing food triggers vomiting.

Kids are so bizarre. Zoey's never had a stomach bug but my friend's son has had a few that he's picked up in daycare. And he'll be totally fine, then throw up, then be fine. I have never seen an adult that is like that. I for one am a huge baby when I throw up.