unfortunately in children this disease is hard to dx and it usually advanced because how much do you really think about a stomache, being something very serious.
Yes this disease can be deadly, especially since children do not have the reserves that most adults do. (meaning when they crash they crash hard)
I wonder what meds they have her on.
I strongly suggest that you do talk with your son and his girlfriend about this.
Perhaps I misinterpreted, but it sounds like you might be suspicious of the situation.
Diet changes work for some people, but for me I tried a couple of different ones and ended up having surgery and have several blood transfusions. So meds and surgery is the way to go for me.
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