My 6 year old complains of stomach aches. She wakes up at night crying with them. I have taken her temp. during some of her stomach aches, and she has had low grade temps. Back in April they did blood work, which was normal, and an upper gi with a small bowel follow thru that was normal. She also has mucas in her stool at times, and then this Aug. she had a really bad week which included narrow stools with lots of mucas, she also had lots of pain. Sometimes after bowel movements, she will say that her bottom hurts....and when she says this, her stool has not been hard.......Periodically, she will have sores on her gums.
Fast forward to this week, her ped. referred her to a pediatric gi at the University of Michigan. She saw a nurse practioner there who conferred with a peds. gi. After talking with me and examing her, she thinks that she is constipated.....even though she goes basically every day. The np looked at me and said, do I think she has crohns...No, because she doesn't have diarrhea or blood in her stool. Well, I was shocked to say the least, that a crohns patient is sterotyped like that.....she of all people should know that everyone presents differently. I have crohns, and I have never had diarrhea or blood in my stool!!!! She put her on 17 gr. of miralax a day. She wants her stools to be like applesauce. I am willing to give this a try, and I really am hoping that this is the problem, and that it is nothing else!
So, what do you all think of this?
Post Edited (chroniemomx2) : 9/15/2007 12:06:14 PM (GMT-6)