i wasn't sure if i should create a new post or revive this one. i just signed up for a membership on this site because of this post.
my daughter who is 5 got the tummy flu on april 2nd. she threw up twice and slept most of the the next day. within a couple days she started having GERD like symptoms everyday- heartburn/chest pains, burping throughout the day, tummy pain. it was a couple times a day but then she got a second tummy flu this past monday the 25th. since then she is burping and having chest pains after everything she eats. i am being told by our nurse partitioner that it's just the tummy flu working its way through but i am not sure if that is the case. she burps all day now, gets chest pains (heartburn) and we have been eating the brat diet all week so she is living on apple sauce, crackers, bananas and rice. today she ate probably 500 calories worth of food and she is getting skinny! tonight she was afraid to eat because she didn't want her chest or tummy to hurt :(
i am reading online a lot of accounts of people having the tummy flu and then getting GERD symptoms afterwards that lasts for days, weeks sometimes months. what is this? is this even a real natural bug or is this a genetically modified one!?! i am at my wits end. we are doing an ultra sound in a week- soonest they could get us in. the other tests sound so invasive and many of the post-flu GERD people online say they did all the tests and everything came back fine
we are doing digestive enzymes, heartburn tablets, just tried slippery elm. we do homeopathics. i need help! my child is suffering and so am i. she is fine and full of energy and playful when she is not having the chest or tummy pains but when she does have them she lays on the couch sitting up and looks miserable. she keeps asking when she will get better. we are now on day 7 of the 2nd tummy bug and it's been a month since the first one. if anyone can help me or point me in the right direction or have info about their own journey with this same experience i am all ears.