Monday, 7 April 2008

Another day another doctors appointment

So last night we spent up with martha again, who was vomiting constantly all night. this is the 4th time this has happened in about 6 weeks. went to my GP today and said i really REALLY dont think that this is a tummy bug. She hasnt seen any of her friends, Oliver has been off school on easter holidays and you dont get repeated tummy bugs unless there is something else going on. He agrees with me whole heartedly. So on the plus side i do not have to keep her away from everybody as she is not contagious and her ears and chest are finally ok. On the down side we are being referred to a gastro specialist as she may have either a stomach ulcer or coeliacs disease. the latter apparently is the most likely as she has asthma, eczema and other food allergies. I am slightly shell shocked at the minute and wondering what the hell i am going to give her to eat when we already have to steer clear of eggs, pulses nuts and not give too much milk.

However as she has had a lot of antibiotics in the last two months it could be that she has become intolerant to penicillin. We are hoping it is this one.

Sorry rant over, I know some mothers have a lot more to deal with than i do. If it is coeliacs it is a bloody good job i can cook. I think caffeine and a bar of chocolate are in order. thankfully Oliver got to go to Eco World today as my mum took him. Last weeks visit was cancelled due to martha being ill with something else. It is difficult not to feel like i am doing something wrong


Susanne said...

I'm glad that you're writing about Martha. I was a bit worried because of her constant illness, and I always like to know what's up.

I hope for you that it's the penicillin and not coeliac. That child has enough food restrictions as it is. On the other hand, if it is something like that she'll feel much better once she doesn't eat the wrong thing.

I'll be thinking of you.

Marmadaisy said...

Aw poor you (all of you) I'm sure you're doing everything right, these things just happen. If she's been stuffed with antibiotics her poor little body will be all over the place so let's hope it's that.
Thinking of youx