The past two weeks have not been good for my son. Last October 31, we went to my sister’s place in Laguna. We met at Festival Mall where Justin had eaten Auntie Anne’s pretzel and dirty ice cream (inside the mall) in the afternoon and had refills after refills of gravy at Kenny Rogers’ Roasters come dinner time.
At the height of typhoon Ramil, November 1, Justin woke up at 3:30am and started throwing up. I hurriedly called up his doctor–never mind if it was the wee hours of the morning–and asked for help. She asked if we had Motilium syrup. Of course, we didn’t.
It was Justin’s first time to throw up six times (and that was in the morning only) in close succession. Good thing my husband is taking Motilium tablet. I had to dissolve half of that tablet in water and give it to my son. We also had to buy Losec in the morning that he’d take for one week.
Justin was okay by Monday morning (Nov. 2). In the afternoon, though, he started having loose bowel movement (LBM). I texted his doctor to ask for medication. He was fine the next day, but on Friday night (Nov. 6), he started passing out watery stool again. That got me really worried. On top of that, he also found it painful to pee.
We submitted urine and stool samples for laboratory testing last Sunday (Nov. 8). His urinalysis revealed he had UTI. It took two days of drinking an antibacterial suspension before he would be relieved of his discomfort. His LBM took longer to treat, and his doctor suspected he had amoeba. His routine stool test and stool culture and sensitivity test were both negative. Thank God!
Justin’s doctor said he might just have eaten something that upset his stomach. Because of that, his food absorption is affected, making his intestines unable to absorb even his milk. We had to find a lactose-free formula for him, which he did not drink at all. He did not drink milk for four days, which made him cranky and unable to sleep in the afternoons. This is the first time in five days that he drank Sustagen again, and he couldn’t be happier.
I really hope the worst is over.