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Erin so kindly asked how my little Amelia was doing...I forget these days whom I've updated and whom I haven't so I'm sorry!

In the last two weeks we started tests--she's done: 5 viles blood for everything you can imagine including things like diabetes and Chron's, urine analysis, stool analysis and an abdominal ultrasound. So far everything has come back negative. At the beginning of May we have a lactose intolerance test done. 2nd week of May we have a reconsult with the doc and if she's still having probs she will see a GI specialist. We will also weigh her at that time to see if she has continued to lose weight or is steady/growing.

Poor bub. She tells me that her tummy hurts almost all day, every day. Some days worse than others. At this age (7) they can't entirely communicate well. and you don't want to keep focusing on it to make it worse for them and you don't want to ignore it, either.

She continues to do very well in school, thank goodness.

Will update again when I know more in a few weeks!

Thank you for all the kind thoughts and the prayers!
 

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i hope u get to the root of the problem and that amelia feels better soon .
 

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Hope she fells better. Its a hard thing to see your child in pain. I remember years ago when my daugher was around 10 years old she had a problem with her tummy too. Always complained of a sharp pain. It lasted around 6 months or so. We did all kinds of test at Boston Children's Hospital but found absolutely nothing. Eventually the pain just went away on its own. We were lucky. I hope you're just as lucky!
 

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What about celiac's? Have you googled that and looked to see if her symptoms match any of those? A lot of times kids only present with stomach pain.
 

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I hope they can find out what's causing Amelias tummy pains soon and it's not something serious. Praying for her and you too!!
 

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Just a quick thought--do you think it could be emotional? Is she being picked on in school or something like that that is making her stomach hurt?
 

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Oh Pam, you both have been through so much. Good luck in finding out Amelia's problem. I know it is hard seeing her go through this~~~:wub:
 

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Just a thought could she be ovulating? With all the hormones in food these days and girls menstruating earlier and earlier could this be the case? The reason I mention this is that It happened to me at 10yrs old I know she is 7yr but it is possible to ovulate and not menstruate. That in it's self can be painfull.

Pam, I will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers! xo Nancy
 

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Just a quick thought--do you think it could be emotional? Is she being picked on in school or something like that that is making her stomach hurt?
I was thinking the same thing. My daughter had some tummy pain and it was her nerves. But she was older than 7 and it was not every day.
 

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Just a quick thought--do you think it could be emotional? Is she being picked on in school or something like that that is making her stomach hurt?
Totally legit thought--we are covering all our bases. She says no--school teachers and admins say no--we must rule out the physical first and take it from there. Thanks!
 

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I hope your daughter feels better soon. Sending thoughts and prayers your way. :)
 

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My daughter had horrible stomach problems starting at age 7 as well. After extensive testing she was diagnosed with cyclical vomiting syndrome (CVS), also called abdominal migraines. I know what your going through and I hope you get an answer soon. It's awful to watch your child suffer.
 
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