When you put your child in preschool when he has stayed at home with mom for basically 4 years you expect some bugs and illnesses to happen. In our home we were fortunate enough to go half the school year until that happened.
Once he returned to school after the Christmas break the sickness set in! First it was "the crud" as it is commonly know in parenting circles. Runny nose, coughing, fever and general grumpiness. That lead to an ear infection which lead to our first round ever of antibiotic.
It took 2 1/2 weeks to get over than and just as he was getting better he got a stomach bug. Throwing up, not eating grumpiness and all of the fun stuff that goes along with that. Then we had about 2 weeks of being health (but that was when he decided to have his first case of separation anxiety) when last Friday he woke up complaining of a stomach ache. Of course I thought it was another stomach bug. He had cramping, lack of appetite the runs and grumpiness. So that is how we treated. When by Monday night he was starting to throw up, even water, we took him to the doctor.
Now the diagnosis shocked us, sever constipation. What, huh, did I hear your right doc, constipation. Hotrod has be as regular as clock work since the day he was born and he had been having loose stools for 4 days. Doc you got some explaining to do. So we were off to do an x-ray to confirm. Turns out that you can get backed up in the plumbing area and all of the loose watery stuff (yuck) slips by and all the more solid stuff keeps backing up.
So we are now taking a laxative for 2 weeks and off of dairy (his staple) for a week and trying to get things moving. I will say that 2 days later we are having some success and he is eating again.
So I now have another lesson learned mothering moment. And as it turns out the more moms I talk to the more have said, "oh yes, my child had that." Who knew evidently not me.