My son has been ill for about 8 weeks now. He is 16 years old. Symptoms started with nausea, diarrhea and vomiting and have progressively gotten worse. These are daily occurrences but very bad in the morning and then tapering off to just nausea and diarrhea for the rest of the day. He has also complained of a mild back ache. He has to date lost 27 pounds. He sleeps about 16 hours a day. He drinks an abundance of fluids but never “a meal,” mostly just snacking on yogurt, rice, bananas, occasionally a half a sandwich, etc.
He has seen several doctors and is currently seeing a GI specialist. He has had multiple blood tests, stool tests, a ct scan, colonoscopy and upper gi all results were normal. His doctor recently put him on Flagyl in the event something was missed and my son thinks that makes it worse.
I’m have requested an appointment through Mayo Clinic. I am beyond frustrated. My son cries daily (he has never been an emotional young man) and has recently stated that he thinks he is dying. Of course this is just awful to hear from anyone let alone your child. Prior to this he was never sick a day in his life, when I brought him to the doctor at 14 for immunizations they actually had to look in the archives for his records. He has always been very healthy.
I am just consumed with trying to help him to the point where I am having a difficult time sleeping.
I don’t know if anyone can offer advise or can relate to his issues? I guess just venting on this forum is helpful.