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    Quote Originally Posted by Misschief View Post
    Toddlers are usually fussy with their foods, but your DD seems to be extreme. Perhaps she's waking because she's hungry or something. Whatever it is, it needs to be looked into further for sure. This doctor, is he a peadiatrician? If not, can he refer you to one?
    Not sure if his a pead. But was highly reccommended. And he was great, he immediately tested her for absolutley everything!!!!!

    She drinks alot of milk, i have to water it down as she was putting on weight . Once i watered it down she lost 6 kilos in one week, that was about 8 months ago.

    So i do believe shes swapping food for bottles... But i still dont think shes getting enough milk to actually be full.

    She doesnt like junk food & obviously doesnt eat much yet she weighs 17kilo and is just shy of 1 meter. But its not her face & belly carrying the weight, its more he legs, alot on her legs & arms.

    I dont think she wakes cause shes hungry honestly.

    Alot of the time it seems like shes not even fully awake and is screaming, i isually have to wiggle her to get her to realize im there.

    Also shes not whining or crying when she wakes, shes screaming hysterically from the second she wakes (theres no build up)

    Money is tight at the mo so i cant go to a natropath for a few weeks yet.

    I just dont know what to do. Im hanging by these than a tgread

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    Is it possible to take your dd to the emergency department of your local children's hospital.Because i just think that this needs urgent attention.It's not normal for a child to sleep so little and to have all this stuff going on.Have you also tried taking your child off dairy? Just to test.It does sound like maybe she has a immune/dietary issue going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyflower View Post
    Is it possible to take your dd to the emergency department of your local children's hospital.Because i just think that this needs urgent attention.It's not normal for a child to sleep so little and to have all this stuff going on.Have you also tried taking your child off dairy? Just to test.It does sound like maybe she has a immune/dietary issue going on.
    After a thread on here i was almosr certain it would be dairy! But tgey tesr and all her tests show that she is an extremely healthy 2 & a half year old.

    The doc said excatly that. And honest i was holding back tears, cause she clearly is not.

    In the end he said i should just let her cry it out & that we would talk about it more in another appt as my time was up.

    And if honestly that is all thats needs to be done then fine. But surely if its just that she wouldnt be screaming hysterically immediately and sometimes shes not awake.

    And for her sickness....
    I dont know, i keep going over & over it and its just frustrating.

    Would i just go to emerg dep and tell them whats going on? I just need someone to fix what ever is wrong,

    You know what i need.... I need house (tv show) i need a doctor like that, that specializes in finding whats wrong till its fixed.

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    I'd ask for a referral to a paediatrician. That's a really weird story about you watering down her milk and she lost 6kg in one week. That's a massive weight loss in a week.

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    It sounds like she may be having night terrors. They scream hysterically but are not truly awake and don't respond to you at all, like you are not there. Horrible to watch, seem terrifying but in the morning the child does not remember them and they aren't in themselves harmful. I'd wonder why she's having so many though.

    I'd go back to the dr. Dr Steve is good. Dr Claire even better. Ask for a long appt. tell them all your concerns, hear their reccomendations, ask if there are any specialists who could help, ask about options at public hospitals as money is tight.

    If you still aren't happy, try Morayfield Drs. Dr Greef is good. Dr McNeill too. Dr Holloway is fantastic with allergy issues but is hard to get into.

    Good luck, I can imagine how incredibly frustrated you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mim1 View Post
    I'd ask for a referral to a paediatrician. That's a really weird story about you watering down her milk and she lost 6kg in one week. That's a massive weight loss in a week.
    Yeah that was roughly 8 months ago, she was getting really heavy and drinking roughly 6/9L milk a week (she basically lived off the stuff, which i figured was ok because she wouldnt eat so i had increased her milk intake, to try give her nutrients. Doctor said its a mistake he sees regularly)

    The doc (where i use to live) said water it down and she will drop the weight.

    So she went from having a full bottle of milk to about roughly 3 cm high of milk and the rest all water (and only water through the night)

    and she dropped it dramtically and has now stayed at that weight for quiet awhile, but just recently shes put on 2-3kilos (from what? I have no idea)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparklydreamer View Post
    It sounds like she may be having night terrors. They scream hysterically but are not truly awake and don't respond to you at all, like you are not there. Horrible to watch, seem terrifying but in the morning the child does not remember them and they aren't in themselves harmful. I'd wonder why she's having so many though.

    I'd go back to the dr. Dr Steve is good. Dr Claire even better. Ask for a long appt. tell them all your concerns, hear their reccomendations, ask if there are any specialists who could help, ask about options at public hospitals as money is tight.

    If you still aren't happy, try Morayfield Drs. Dr Greef is good. Dr McNeill too. Dr Holloway is fantastic with allergy issues but is hard to get into.

    Good luck, I can imagine how incredibly frustrated you are.
    Yeah i found him great! Specially with testing her for absolutely evetything and also just with making her comfortable in his office (shes petrified of all hospitals & doctors ever since spending a week in hospital for extremely server croup & then being readmitted by ambulance earlier this yr)

    Yeah will have to make a longer appt, to really discuss what to do.

    I briefy brought up wether i should keep waking her when shes screaming but he said no on the sense that i just have to let her cry, buy ear plugs, as she knows il come, but there wasnt enough time to fully explaon that it takes a while for her to wake and realize i am there.

    Im completely out of my zone her as my older dd has only been sick 3-4 times in her life (she is about to turn 6) and it was usually a bad cold snd once for vomiting.

    She slept great, still does, hit her milestones and well she was easy!

    But this dd, her speach is slow so that makes finding out from her whats wrong even tougher.

    Her fortnight visits to her fathers slways messes up any progress we make as he refuses to follow.

    I just... Arghhhhh. I wana cry, i have no fam or friends up her, even when i try to talk to my mum about it, shes just like oh no poor baby something is wrong, go to the doc & completely changes the subject.

    But i really need her to give me some emotional support through this, but i cant ask for it as she cant deal with emotions and any time iv tried, her response os well you chose to have a baby and you chose the FOB.

    2 & a half yrs doing alone is along time, and never getting to talk about the emotional side is wearing heavy on me.

    I want her to get better because i hate seeing her in pain

    I hate hearing my eldest cry because her sis cries all the time snd shes really mean and takes away my time

    I hate being so tired

    I hate not being able to help her get better.

    And i dunno if it makes a diff, but as soon as i fell preg, i was horribly sick,(normally im extremely heathly, slmost never get sick) from gastro almost the entire time, to wierd body fits, to dehydration, caught every sickness, but on extreme amount of weight, i had enormous cankles, was in snd out of hosp, low protien, everything.

    Once bub was born, everything stopped. No more sick.

    I guess my question would be, when she was in my tummy was she so always sick (like she is now) causing me to be sick?

    Or did my wierd 10 months of sickness cause her to be a sick child?

    Or is it just completely strange and not related?

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    I'm happy to hear the bloods came back clear for major issues - but sad that there's no resolution yet.

    I feel like all that diary is contributing - thing is, a blood test will reveal an allergy - but unless she had an IGG test (which I doubt - it tests the bloods reactions to food) it will not reveal an intolerance which are two different things.

    When I took my DD off dairy - the night terrors / talking in her sleep ll/ sitting bolt upright all stopped.

    Could you substitute the milk for something else in the meantime? Rice / Soy or even A2 milk for a week to see if that makes a difference???

    I'm sorry this is still going on for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabushkaMumma View Post
    I'm happy to hear the bloods came back clear for major issues - but sad that there's no resolution yet.

    I feel like all that diary is contributing - thing is, a blood test will reveal an allergy - but unless she had an IGG test (which I doubt - it tests the bloods reactions to food) it will not reveal an intolerance which are two different things.

    When I took my DD off dairy - the night terrors / talking in her sleep ll/ sitting bolt upright all stopped.

    Could you substitute the milk for something else in the meantime? Rice / Soy or even A2 milk for a week to see if that makes a difference???

    I'm sorry this is still going on for you
    Oh ok, i know she was tested for allergies to milk dairy soy bla bla, i just assumed allergy was the same as intolerance. Hmmm

    Which substitute would you reccommened best? Iv heard a few mixed things about rice milk, so i dont no which way to go in subsitutes.

    With changing her milk, would you sugest changing all dairy to - like cheese, yogurt? (cant think of other dairy at the mo) if yes, what would i substitute for that?

    See i have nooo idea about all this stuff.

    Also another thing, when ever she has eaten honey soy chicken she has vomited. So we stopped her eating that. Told the doc about that so he tested her for allergies to soy, but thst came back negative, so im interested to know what it is causing her to vomit.

    Oh she eats chicken no problem, so i to figured it was the honey soy stuff.

    After trying the substitutes for milk and dairy, how long would you say i should wait to see results?

    Also have to figure out some way to get fob to continue it at his house while trialing it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbygirl View Post
    Oh ok, i know she was tested for allergies to milk dairy soy bla bla, i just assumed allergy was the same as intolerance. Hmmm

    Which substitute would you reccommened best? Iv heard a few mixed things about rice milk, so i dont no which way to go in subsitutes.

    With changing her milk, would you sugest changing all dairy to - like cheese, yogurt? (cant think of other dairy at the mo) if yes, what would i substitute for that?

    See i have nooo idea about all this stuff.

    Also another thing, when ever she has eaten honey soy chicken she has vomited. So we stopped her eating that. Told the doc about that so he tested her for allergies to soy, but thst came back negative, so im interested to know what it is causing her to vomit.

    Oh she eats chicken no problem, so i to figured it was the honey soy stuff.

    After trying the substitutes for milk and dairy, how long would you say i should wait to see results?

    Also have to figure out some way to get fob to continue it at his house while trialing it
    Yes, they are two different things and each have a specific and different blood test (that's my understanding).

    I would try as much dairy as you can - but seeing as she's drinking so much of it, I would (personally) make that my main change first if I was in your position.

    I personally use a fortified, non GM Organic Rice milk as recommended by a dietitian. I don't use soy as a personal preference (and maybe your DD doesn't cope too well with soy either).

    But you could also try oat milk too (I can't use it for DD due to the Gluten).

    I would do, what you can for as long as you can and keep a food / reaction / sleep diary - it may feel like nothing has changed but to write it all down you may realise that the change is huge.

    Just do what you can cope with for now, you also need to replenish your exhausted spirit too... Please take some time for yourself, even if it's a cup of tea. I know how hurt we feel when we cannot solve our little ones health problems... X


 

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