- CASE FILE
I am submitting this case on behalf of my daughter - Morgan Gauthier. Stomach/Gut Issues
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
Persistent vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea. This has been going on for some years now. Started with Diarrhea when she was 6 y/o and she was dx with ulcerative colitis, and was treated with prescription meds. Had multiple colonoscopies until she was 12, and it sort of went dormant for a year or so, and then started again. Within the last 3 years she has started with vomiting, usually immediately after she eats, sometimes it is 9-10 hours after eating, but the food is not digested, even after 9 hours or more. Recently the gastroentereoligist that she sees kept saying she has IBS, and performed 3 colonoscopies withing a 4 month period, all came back normal. Same symptoms continue, and now along with dehydration. Recently had my daughter start a diet journal of what she was eating, the time she ate, the time she vomited, and if the food was digested or not. Brought this information to the next gastro appointment and now she is diagnosed with cyclic vomiting syndrome. Not sure how confident I am in any diagnosis as of today. The gastro started her on CoQ10, and stated that it would take a while to see any improvement. Today 7/15/19 she is getting fluids from dehydration due to vomiting. My daughter is starting her second semester of clinical's for Nursing school, she will graduate in 2022 as RN, BSN. To say the least this hinders her everyday life, and her life revolves around her stomach/gut. She has also lost 40 pounds in 3 months. We would really like some guidance/help on this matter. We have had everything from a pill camera to endoscopies and colonoscopies with no certain diagnosis. We have been bounced around for years with no certain diagnosis or treatment plan. She has tried the elimination diet, gluten free, dairy free, and anything else you can think off. They have done an ultrasound on her gallbladder (normal), and also a gastric emptying study (normal), CT of the stomach (normal). At one point the PA to the Gastroenterologist even suggested that she was bulimic. Which was an insult, because we are cajun and my child loves food. I know that she is not bulimic, b/c how then to do you explain the diarrhea and stomach pain. We would love to be chosen for this program and I would love to see my daughter lead a normal life that does not revolve around where is the nearest bathroom. Please Help!