Samantha is Admitted

Since my last post about Samantha’s vomiting spell, her condition worsen where typically no food can stay in her stomach. She got thinner and lethargic. We brought her for a review yesterday and was prepared to get her admitted.  Good thing she vomited in front of the pediatrician and he could see how forceful is her vomiting. He straight away advise her to be admitted and to put on drips as she was also dehydrated. Once she is on drips, she looks better. Her skin colour improves and she doesn’t look so lethargic anymore.

However, doc still couldn’t find out what causes the vomiting. There are few causes that he is suspecting.

Pyloric Stenosis

As Jonathan had it before, Samantha had higher risk of having Pyloric Stenosis. They did an ultrasound on her abdomen again for Pyloric Stenosis. The scan came back negative and it also confirmed that there are no obstruction to her digestive systems.

Hydrocephalus (Water in Brain)

In my earlier post, I mentioned that doctor found water in her brain from an ultrasound.  It’s a condition called hydrocephalus. This can cause vomiting as well.  To confirm this, doc advised for a detailed MRI scan. The report came back negative. Basically, she does not have hydrocephalus. However the MRI report tells us something else which I will share later.

So the doc has ruled out the above two conditions. He almost come to a conclusion that her vomiting could be due to her acid level. Remember she was suffering from severe acidosis at birth which later confirms that she had mitochondrial disorder.  People with mitochondrial disorder may have episodes of vomiting, migraine and etc.  They took her blood and urine to test on possible infection also. Doc is now trying out medication and ways to prevent her from vomiting.

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  1. rachel says:

    Is she still in PC Hospital?
    My prayers with you Julie. Stay strong. Samatha is in good hands .

    ... on July June 8th, 2010
  2. yugene says:

    Samantha stay strong!!
    Julie , you too!

    ... on July June 8th, 2010
  3. Ann says:

    If I feel like crying, I can’t imagine how all of you feel.

    My heart goes out to all of you and to Samantha. Will definitely keep her in prayer. Thinking of you everyday.

    ... on July June 8th, 2010
  4. Merryn says:

    Samantha, stay strong. Get well.. we are waiting to bring you to 1U to see the fish there. Get well girl… *hugs*

    ... on July June 8th, 2010
  5. Adrine says:

    Really hope the vomitting will stop soon. Take care Julie. *hugz*

    ... on July June 8th, 2010
  6. Kristie says:

    So sorry to hear abt this. Samantha, u will be fine ok, stay strong and we all pray for u and ur family. Julie, stay strong. xoxo

    ... on July June 8th, 2010
  7. HN says:

    Samantha is one strong baby since day one, she will be alright real soon! Take care Julie. *HUGZ*

    ... on July June 8th, 2010
  8. debbie says:

    Dont’ worry…….SHE will be fine. You take a good care of yrself . Everyone here will pray hard for little samantha!!!

    ... on July June 8th, 2010
  9. mery says:

    Sad to hear abt Samantha’s condition….really hope She wil be fine soon.
    U tkcare too..

    ... on July June 8th, 2010
  10. jacss says:

    am praying that God continues to walk with Samantha & overcome this challenge! baby baby, pls stay strong & fight all the way thru….take care !!

    ... on July June 9th, 2010
  11. prince n princess mum says:

    Be strong bb Sam and mummy Julie…

    Get well soon ya~

    ... on July June 10th, 2010
  12. andrewjune says:

    i’m sorry i didnt hopped in earlier and i didnt know that samantha was vommitting…i hope by now, she’s all good!
    she is a strong baby! tcare!

    ... on July June 11th, 2010
  13. mc says:

    Samantha, Julie, Kimmy, Jonathan, take care, I hope Sam gets well soon!

    ... on July June 14th, 2010

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