Today after school, I am taking Joshua to the doctor for a mysterious stomach ailment. It has his stomach in knots and my blood pressure DANGEROUSLY HIGH. High blood pressure with a side of RAGE.
What’s happening is, Joshua is at least once a day, feeling “sick” DURING a meal. So he eats some, feels sick, wants to go lay down or try to puke, never does puke, and usually within 10 minutes or so can finish at least some of the meal.
The foods involved are totally random. The times of day are totally random. I don’t think he’s faking it, but we’ve been battling this off and on for two months, and I am the one who’s really sick – SICK OF IT. I am beyond frustrated.
He never throws up, hasn’t had any weird bowel issues, just says he feels sick and wants to lay down, or just stop eating for awhile. He even went to the clinic one day at school during lunch, and lunch is his 2nd favorite part of the day (after recess of course).
This all started back in July – he did throw up in July two separate times after CHUGGING chocolate milk at restaurants, so I think maybe that psychologically damaged him and now he’s terrified of getting sick so he is worrying about it so much that he is making himself feel bad.
We’ve taken him off dairy and it hasn’t seemed to have made any difference.
Bobby doesn’t get home til 7 pm, so the kids have already eaten dinner by then. I am tired of doing dinner by myself for years anyways, I ALWAYS have to struggle to get Sophie to eat, and now THIS – it’s making me apoplectic. Joshua thinks I am mad at him, which is probably making his whole psychosomatic stomach problem worse. I am not mad at him, but I am BEYOND frustrated and I can’t really hold that in anymore. I can barely hold ANY frustration in by dinner time, which again, I might add, I do by myself five nights a week, outnumbered three to one.
So, how about it, readers? Diagnose my kid for me. That way you can save me a $30 copay at the pediatrician’s office. And though you probably can’t save my kid from intense counseling and therapy because his mom is so mean, the extra $30 could at least go toward those future therapy bills. You have until 4:10 PM, Eastern time to figure this one out for me. GO!