Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Cyclic Vomitting Syndrome..

Have you ever thought about something (not so good) which has not happened for days,sometimes even months,and all of a sudden,within a day or two that same thing happens.It is definitely the case with me. Whenever I think that 'this'  has not happened in days,within a couple of days 'this' will somehow manage to show up.Be it my some kind of body pain or some mischief by my son or an arguement with can be anything,I just have to think about it and it is there...telling should have better not thought about me.

Just couple of days back I thought that my daughter(let's call her V) looks like to be over the problem she had been suffering from 3 years and here it comes today, 2 days after that thought crossed my mind and just when I was thinking of putting this problem at the back of my mind for the time being.

It all started 3 years back when we went for vacations to India.After the long journey, when we reached my Mom's place, V started to throw up like crazy.We thought it was due to motion sickness which runs in my side of family.The whole night she kept on throwing up..even a single drop of water going inside was coming out. Next day, she was perfectly fine, as if nothing happened the day before.We dismissed that as a case of motion sickness.

After that it started happening every 3 months.....her pediatrician dismissed it as a way of her body to clean itself.We also didn't worried that much because everytime, next day she would be totally fine.
Than it started every month which really got us worried and by the time we could discuss it with her doctor it was there every week. Only ,by this time she was able to tell me that she also experiences a severe headache before throwing up starts. Finally we were able to figure out the problem...Cyclic Vomitting Syndrome. Doctor says there is really no way we can cure this. It will go away by its own in some time.Though it's almost certain that it  will reappear in her teens as Migrains.

As a mom, it's really hard for me to see her suffer so much and annoying to be not able to do anything about it.Sometimes masaging her head helps but not  often.She tries to sleep it off but that is also not a sure shot remedy.More than once I had to pick her up early from school and skip school next day.She misses a whole lot of activities due to this.

The only good part is that now she understands her problem,she lets others know as soon as she feels not so good,which gives us just enough time to bring her back home and/or get ready for the night(mare)

Not knowing what else to do for her,I can just pray that she gets enough strength to bear this pain which is going to be stronger as it turns into Migrain after some years....

Apples of Gold 



  1. Oh goodness, I could not imagine having to deal with something like this. It must be incredibly heartbreaking to watch your child go through this and not really be able to help.

    Praying for strength for you and your family!

  2. Oh wow! I have never even heard of that syndrome. It sounds awful. I'm sure it must be so rough to watch your little girl deal with it. It breaks my heart just thinking about it. There is always hope, though! I will pray for her. I don't know her name, but God does, and He can heal her completely. hugs to you!