About the colic in children on Alimero wrote and more than once, but all topics touched babies. Our daughter had colic for about half a year and ended when she started to sit. Either half a year I managed to form microflora in the intestines, or the mobility of my daughter facilitated the retreat of the jeep, but I was sure that they would not threaten us anymore …
I had this confidence before my dad’s birthday. We arrived early in the morning to wish our grandfather happy birthday. A computer desk was brought to my parents, and my husband, who had become skilled in assembling furniture (he assembled and installed the kitchen in our house), helped his father to collect it. My daughter and I helped my mother to prepare a festive dinner.
Nothing foreshadowed trouble, but suddenly the daughter began to sit down and hold on to the tummy. We put her on the pot, but he was left empty, and my daughter started screaming that her tummy hurt. By her behavior it was clear that the pain has a paroxysmal character.
At the reception in the clinic
It was necessary for our grandfather, just having gathered a table, to take us to the polyclinic. Our doctor was not, instead she was led by a young girl, probably an intern. She felt her tummy and directed us to donate blood to the level of leukocytes and to consult a surgeon to exclude appendicitis.
After the last word, we all felt sick. In addition, the leukocyte count was slightly above normal. We went with him to consult a surgeon, not knowing what to prepare for.
It’s good that the surgeon got us good and immediately reassured us, saying that children under 3 cannot have appendicitis. Then he felt his tummy and diagnosed intestinal colic.
Possible colic causes, According to him, there may be an infection or food dry. Treatmentnot complicated. Need to clean the intestines: make an enema and limit food. The doctor allowed to give only kefir and salty cracker to the daughter on this day.
It is necessary to bring the child to the state of hunger, so that he himself asked to eat. Another surgeon warned that colic could recur.
With the direction from the doctor, we went to the emergency room, where the nurses made the daughter an enema. Then she became cheerful and became a quick zinger.
Although we strictly adhered to the recommendations of the doctor and even at a festive dinner, we patiently distracted the daughter’s attention from potatoes and cutlets, but in the evening the colic repeated. True, we could do without an enema. My daughter squatted down when she was bathing in the bathroom, and let out such a loud bunch that probably was heard by her neighbors.
After such a loud final point, my daughter went to sleep. The next morning, and to this day, her cramps no longer tormented her.
So, we had to learn that intestinal colic can be not only in an infant. True for older children to prevent it is easier: you need to monitor the cleanliness of the hands of the child and that once a day was soup in the stomach. And if such a misfortune nevertheless happened, then an enema and fasting day will fix the situation.
And you, dear readers Alimero, faced with intestinal colic in your children after a year? How did you deal with her?