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Has anyones child had Mesenteric Adenitis

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fedup10 Thu 22-Dec-11 22:51:26


DD was taken into hospital yesterday as the GP thought she had appendicitis, sorry if spelt wrong, after many tests the surgeons decided it was Mesenteric Adenitis.
She has been really unwell now for 5 weeks on and off, cough and cold, then a chest infection and finally d&vsad we thought we had got through it but then on Monday, the tummy pains started, slowly getting worse, hence going to the GP. We came home today after DD had to stay in for 24 hrs to be assessed, told not much we can do but give calpol and soothe, as the glands are swollen and could take 3 weeks to go down, she is asleep again now but it has taken hours as she has been in so much pain, warm bottle is on her tummy, I just can't bear 3 more weeks as she has been ill for 5 alreadysad I was so looking forward to the end of term, just so she could rest and recover but it just isn't going to happen.
Anyone else experienced this or any advice would be welcomesmile

Thank you

EtInTerraPax Fri 23-Dec-11 01:21:00

Hi- not my child, but I have had it twice!

Starvation seemed to be the only treatment available, and once the glands go down, all pain is gone, and there seemed to be no after effects.

I don't know how old she is- the second time I had it they gave me pethidine, which was fantastic and helped me immeasurably. (Obviously no good to you if she's 5 or something).
I was better after 3 days both times.

The pain is incredible though- on a par with labour I'd say, so she's been through a lot- just let her rest, and enjoy christmas/holidays.

I hope she's better really soon! smile

fedup10 Fri 23-Dec-11 15:27:55

Thanks for replying EtInTerraPax, I did wonder if eating and drinking brings it on, as it starts early afternoon, after she has eaten and lasts for hours and hours, I don't know! Today she is having little bits but often! I am enjoying doing nothing today;)

EtInTerraPax Fri 23-Dec-11 16:01:51

Well- the hospital made me nil-by-mouth both times, for the duration (though initially it was because they thought they'd be whipping my appendix out!).

How old is she? Could she bear to (and understand why she'd need to) go without food for 48 hours?

Milliways Fri 23-Dec-11 20:35:55

DS had this - we too thought it was appendicitis. Eventually we found that Buscopan eased the cramps and helped him the most.

lostlady Fri 23-Dec-11 20:38:24

O, poor thing. Dd had it and was in a lot of pain. Normal painkillers helped tho, and she was better within a few days. Hope yours is too

fedup10 Fri 23-Dec-11 20:51:03

She is 5, to be honest she has not got a big appetite at the mo, so sticking with little and often has worked today. Had tummy pain again tonight but not as bad as it has been, so hopefully turning a corner smile

fedup10 Fri 23-Dec-11 20:54:18

Think I might get some Buscopan in the medicine cupboardsmile
Thank you

EtInTerraPax Fri 23-Dec-11 21:22:19

Aw- 5yo and ill at Christmas? Poor little girl. I hope she's feeling well soon. smile

EtInTerraPax Fri 30-Dec-11 20:05:21

How is she now fedup?

Tonksthecat Tue 17-Jan-12 08:27:30

Hi Fedup10.
How is your DD now? Hopefully out the other side?

We've had 5 fairly horrendous nights with what I think is this... in and out of A&E, out of hours doctors and gp.. trouble is when we're in front of the medics it eases off, it's at home in the night that we are really struggling.

I saw on two different MS threads about aloe vera helping.

Terrapax not seen before about starvation, thanks

Litledebi76 Wed 27-Feb-13 22:48:11

Hi there,
Just got back from the doctors for them to reveal my 5 year old daughter, has ma, this has been ongoing for 3 weeks, she is fine in the morning eats her breakfast, then lunch, but get to 2pm in the afternoon and its starts. Stomach cramps vomiting, luckily for me I work in the same school, but every afternoon she was getting sent to me, the teacher thought it was getting a habit, but deep down I new it was something, she has always suffered with contispation but nothing on this scale, just worried now because she is being referred to a paediatrician and reading some of the feeds that's it maybe an ongoing problem.

Jaurapixie Mon 04-Mar-13 22:17:41

Another mum just at my wits end with managing this seemingly unknown illness! My 6yo daughter has been suffering terribly for 3 weeks, is on buscopan, ranitidine, (codeine for night time only) and calpol (which doesn't touch it). As you above littledebie she starts off the day reasonably ok and she is in pain from about 4pm onwards, worsening when she has eaten. She is in constant pain and nothing helps to relieve it, even whining in her sleep and pulling sad faces. Has anyone else noticed their child's tummy is very noisy/gurgly when an attack starts? Has anyone tried the aloe Vera with success? We are a scheduled to see paediatrician on Monday. Has been into a&e over a few separate occasions over last three weeks and through my persistance she has had had ultrasound, bloods, urine and stool sample and all was normal! Doctor can't suggest anything else to help but I cannot believe a little girl should be in this much pain consistently. Any ideas how long this lasts? Thanks in advance xx

BurningBridges Mon 04-Mar-13 22:26:05

There was another poster with similar problems here:

rockinhippy Wed 06-Mar-13 09:42:54

My own DD gets this too, has on occasions been so bad the doctors thought it was appendicitis, it can truly be awful for them & us parents sad -

we find heat pads to sooth the stomach pain, Spirulina to boost vitamins & immunity to help fight the virus/infection causing it & dealing with the actual cause, be it viral of infection - ie, antibiotics if your GP says needed & if not cal pol, paracetamol, lots of fluids etc


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