Gallbladder Dyskinesia Child - Surgery Success
Just wanted to share my son's story because his symptoms weren't typical and I thought it might be helpful to someone. My son (age 11) was getting sick with GI symptoms (nausea, diarrhea, vomiting) off and on for several months. It was getting progressively worse, vomiting up to 12 times a day, diarrhea several times a day, very little appetite. He had no abdominal pain. In between "attacks" that lasted around 4-8 days (avg) he felt normal (for 1-2 months). Colonoscopy, upper endoscopy, upper GI series with barium, bloodwork, and abdominal ultrasound were all normal. HIDA revealed 11% ejection fraction and severe nausea when the CCK was injected. He got sick again and wasn't getting better, the surgery (gallbladder removal) was performed during a period of symptoms (12 days of vomiting/diarrhea). He had it out 5 days ago and feels so much better. The diarrhea/nausea/vomiting literally stopped as soon as he got out of surgery (he was sick even the morning of surgery). He has had no diarrhea/vomiting since the surgery. He was pretty sore for 4 days and feels much better pain wise now. He has been able to eat anything he wants without any GI upset. We are so happy he had the surgery. We haven't had our follow up appointment with his surgeon but I hope to get a pathology report on the gallbladder then. After the surgery his surgeon said that his Cystic duct and artery were small, but it was unclear if that was causing the problem. He said the gallbladder looked ok and he had no stones. I know only time will tell if he is completely "cured" but we are very hopeful that this was it.