Originally Posted by john449
Have the doctors searched for possible toxins? I would assume they've explored these areas but.... Is your son exposed to toxins at work? Has he been out of the country? Certain seafoods, mushrooms, pesticides, heavy metals, etc. all can produce severe vomiting.
If there is fever, chills other signs of infection a virus could still be the culprit. Wish you luck, sounds scary...
He has been out of the country traveling because of work. The doctors ran a lot of tests. They said that he had a bacterial food poisoning that got out of hand. Normally, a person would be sick but be able to fight it off. The bacteria produced toxins and he ended up with sepsis (blood poisoning). On top of that, they found out that he has multiple ulcers in his digestive tract (which had started before the infection) and inflammation of the digestive tract and severe stomach cramps and pains. It is just a lot of things that added up to get the best of him. During the worst of it, he was not conscious.
He seems to be less delirious today...he looked at me and his mother and asked us when did we get there even though we've been here for some days already. Goes to show you just how out of it he was. The constant vomitting and diarrhea has stopped. He still has not had anything by mouth yet...he is being given IV fluids. He cannot stand and cannot sit up without help. He had to be carried to the bathroom to be bathed on a bench in the shower to get all of the vomit and sweat off of his body and to get the vomit out of his hair. Everyone takes good care of him but it is difficult to keep a patient clean when they are constantly throwing up everywhere....10 minutes after his face would be washed, he'd be seized by another vomiting fit and would vomit about 12 times an hour.
His wife told me that for the last couple of months, he'd been getting sick very frequently with sore throats and colds and stomach flus and other things
that no one else seemed to catch. I think he is very run down which is why things got so bad with him now and he didn't fight this off like people normally do with stomach problems. The doctors stress that he will need plenty of rest.
Thanks to those who replied. I appreciate it.