Re: 8 Year old pucking....... in morning?
My son had all kinds of eating problems when he was young. He had cyclic vomiting syndrome caused by a delayed pattern food allergy. Instead of having an immediate reaction to the food to which he was allergic, if it was consumed consistently over a period of time, it would basically build up in his system until it became "toxic" and then, for X number of days he would vomit to expel the allergin. Then the cycle would begin again. For him, he would get ill every 10-12 days (like clockwork) and vomit for 2-3 days, then he would be fine for another 10-12 days, and the cycle would begin again. In addition, he had reflux, an undeveloped soft palete, a hyper-sensitive gag reflex, and a "true" food allergy. Test-wise, he had allergy testing (skin and blood)--though with delayed pattern food allergy those two tests will not detect the allergic food, an endoscopy (to check for eosinophils which can detect a true food allergy), ENT-type tests, a barium swallow (which he didn't mind at all--they soaked Cheerios with barium to watch him eat and mixed the barium with formula to watch him drink), and several other tests I can't now recall. It turned out our son was allergic to soy protein--formula was actually making him sicker though we didn't know it. Anyway, he's now a teenager and you'd never know he spent his first two years of life quite sick. He doesn't knowingly eat soy products (with his type of allergy he can intermittently or in small amounts consume the allergin) and has a good excuse for never becoming a vegetarian. If you have any questions about it all, feel free to ask. Living with a chronically ill child can be tolling on a family. My best wishes to you.