Severe Stomach Pains In a 9 year old
My husband and I came to see Dr. Horning with our 9 year old son, Kenny, after he had been suffering with severe stomach pains on a daily basis for over 10 months. Kenny had been to the ER 3 times for the pain where they did x-rays and also went to see several doctors, including a GI specialist at one of the areas leading children’s hospitals. Kenny had gone through many tests including an upper GI, Ultrasound and Endoscopy all without revealing any issues. The next thing the GI doctor suggested was that we eliminate gluten and dairy from his diet. Our whole family made the switch in support of Kenny and the hopes that this was the answer. After a couple of weeks on the gluten and dairy free diet, Kenny’s pain came back. He was living with pain on a daily basis that got stronger each time he ate. Kenny was missing out on playing with friends because he did not feel well, he did not want to go to parties and events with friends because he couldn’t eat what everyone else ate and he felt sick all the time. When we were referred to Dr. Horning, Kenny was popping Pepto pills like they were candy just to get through the day. Imagine being 9 years old and dealing with such stress! Kenny was a trooper through it all and finally had some relief after meeting with Dr. Horning. At Kenny’s initial exam, Dr. Horning told us that he believed Kenny had a systemic yeast infection. We couldn’t believe it! We had an answer and Dr. Horning had a plan! Kenny started on a 21 day diet and supplements with each meal. By the second day, Kenny was pain free! He is 16 days into the diet (which has not been easy), but he is holding strong and knows that the results we are seeing are worth the sacrifice! We cannot thank Dr. Horning enough for helping Kenny (and the rest of our family) to get back to a “normal” existence.