Throw Up

Cyrus tossed his cookies (well, cheese) about an hour after he went to bed last night and was complaining about stomach pain from the afternoon onward. For most kids, this would mean something bad was eaten or didn't agree with their stomach. For Cyrus, we have an additional more serious possibility to think about: bowel obstruction. This sucks. I'm taking work off today to keep an eye on him in the event that we have to take an unplanned trip to Children's.

This is life with a kid with Crohn's. Every single thing that might *ordinarily* happen to a 3 to 4 year-old (e.g. food poisoning), potentially has an alternative Crohn's-related explanation. Distinguishing between the two is a daily challenge and leaves a constant knot in our stomachs.