It *was* aliens after all!

Remember how Bryan spent some time in the hospital last year? Freakily enough, at this exact time last year? For random intense stomach pain and projectile vomiting? (Sorry if you are still eating your Corn Flakes).

Well, he’s been fine pretty much since then – with mild flare-ups when he lets stress get the better of him… but last week he had a pretty bad one again. Where he almost woke me up to take him to the hospital in the middle of the night. But instead, being the stubborn goat he is, he stayed up all night suffering through the pain, mainly trying to avoid more trips to the ER where they turn him away, telling him it’s nothing.

But I did get him to go see his GI specialist quickly thereafter. Who agreed, yet again, that he probably has some sort of ulcer deep up inside that is not showing up on the scopes which gets exacerbated by stress. But, let’s take some blood work, just in case, OK?

The doc called yesterday.

Bryan has some sort of crazy bacteria living in his gut that causes these kind of reactions.

Can you BELIEVE it???

He is now on 2 different antibiotics – the size of his head, I might add…

And maybe now Declan can stop talking about the night that Daddy threw up out the window of the car so ferociously that he hit a tree with his stomach contents.


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This article has 36 comments

  1. Sarah

    Living in his belly for a year? Eeks! Poor guy!!!

  2. Flower Child

    H. Pylori? My dad had that – stress exacerbated but caused by bacteria. Years of living with it and he was cured with a couple weeks of antibiotics. There’s light at the end of the projectile tunnel!

  3. Lauren

    Glad he is on the mend!

  4. Tree

    I am so glad there is now a diagnosis and treatment! PV’s to Bryan, who I know to be an amazing trouper.

  5. Jazz

    Why do men hate doctors??
    Good thing yours finally went.

  6. Nanette

    Oh, wow! Well, I’m glad they figured out what it was. Poor guy!

  7. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    FlowerChild… YES! H. Pylori!

    Bryan asks… did it go away forever???

  8. Sue at nobaddays

    Yay search! and Yay diagnosis! Better the alien you know than the one you don’t … or however that saying goes.

  9. Noble Savage

    Glad he finally got a diagnosis. Nothing sucks more than being sick but being told you’re not sick.

  10. Nat

    Yikes. Glad he got the diagnosis and that it is treatable.

    So has the barfing scarred Declan or is he talking about it with glee. My guy would think that was both great and gross…

  11. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    Nat… Dex is OK with it… it’s more wonderment + amazement + WTH was that??

  12. mayberry

    If I were Declan I would NEVER stop talking about the tree incident. That is a family story for the ages, right there.

  13. Nadine

    Oh no! I am glad they found what was wrong with him and that he is on the mend!

  14. Gretchen

    Glad they figured it out!

  15. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    Jennifer, go google & look at the pic of the little suckers… THAT’s gross!

  16. Joan

    That’s pretty scary. I had the same symptoms but it was my gall bladder.

  17. Anitra

    Damned doctors. You might as well go to a Medicine Man.

  18. zenrain

    glad he’s going to be better!!

    p.s. yeah! no puzzle code to post a comment!!

  19. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    Marabeth, yeah, I pulled it off again, testing the waters again with the spambots. We’ll see how it goes!!! I hate word verification!!! But, I got hit last week and had to turn it on. I am probably naive to turn it back off again, but figured it was worth a try.

  20. Lisa

    Ewww! I’ve heard other stories of parasites living in people and doctors not finding them for a real long time. That’s just yucky!

  21. Lisa

    Oh, I can relate. My husband hates going to the doctor because they keep telling him it’s nothing, too. Hope Bryan feels better soon.

  22. Meghann

    At least it wasn’t a lost twin or something like that.

    My husband won’t go to the dr. either, unless he’s dying. And even then he probably would just try taking some Motrin. *eyeroll*

  23. wordgirl

    Here’s hoping those antibiotics do the trick…’cause…that much vomiting has got to blow. And I mean that literally.

  24. nutmeg

    Holy Crap! Call the Discovery Channel and get his ass on tv!

  25. Jennifer aka Binky Bitch

    Whoa. That’s kinda, okay really, scary. And a little gross.

    Hope he feels better soon.

  26. Angie

    Oh, Amy. When I first read this I thought, “gallbladder”. It has similar symptoms, but bacteria?? Scary. With all these ‘super-bugs’ going around none of us are safe.

    Hope he’s better soon.
    Have a good night.

  27. peevish

    Poor guy! I’m so glad the Doc. figured it out, and that you insisted he go see the Doc.

    p.s. this is the first time I’ve successfully posted a comment to your blog. For some reason, every time I’ve tried in the past, something or other has gone wrong. Crap! but, this time: Yea!

  28. creative-type dad

    Those aliens don’t die easily.

    Try playing Barry Manilow really loud. That usually works for me.

  29. kat

    oooh, freaky! Here’s hoping the meds work.


    YIKES! That is kind of scary. I’m glad you found out what the cause is. I had that happen a few years ago…I hate hearing the words “undiagnosed” from a doctor. I pay them to diagnose it damn it.

  31. Phil

    Yikes! Hope that gets cleared up quickly. I can’t imagine that, though I experienced something vaguely similar (but not really) this past August, when my partner woke me up (unintentionally) in the middle of the night. He had intense pain, so we figured he had kidney stones, and almost seven hours in the ER verified that.

  32. Andie D.


    Glad you got him to go back! My hub won’t go to the doc for anything. But he will complain.

  33. Angela Klocke

    Holy cow — that’s horrible! Of course, I’ve suspected bacteria or parasite, but they’ve been ruled out thus far for me. No projectile vomiting, though.

    Hope he’s much better very soon!

  34. Mrs. Chicken

    I love it when doctors take years to discover the problem.

    But yay for feeling better!

  35. Kelly O

    Wait, wha? How did I miss this?!! Poor guy, that totally sucks. Is he doing better?

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