Hi, my son has just turned 7 years old in December.
He was breastfed till he was just over a year old, that’s when we noticed blood in his stools. For three years he was in and out of hospital they couldn’t find anything. Sometimes his pants was just covered in blood no poo. i started taking photos of his bloody stools and felt they took it more seriously. When he was four, they took him into the hospital and used a new camera that was an inch longer than previous ones they had used and they found a large polyp and removed it. They said he would be fine, no follow up appointments was needed.
He often complains of tummy pain and has to rush to the toilet he goes up to 6 times a day. He has had bloody stools a few times a month. He woke up a few weeks ago and said he felt wet and his pajamas were covered in very watery mucus like diarrhea. He said sometimes he thinks he’s finished going toilet but feels like more is coming but it don’t.
The last few months its getting more. His stools have always been soft or runny. Last week i took him to the doctors because he was doing soft stools with lots of mucus and a little blood in them.(we put a little dish in toilet to check for blood) .He looked fine that day they sent of a stool sample which came back fine. But next day he got a temperature and was sick the first day then wouldn’t eat for 6 days and just lay there he sounded very flemmy in his chest the second time i took him to doctors to check it wasn’t a chest infection the doctor said it was mucus in his bowels causing him to sound flemmy and that he didn’t look well at all they took another stool sample but doctor said it sounds like colitis to him and to starve him for 48 hrs.doctor said next step might be blood tests but my son has had than many and been poked and prodded he is saying no more. I can see when he has tummy pain and his personality changes a bit aggressive when i ask have you got a pain he says i am not going doctors. kids c ant explain the way we can. I just wondered if any of these symptoms sound like it could be colitis? I am praying it’s not. I really feel for you all that have it reading what you all go through. We go back to doctors Thursday.