Two and a half years ago, a viral infection left me with abdominal pain and vomiting after every meal. After losing 15% of my body weight in 2 weeks, I was left weak and constantly nauseous. A plethora of medical exams were done, all coming out normal. As a result of my condition, I was absent for 3/4 of my junior year and 1/4 of my senior year of high school. I often had to rely on NJ feeding tubes for nutrition. Prior to going to college, my symptoms were somewhat controlled. However, once I left home, my symptoms came back stronger than ever. I was fortunate enough to be referred to Nationwide Children’s, where I received life-changing treatment.
The Rumination Syndrome Program at Nationwide Children's was the first time in 2 years where I felt that my treatment was a long-term solution. Not only did I receive a definite diagnosis, but my family and I were also fully able to understand my condition. I worked with the kindest, most inspiring team to improve my health, and in a span of two weeks, I left feeling the best I had in years. Since my treatment, I have continued to improve every day, and I am finally living an almost symptom-free life. I am endlessly thankful for this world-class program and its incredible team!
For referrals or general questions about the Program, please call the GI Motility Referral Coordinator at (614) 722-3456.
To fax referrals or any other information, please fax to (614) 722-3454, Attn: Motility.