My son will be 10 in July.
Oh, Melissa, I know how hard it is to watch a little one suffering! I am sorry to hear your little guy is having such a hard time.
Does his pain seem to have any relationship to what he is eating? A food diary might help determine that. Is he under any unusual stress right now? That can be a big trigger for GI problems. My daughter missed a week of school in junior high before we realized it was stress-related.
The only thing I can suggest is to go ahead with an appointment with a GI specialist. If there is one who specializes in pediatrics, that would be best. Good luck to you and your son and keep us posted on what happens.
We are going through the EXACT same thing with our 14 yr old son.
I feel so bad hearing someone so young feels bad. I get nausea and burning too. I take a lot of tums. Along with Prilosec 2x'd a day. How is he doing now? Have you found anything new out?