Chandra Wilson, “Dr. Bailey” on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, provides tips for parents about misdiagnosed condition

Chandra Wilson recently visited Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Program team. She is the national spokesperson for the Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Association. She became involved with the organization after her teenage daughter was diagnosed with cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS).

There are only a few programs of this kind in the country, and the CVS Program at Children’s Hospital is the largest focused on children. Our interdisciplinary team of specialists provides family-centered care to patients and their families.

While Wilson was here, she shared advice for parents of children with CVS. Watch her …Click here to continue reading

Abdominal migraines: Dr. Li to the rescue

Carmen

Carmen responded immediately to a cost-effective prescription drug used to control cyclical vomiting.

“It’s the stomach flu” I said into the telephone receiver when I called Carmen’s school to inform them of her Thursday absence. “She should be feeling better tomorrow.”

“Great!” I thought to myself …. “how am I going to keep the rest of the family from contracting the bug?” I wiped down the bathroom with disinfectant wipes in hopes of banishing the 24-hour virus from our home. Little did I know this was just the start of our journey with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and a brilliant man named Dr. Li.

Looking back at that first day of illness, I remember Carmen complaining of an upset stomach in the weeks prior to her vomiting. It was nothing to be concerned about at the time … she was able to go to …Click here to continue reading