Some here know my middle son (he is 9) has been quite sick all week and we weren't really sure what was wrong. He has had blood test after blood test, a cat scan, X-Rays, urine tests, you name it, the kid has had it done. They started out thinking it was his appendix but quickly ruled that out. Finally, what they decided on was this: He caught a stomach virus (something that has been going around and my oldest son recently recovered from) and instead of acting in the normal way, it shut down his digestive system and instead of having diarrhea like one would normally, he became impacted. OMG, this was one sick little boy! He is not a child who lives on junk food and soda. We eat quite healthy and drink water almost exclusively. He has missed an entire week of school, he is still feeling not quite right, but he is getting much better. I just couldn't believe something like this could happen. I just had to share because this is something I have never heard of happening but I am sure it could happen to someone else.