This is very difficult, and I really feel for you and empathize!!!
I have had similar issues with my 13 year old.......
There is no easy fix here (*sorry*), but the very best advice I can offer is, 1st: don't give up !!! There is hope, but finding a really good, smart, knowledgeable Child Psychiatrist can be difficult.
I would find a (preferably) male Child/adolescent Psychiatrist who will evaluate your son (this is typically over 3 or more visits). You then must take your son at least every 30 days to see the Dr. to discuss how he is feeling, his medications and go thru the medicine trials...
Medication trials can be tough - - not all children respond the same way, so medication is very individual and trials are necessary, but often times frustrating.
There is great cause for hope though, once a medication is found helpful, life can get back to normal, and your son can feel better........so, keep the faith !!!!
My oldest daughter threw up every night at bedtime for months.....I remember it like it was yesterday! Ugh, I feel for you guys!!
Typically, when a child feels safe, calm and secure in their surroundings, this shouldn't happen......(unless they are physically ill). In our case, we had moved to a new environment - new home, new town, and my daughter (who still to this day is "sensitive"), felt disrupted and internally upset. (she was 1 1/2 at the time).
So, I would ask, have there been any disruptive events lately? A move? new people in the home? New caregiver? New baby? Some event, that your granddaughter is experiencing?
Some children are just more sensitive, and like I mentioned my oldest daughter is still very sensitive to her environment, and when a child is so very young, and can not verbally express their disrupted feelings, they can display them by crying, and crying to the point of throwing up.
Sorry you guys are going through this, I hope some of my info helps!! -KathleenView Thread