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Jan 27, 2004
Pam
DUMPING SYNDROME
I am interested to know from those who have had fundoplication surgery and who have experienced dumping syndrome afterwards. HOw long does it last? Is it a life time thing? Do you find certain foods make it worse or is it just a volume thing? How can you help a child with dumping syndrome? Is it worse at certain times of the day? Does anyone else have children who actually pass out asleep because the lethargy from the attach is so severe? I am not sure if my kids have dumping syndrome, but it sounds plausible given their symptoms. They have both had fundos and it started after the surgery. Would love to hear from you. Thanks Pam
May 19, 2004
Anonymous
Dumping Syndrome
Well Pam I don't know, but I certainly would be interested in the responses you get as well. We recently adopted a little boy that had a fundo/g-tube. His foster mom (who had been a nurse prior to doing foster care) thought he had dumping syndrome. His doctor told her "no way." When I saw the topic of your post, I thought I'd learn about Dumping Syndrome by reading it. If we bolus my son more than 4 oz. he immediately seems to not feel well. He makes sad faces and becomes lethargic. If I lay him down he goes to sleep. He sleeps it off (about 15-30 minutes) and then has a BM which is usually very loose. I just stopped bolusing more than 4 oz at a time to prevent the problem. But, I know his foster mom bolused at least 8 oz at a time. I watched her do it while visiting him at her house before he came to live with us. Is this dumping syndrome?
Check with your
doctor first!