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Nov 20, 2006
sw33tmilk
11-year-old son with reflux
Prevacid 30mg (didn't work)
Omepron(omeprazole) 20mg
Diagnosed 2006
Currently gaining weight
Coping with autism and now, GERD
When my son, 11 years old, was discharged from the hospital last month because of excessive vomitting, the final diagnosis was reflux. This morning, heeding the advice of his attending physician and because he vomitted again, we went to see a pediatric gastroenterologist. Again, the diagnosis was GERD. Now I'm in complete distress because just when I have finally started to cope with his autism, he was diagnosed with yet another challenge. Because of his GERD, he is now 12 kilograms underweight. I cry a lot seeing him so thin but so enthusiastic attending his regular classes and coping with the stresses being a student. The doctor gave him Prevacid 30mg daily. Fortunately, the doctor is also a nutritionist so she also gave advice on my son's nutrition for him to gain weight. I'm scared for my son's health. I often cry everytime I pray. I just pray I can give him the proper care and nutrition that he badly needs. This is my story.
Jan 02, 2007
debbie
Autism, now GERD
Hello, I'm very sorry for son's pain. You mentioned he was tested for allergies. Does he have any food allergies? A lot of autistic children benefit from eliminating dairy, or wheat. FYI-I believe prevacid has dairy in it.
Jan 02, 2007
sw33tmilk
11-year-old son with reflux
Prevacid 30mg (didn't work)
Omepron(omeprazole) 20mg
Diagnosed 2006
Currently gaining weight
Hi, debbie. No, he has no food allergies. But because of 2 other episodes/hospitalizations, a month apart, since I last posted, I requested for a change in medicine. He's now taking omepron (omeprazole) 20 mg daily. Also done endoscopy. Confirmed GERD because his LES is now only partly closing and esophagitis. Done bopsy but can't get result yet. I'm afraid what I will find out. Doctor's appointment on Jan. 5. My son has gained 2 and a half kilos since his las reflux, only two weeks ago. His episode pattern is every (more or less) 30 days apart. I hope, with his new medicine, things will change for the better.
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