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Oct 01, 2007
17 month old scheduled for endoscopy
hello, any info much appreciated. my son was diagnosed gerd at 1 month, started mylanta, on to zantac at 2 months, switched to prevacid at 14 months, hospitalized 2x with possible viruses, high fevers, won't eat or drink so he dehydrates when sick. just got over vrius of diarhea and fever, which morphed into bronchitis. can't take oral antibiotics, retches straight away, given rocephin iv and/or shot. dr. wants endoscopy with biopsies and ph probe. off prevacid 3 days now and doing pretty good, only vomited 1x the first day off med, yesterday (2nd day) lots of hiccups, but ate and drank and kept it down. 3rd day (today) so far so good. has anyone done the endoscopy and was it useful - considering cancelling. also get conflicting info from dr's and nutritionists re: acid and alkaline foods. any info here? would like to stop all meds and try a better diet, dr. also suggested reglan if needed, side effects seem severe. thanks for helping if you can.
Oct 02, 2007
Dd (7) w/ SPD (sensory processing disorder), hypotonia, GERD, since birth. Previous PT, OT, Early Intervention, special ed, feeding clinic, feeding therapy from 2-3. Reflux meds since 2. Overcame severe feeding challenges, dysphagia, oral aversions, anxiety disorder. Weaned from reflux meds @ 6 1/2 yrs. A true miracle!! Ds (4) Prevacid 30mg, split am/pm; upcoming endoscopy. Ds (9 mos.), nursing, pureed foods, Zantac 1.2 mL 2x/day.
My daughter had an endoscopy done when she was about 23 mos. old. They were initially testing her for EE (eosiniphilic esophagitis) which she did not have, but the endoscopy biopsies were what provided the information to give her the GERD and esophagitis diagnosis. Up until then her GERD went completely undiagnosed. We then started her on medication and shortly thereafter feeding therapy, now at 4 yrs. she is much improved. So for us it was extremely helpful. I guess you have to look at why they want to do the test and what they hope to do with the information that the test can provide.
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