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Jun 26, 2008
mdbarbagallo
Melissa - Mommy to Sebastian, born 9/28/07 @ 7 lbs 7 oz and 20.75 in. At docs at 12 months: 27 pounds and 32 in! Good grief! GERD - currently on Prevacid suspension (liquid equivalent of 45 mg a day). Allergic to dairy, soy, eggs, wheat, all treenuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, peas, sesame, bananas, barley, coconut, dust, dust mite, dog, cat, latex. Seasonal allergies. Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS). Neocate only - no solids - until further notice (drinks and loves water, too). Loves his doggie, our rescued Treeing Walker Coonhound, Louise, even though he is allergic to her. Louise will make your doctor a homemade pie if you would like her to. PHOTO: We couldn't do a cake on Sebastian's birthday, but that didn't stop him from tossing around the contents of a big bowl of popcorn! He now tries to eat it when we play with popcorn, so no more of that game.... :(
OT - anyone know anything about eardrum retraction?
Hi all. I was just reading over Sebastian's papers from the pediatrician. He went in for a pre-authorization check-up in preparation for his tests tomorrow. My husband took him in, so I gather he did not ask 1,000,416 questions like I would have. I noticed that our ped wrote "slight eardrum retraction" on the forms. What?! He never mentioned that to my husband. Does anyone know what this means? I googled it so I sort of have a sense, but is it permanent? To our knowledge, Sebastian has only had one ear infection (a few weeks back after he reacted horribly to a high pollen day/ate pears...oral allergy syndrome reaction). But he always pulls his ears. Whenever I take him in, the doc says there is no infection, so I always attribute it to teething.

Is this something that has probably been there for a while/might stay for a while? What can I do? Why didn't anyone say anything ot me, or is it just not serious? Sebastian has pretty bad indoor and outfoor allergies, so maybe they are causing the problem? Maybe we should see an ENT? (Or maybe not?)

Thanks!!
Jun 26, 2008
b-girl
Mom to Jasmine aka: Jazz 01/24/2007
Dx with silent reflux at 8 months
FPIES, DGE, MSPI. Recently diagnosed with EC (Eosin. colitis and now Primary immune deficiency disease.
Also mom to Nathan. born Jan.20th, 2009, MPI . so far dx with reflux and has an extremely sensitibe GI system. Also dx with primary immune deficiency disease.
This is very common in babes with allergies. The ear tubes aren't able to move fluid as easily so the eardrum retracts. They usually will put tubes in babies if ear infections are frequent or if you think he is having hearing problems, but if not it usually gets better with age. Just one more thing to worry about right?????
Jun 26, 2008
mdbarbagallo
Melissa - Mommy to Sebastian, born 9/28/07 @ 7 lbs 7 oz and 20.75 in. At docs at 12 months: 27 pounds and 32 in! Good grief! GERD - currently on Prevacid suspension (liquid equivalent of 45 mg a day). Allergic to dairy, soy, eggs, wheat, all treenuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, peas, sesame, bananas, barley, coconut, dust, dust mite, dog, cat, latex. Seasonal allergies. Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS). Neocate only - no solids - until further notice (drinks and loves water, too). Loves his doggie, our rescued Treeing Walker Coonhound, Louise, even though he is allergic to her. Louise will make your doctor a homemade pie if you would like her to. PHOTO: We couldn't do a cake on Sebastian's birthday, but that didn't stop him from tossing around the contents of a big bowl of popcorn! He now tries to eat it when we play with popcorn, so no more of that game.... :(
Can this make it uncomfortable for babies to lie down? Sebastian seems sooooo uncomfortable, but it really does not seem to be belly related to me. I have been attributing it to him getting his molars. Arggghhhhh
Jun 26, 2008
b-girl
Mom to Jasmine aka: Jazz 01/24/2007
Dx with silent reflux at 8 months
FPIES, DGE, MSPI. Recently diagnosed with EC (Eosin. colitis and now Primary immune deficiency disease.
Also mom to Nathan. born Jan.20th, 2009, MPI . so far dx with reflux and has an extremely sensitibe GI system. Also dx with primary immune deficiency disease.
If there is a fluid build up then it can definately bug him.....I don't know if it would be painful, but definately annoying. I would bring it up with your Dr. just to be sure. Poor little boy!
Jun 26, 2008
mom2coy
Coyle Eagan. One Year Old. Doing well on Cow's Milk flavored with juice :) Drinking two bottles of Go&Grow daily. Eating solids better but still have rough days. No More Silent Reflux-that I can hear anyway.. but puking again. Zantac 2ML 2X daily.
my GF had this and needed tubes. i'm pretty sure i do as well from chronic allergies and ear infections. i'm seeing an ENT soon. my ears feel full all the time.. that's about all i know regarding it. i hope you are getting som egood rest before tomorrow. i'm thinking about you guys.
Check with your
doctor first!