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Jun 27, 2008
bigdaddy
Liz, mom to Donnie 12/2005
Surgery for Pyloric Stenosis at 5 weeks old
GERD since 4 weeks old
Colic until 13 weeks old
Delayed Gastric Emptying
MSPI
Surgery for Tubes and Adenoidectomy at 14 months old
Anemic since 9 month check
Febrile Seizures
Speech Therapy
MEDS: Zyrtec, Nasonex, Xopenex,
Vitamins with iron, and back on Prevacid as of 12/2008
OT-Eye Blinking
I am sorry to post this here, but I don't post on any other forums so I thought I would ask and get some opinions. I started noticing Donnie blinking kind of hard a couple of months ago. I mentioned this to my husband and he shrugged me and the problem off. Within the last week or so it has gotten terribly bad, he blinks excessively and hard to where his whole head moves and also especially with the left eye you can see the muscles twitch. Everyone has started to notice and ask about it. Finally dh has gotten concerned and we called his ped. She is literally on summer vacation until Sept. 1 so we are having to see a doctor we have never seen before and knows nothing of his history. Has anyone experienced this before? I am so worried and don't really know if I should be. Thanks!!! -Liz
Jun 27, 2008
jedd'smommy
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jedd
My brothers went to school with a boy who blinked quite often and the dr. coudl never explain it. After he moved for college the eye blinking stopped. Yes, he lived with it for some time.

He saw a new dr. there and they todl him the eye blinker was probably related to allergies.....

Is he taking Reglan for his DGE????? that could be the culprit.
Jun 27, 2008
jenrackley
PAGER Volunteer Services Coordinator
Nutritionist
Melina 7/24/02 now reflux free!!
TWINS:
Ella 5/3/05 GERD, asthma, hypotonia, food intolerances, esophagitis, IBS //
Ava 5/3/05 asthma, food allergies
Pic: My girls! They are getting so big!
I don't know. I have a friend whose little girl needed glasses and she blinked and rubbed her eyes a lot. Is it a twitch or an actual blink? Are his eyes maybe getting dried out? Humn... I haven't had this experience with my kids. Hopefully someone else will have some good info.
Jun 27, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
I don't know if his age makes any difference, but Morgan started doing this at 6. She does it when she's in a new situation or anything that makes her a little nervous. When I had her to the ped about the add I found out that tics come along with add and that's what two peds said....it's a tic. Like I said, I would have him seen to make sure it's not something different, but in her case it's not a big deal-so they say.
Jun 27, 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.
some kids pick up habits so i hope that is it. my niece shrugged her shoulders for years. and coy is now doing this funny thing where he sucks his top teeth and tries to talk @ the same time. kids do weid things so i hope it is just behavioral and will go away! you can ask the pedi office to send you to a neuro tho if you notice any other symptoms.
Jun 27, 2008
bigdaddy
Liz, mom to Donnie 12/2005
Surgery for Pyloric Stenosis at 5 weeks old
GERD since 4 weeks old
Colic until 13 weeks old
Delayed Gastric Emptying
MSPI
Surgery for Tubes and Adenoidectomy at 14 months old
Anemic since 9 month check
Febrile Seizures
Speech Therapy
MEDS: Zyrtec, Nasonex, Xopenex,
Vitamins with iron, and back on Prevacid as of 12/2008
Thanks, I am just hoping that it is a normal tic that will eventually go away. I think I really worked myself up researching it and reading into recent strep infections and correlations with tics. I am a worry wart with him anyway and notice the smallest of things, but when others start noticing and commenting then it is time to check into it. My mil and fil where over this evening and commented on it. My fil actually said maybe he saw it on tv and is mimicing it. Sure! Anyway, thanks for your thoughts, I guess I am just really worried. Oh I also bought some eye drops this evening to see if it is allergy/dry eye related. Thanks again, Liz
Jun 28, 2008
mollybeth
Cooper was born 12/19/07. Birth weight: 7lbs10oz. Weight as of 2/11: 8lbs9oz. 6/23: 14lbs12oz! Struggling again 12mo: 18lbs. Breast Fed exclusively, on strict elimination diet until Dec 08. MSPI as well as other food intolerances Diagnosed w/ GER at 5 days following barium swallow. Choking with apnea spells. Ftt. dx w/ Laryngomalacia following brochoscopy 1/29. Aspiration. apnea monitor until 5mo. pH probe 1/29 showed severe reflux. Sandifers Syndrome. lbrady and tackycardia. echo and EKG 2/18: Came back normal! Swallow study 2/29: some NG reflux. Unexplained seizure 4/1. Negative CF sweat test 4/4! EGD 11/19: reflux damage in esophagus. pH probe 11/19, reflux improved. Safe foods: pears, apples, peas, rice, small amounts of chicken, potatoes, and carrots.
Currently drinking Elecare vanilla 30cal/oz and breastmilk.
Meds: Nexium 10mg 2x daily. Carafate as needed, miralaxx as needed, probiotics daily
to me it sounds like a tic. It could be a nervous thing or something related to add or something like that. My husband did this, but not very hard as a child and it turned out it was related to anxiety. His yonger cousin did it too, but more heavily, and it was add related. I never see him do it now that the add is treated. All that said, it might be nothing. Hoping so!
Jun 28, 2008
jenrackley
PAGER Volunteer Services Coordinator
Nutritionist
Melina 7/24/02 now reflux free!!
TWINS:
Ella 5/3/05 GERD, asthma, hypotonia, food intolerances, esophagitis, IBS //
Ava 5/3/05 asthma, food allergies
Pic: My girls! They are getting so big!
Did the eye drops help?
Check with your
doctor first!