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Jul 05, 2008
Mary & Nicholas 7-17-03 (non-refluxer)allergies, asthma on Singulair and Flovent & Aidan 1-28-07(my refluxer)Nissen Fundoplication on June 20, 2008, FTT, MSPI, DGE, ear tubes, allergies and severe GERD now currently taking just Prevacid and drinking Elecare Vanilla 1+.
Thrush or Hand Foot Mouth & vent
Will I ever go a week without needing to go to the doctor with one of my children? UGHHH!!!! Anyways, Aidan has these white spots on his lips and tongue and at first I thought he had chapped lips until I opened his mouth to find them on his tongue. We have had HFM before and when he had it he had a fever and really stopped eating completely and if I remember right the spots were red. These spots do kind of look like they could be a blister though but since they are white I was thinking thrush. Both my kids have had both of these before and you would think I could tell what it is by now. I would like to treat with Nystatin if it is thrush so I might have to call the doctor. Any ideas? On a seperate vent I am having a hard time today with the jealousy bug. My best friend just had her first child two weeks ago and it is just so hard to hear how happy and healthy it is. It already sleeps long 6 hour stretches at night and nurses like a champ. They take long naps together etc. etc. Just the perfect happy baby that barely makes a peep. I totally want all that for her and am happy for her but part of me says why does everyone else have these happy experiences with their babies and I am stuck with the screaming children who never sleep. I need to get over it and love my boys for all that they are right now and appreciate all that they have given me but its just hard. KWIM? Thanks for listening as always.
Jul 05, 2008
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:
I odn't think a day goes by when I watch other childrne Jedd's age eating that I don't feel jealouse. They don't realize what a GOOD thing they have. Just for the fact that their child EATS!!!!!

With HFM there should be spots or blisters on the feet and hands as well. That way you can tell the differece. Jedd was awful when he got HFM....It was just horrid. They didn't give anything for it becuase HFM is a virus. You just have to hope it passes fast.
Jul 05, 2008
Jennifer - 1st time mom. Lauren (6/1/07) diagnosed 9/07 with GER at 3 1/2 months. Prevacid 7.5 mg in the am. Currently drinking whole milk and eating great!!
No longer aspirating! Yippee!
Picture: Why would Lauren play with the hundreds of dollars worth of toys scattered in my living room?!?! When she could play in a box! Estimated move date: Oct. 3rd!
OH I completely understand about the good friend had her baby a month ago and he is just perfect. She can do whatever she wants with him, she leaves him with anyone who will watch him, he bf really easily, and is sleeping great. I feel just like you, why is my child NEVER easy? I wouldn't wish ill will on anyone, but it is difficult to see someone have such and easy child when I have never had that. It makes it worse that my friend is total fly by the seat of her pants kind of girl who has no schedule and no order to her life and I am compete opposite. I too need to get over it, but you're right it's very hard.
Jul 05, 2008
Mom (Danie) to Adam (9-4-03) & Nate (3-7-07) Nate was diagnosed with silent AR at 2 months old. He was on neocate, prevacid 30mg per day and couldn't start solids till he was almost 8 months old. He started cow's milk at 14 months and is currently off all meds!! So far so good :) PIC: Disney trip 2008. Nate didn't know Piglet was there, he didn't like the characters too much.
Mary, I wonder the same thing about "shouldn't I be able to dx what this is by now?", LOL!! When Nate had HFM, he only had the blisters on the back of his throat...not on his hands or feet. As Jessica said, they didn't treat it with any meds. It was awful...he wouldn't eat anyhing. Who could be something totally different...did you say no fever or loss of appetite so far?

I get jealous a lot too. Most of my friends (even family) STILL think that AR is not ANYTHING to worry/stress about. My good friend has a 2 month old and she told me "oh, he spits up from time to time but I would never put him on meds like you did" I was so ticked. Her baby also sleeps over 10 hours at night already too!!! I still wake up with Nate every other night. I am very thankful that I have my 2 boys but I do get sad looking back on the last year...I just couldn't wait for him to get older :(

Jul 06, 2008
Tracey, mom to Katie diagnosed with GERD at 3 week.
Katie is the first baby that I have ever really spent any time with so it took a long time before I realized that she was not really "normal" as far as behavior and eating. We would see babies younger than her in the store who were happily cooing in their car seats while I had to dash about the store before my child really started screaming and I just thought those were really good babies. One day it occurred to me that every baby but my own was a good baby. Then I too became jealous! Jennifer, one of the mommies in my mommy group made a similar comment about meds that she would never consider putting him on meds even though the dr. wanted to. I had two thoughts: 1) must be nice to not have a child who is in constant pain 2) It isn't like we are giving her medicine to make her hair grow! I also love reading sites by doctors who don't believe in giving meds. to treat GERD as most babies grow out of the meantime the dr. must believe not eating, sleeping and constant pain build character in a 2 month old!
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