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Jul 06, 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!
What illness causes this?
Thought you guys could use a laugh at my expense. So the other day after swim lessons I was getting Melina cleaned up. Of course, she had to go potty and didn't flush (eeewwww... that is a whole different story).

Well, I went to flush the toilet for her and noticed her poo was GREEN. A very weird green. I was thinking to myself, what on earth could do that. Then I started thinking about her complaining her throat hurt and her back hurt... So I really started to worry, thinking I had ignored something important.

About the time I started to get that feeling in the pit of my stomach I remembered..... BLUE COCONUT SLUSH from Sonic. Ok, so I freaked for nothing. LOL!!! FYI, rainbow sherbet also does some interesting things.

I would have felt pretty dumb if I had called the pedi about it. Though you guys would understand and get a good laugh. I think that people who haven't had sick kids don't freak out as much. ;)
Jul 06, 2008
daniejo
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.
LOL...I will warn everyone that fruit snacks do the same, lol. It happened to Nate...I was freaking out too...his poo was greenish blue!! I wish we had Sonic...sounds so good!
Jul 06, 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.... :(
When I was growing up, this little boy next door used to have rainbow poops depending on what artifical food dyes he had ingested. They were REALLY red, blue, green, etc. (I remember this vividly fo rsome reason, probably because this was as fascinating as it was gross to a kid!). Had she had the slushie before?
Jul 06, 2008
emibug
Kathryn, Pager Volunteer and mommy to Emily Mia 02/04/07. 3 years old with GERD. 30mg Prevacid and Pepcid AC. Mylanta needed for flares. Failed prilosec med switch. Tried and failed many med weans but GERD and pain are well controlled. Functional constipation. Reoccurring SBBO. Suspected IBD or autoimmune disease. Resolved issues: MSPI, CSID (acquired), Stage 2 kidney reflux, Chronic diarrhea.
Audrey Meadow 06/20/08. born 34/35 weeks. Still b/f and eats everything! ftt and chronic constipation.
hilarious!!
Jul 06, 2008
ceramom
Sarah
mom to Mila 2-20-2007
and Robby 4-22-2004
Mila is on Peptamen JR 30 cal by NG tube. Open Heart Surgery 2/08/08. Captopril, Zantac, Losec, Lasix.
Purple gatorade makes robby's poo blue. And craisins look like blood clots. Not to be gross, but... well... you know!
Jul 06, 2008
mommy2628
I was going to say the purple gatorade also. Another one that does it is the sour apple slush from Sonic. I freaked when I changed Braddy's diaper after he had these. Sorry you felt guilty for a little while.
Jul 06, 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 was cracking up at myself after the fact. I usually don't let them have a lot of sugary/food colored stuff. The sherbet was when she was 2 so it took me a minute to connect the blue slush to the weird poo (considering that was 4 years ago with the sherbet). She has has the slush before but not the blue one and I usually don't make it a habit of looking at her poo since she is potty trained. (Isn't that the point of potty training...LOL). It just happened to be the slushy poo I got a good view of. Gross but true. Just a minor freak out before I connected the dots. Hehehehe.
Jul 06, 2008
lauren'smom
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 yes, I remember thinking I was dying after I had too much purple kool-aid as a kid...green poop!
Jul 06, 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!
Yuck! LOL That's funny! I love the pic!
Jul 07, 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
Kids poop is always interesting!
Check with your
doctor first!