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Jul 07, 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+.
Aidan Update & I'll miss you guys!
We took Aidan to the Urgent care today and it was definitely thrush. So we are on the nasty liquid Nystatin for a week. The pharmacist said he is supposed to leave it in his mouth and swoosh it around. Um Yeah I'll make sure my 17 month old swooshes for a few minutes before swallowing. LOL! I also just wanted to say I will miss you guys over the next month as we are going on a much needed vacation to Minnesota for the next 4 weeks. We leave on Tuesday but I have a crazy hectic day tomorrow. I can't wait I have so many built in baby sitters that I intend to utilize. We are heading to our lake home for a week and then we are celebrating Nick's 5th birthday with his Grandparents. I can't believe he is turning 5 already. Anyways, even though all my family and even my lake home has Internet I am going to try and take a break for a month and just try to live in the moment and pretend that my boys are the most normal healthy boys out there. I really need to take a break for my own mental health. I hope everyone has a good month and I will check in when I get back or sooner if I go into withdrawl.
Jul 07, 2008
Lorenzo b.4/25/07 1 week in NICU w/ aspirate pneumonia from a reflux episode; diagnosed GERD at 9weeks; Used Zantac for 5months. Currently using Chinese Medicine and Craniosacral Therapy. GERD, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sensory Processing Disorder. Ask me about breastfeeding a refluxer! Pic: day 5 in the NICU.
I hope the thrush clears soon, and especially that you all have a fabulous and relaxing vacation!
Jul 07, 2008
have a great time! We are hoping the thrush goes away soon!
Jul 07, 2008
amber f
Just a tip on the Thrush~ I put the dose in a med cup and dipped a qtip in it and spread it all around the los mouth. Then I dumped the rest in his mouth. This help to make sure it got all around. Have a great trip. Where in MN are you going? The weather is getting so hot~ a great time to go to the lake!
Jul 07, 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!
Good luck with the swooshing! LOL! Don't you love the directions we get sometimes? Amber's idea sounded good.

Have a great trip to MN, it must be such a nice change from California! Relax!!!!

Jul 07, 2008
Mathias Johann - 12/14/05 - GERD, Hypotonia, Sensory Processing Disorder, Dyspraxia; Stopped silently aspirating at 20 months :)
First partial seizure on 7/2; First Endoscopy on 7/16; results: bile reflux gastritis.
New Meds: Zegerid & Carafate
Allergic to dairy
I hope Aidan is feeling better soon. Have a wonderful trip! I love northern MN. My grandparents lived up there for my entire childhood. Libby
Jul 07, 2008
Donnessa, mom to Halley born 3/10/07
Reflux (mostly) resolved at 14 months
and Addison born 8/17/09. Currently exclusively bf and on 7.5mg Prevacid
Darn - thrush is so hard to get rid of. When Halley had it, we soaked a corner of a washcloth in it and wiped inside her mouth and her tongue with it, then gave her the rest with a syringe. The q-tip is a good idea as well. Hope you have a wonderful vacation!
Jul 07, 2008
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.
have a great vacation!

nystatin can be hard to use. If the thrush doesn't clear up pretty soon, you can ask for diflucan, which is an oral, not topical med...

Feel better kiddo!

Jul 07, 2008
My son had thrush when he was 8 months old and the nyastatin did not work. Because I was nursing my doctor put me on diflucan which he got through the breastmilk and it cleared up much more quickly. We had been dealing with it for two months and the diflucan cleared it up in 10 days. Good luck!
Jul 07, 2008
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.
oh i am soo glad you get to get away i bet it will make you feel like a brand new woman! you sooo needed this too have a great time! oh and nystain also did not work for emily she had thrush for over 3 months. diflucan cleared it up within 2 days. enjoy your healthy normal boys!!! :)
Jul 07, 2008
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
Yuck on the thrush, that is no fun at all. Hopefully it won't last long. Have a wonderful trip!
Jul 07, 2008
baby quinn's mommy
Mom to a 3 year old baby girl with severe reflux: g-tube, nissen fundoplication. dx: RAD, failure to thrive, DGE, epilepsy, sleep apnea, paraesohphogeal hernia, high lactic acid there's more "unknown disease"... Hospitalized 12 times, PT graduate! ST graduate! OT graduate! Current Meds: singulair, zopeonex, pulmicort, reglan, Keppra, Trileptal, vitamin B6, Veramyst. Current weight: 34 lb. Current height: 39". g-tube dependent, oxygen 1-2LpM all day and night PIC: Ms. Quinn
I hope that nasty nistatin works for him. Have fun on your vacation!!! I need one. I think I'ma take Q to SeaWorld, the Zoo and Leggo Land at the end of the month with the family. :) We will spend three days away. well, Have fun and Get Better, Aidan! -Sarah
Jul 07, 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.
Thrush...YUCK!! I will so miss you. I hope you have a wonderful time. Enjoy your time away...maybe you can just pop in once to let us know how you all are doing...tacke care Mary :)
Check with your
doctor first!