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Jul 07, 2008
seamus' mama
Seamus was born 7/6/07, one month early with Silent Reflux. Zantac since 3 weeks old, currently taking herbs and probiotics.
Seamus turned 1 & to my horror he ate soy & dairy
Pretty ironic that I made Seamus an egg/dairy/soy free birthday cake yesterday..After he attacked it my husband said he would look after Seamus while I went indoors. During the course of 5 minutes, an adult offered him a big lick of their ice cream cone, which he accepted when I wasn't watching! OMG! I have avoided dairy in my diet and his diet for 6 months now. And I personally wanted to give him his first taste of real ie cream and take a picture of him...The last time I ate dairy was about a month ago and he was fussy for three days after that..Last night he woke up screaming about every 45 minutes..No rash/reflux..What do you think? Mild intolerance?He also sucked on an ear of corn which had been smothered in soy ridden miso paste..His papa gave him the ear of corn..It is annoying how much I try to avoid these things getting into my system as well as his, then he is directly fed them...I wanted to wait until after we go on vacation to reintroduce dairy soy or egg.And I want to introduce them one at a time with alot of space inbetween. .Last time I ate egg and soy he had reflux for several weeks. I am so frustrated with my husband for totally spacing out on the food items.He thinks I am taking it way too seriously and he takes it personally when I point out anything he does wrong.. So whats up, so certain foods just cause mild stomach upset and reflux, yet they show no signs of allergic response? I should probably calm down. Thanks for the vent. We did have a really nice party wit heaps of good food and music..My dh is a banjo player so many musicians came with drums, fiddle, guitar, dobro, bass..We live on the foggy coast but we were blessed with sum so the little ones romped about naked. It felt great to celebrate one year. I should be happy about that and keep thinking positive thoughts..Hope everyone had a good 4th weekend!
Jul 07, 2008
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!
It's understandable that you'd be irritated! All that work and effort and doing without you go through only to have someone else throw it at him, ugh. Maybe it's a good sign though. Maybe his reaction is getting better!

I love bluegrass music! I wish I knew players. They'd be at all my parties!

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
UGH! How do people "forget" stuff like that. *sigh* Hopefully he will be back to normal really quickly.
Jul 07, 2008
amber f
I'm sorry. but it sounds like he had one heck of a party. Hopefully that is a good sign that he is out growing some of his reactions to foods. I read somewhere there is like a 80% chance that a child will out grow their allergies. It was really high I can't remember the percent off hand. But that could be what is happening!
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
Oh my, how frustrating. This is one of my biggest fears. I so feel your pain, but others don't get it. Being on the elimination diet is so hard, so it is understandable that you'd be ticked when someone else goes and screws things up. Glad everything else was good!
Jul 07, 2008
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.... :(
That sounds so fun! The banjo - how cool! Glad the birthday party was a blast! But that is horrible about the milk and must be so pissed - and rightfully so. Everyone who EVER spends any time around Bassy is instructed to give him absolutely nothing...I am so anal about it, so no one dares cross me (except I do worry about my MIL. She is a real know-it-all who challenges me all the time). I don't even offer up bottles, and I don't care.

Honestly, he was probably waking up every 45 minutes because that is when babies naturally enter their light stage of sleep at the end of a cycle. If he wasn't refluxing, it probably wasn't due to the foods. Sebastian's reflux is incredibly out of control, and he is miserable around the clock, although it is much worse ta night (I suppose because he is lying down and because his digestion is so slllowww at night anyway). If you aren't noticing a problem during the day, too (we certainly do with all foods Sebastian is intolerant of or allergic to), he might just be fine! The vast majority of MSPI kids outgrow it by 12 let's hope Seamus is one of the lucky ones!!
Jul 08, 2008
Like Donnessa said "How do people forget?" They don't forget they bluntly just don't care. So many times I blew for my in-laws feeding Bradden things. I have him back on the restricted diet and they still offer him all the foods they know he can't have. Right now he isn't eating well so what he does eat I want to be the right things so he isn't in pain. I thought Braddy had outgrew his at a year but I was wrong. We have not had him tested so right now I only think he is intolerant to certain things. He was dx as MSPI though. Per GI instructions I am suppose to check in every 2 mths for the decision to try to wean over. Our next attempt is the last of this month. Hopefully you are one of the 12 mo. Praying you have success with weaning.
Check with your
doctor first!