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Jul 21, 2008
emmakins
Wendy
daughter Emma born 7/25/07
MIA for ALONG time! :)
I hate to say this 1) to jinx it and 2) because i do still lurk and think about you all and know many of you are struggling - but emma has been doing really well. her reflux has been controlled for the past 6 monthswith meds, she will be 1 year old on friday, she is tolerating all table food that i introduce. I am really floored at how this FTT baby has gotten so big! she is wearing 2T clothing - yikes!

i guess that is why to bring me back down to earth - God let her catch a virus last week, right before her big birthday bash on saturday. she was feelng better by the party but by saturday night i was sick. yuck. we slaughter a pig in her honor - it was really cool!

we've come a long way ladies, but we're not done yet! think teenage years are going to be worse than reflux???

Jul 21, 2008
emmakins
Wendy
daughter Emma born 7/25/07
trying to add pics - "the pig" http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh245/bristerkids/DSC00405.jpg
Jul 21, 2008
emmakins
Wendy
daughter Emma born 7/25/07
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Jul 21, 2008
emmakins
Wendy
daughter Emma born 7/25/07
emma's cake - she stuck her foot right in it - it was awesome! Photobucket
Jul 21, 2008
emmakins
Wendy
daughter Emma born 7/25/07
forget the presents - she'd rather play with her puppy! Photobucket
Jul 21, 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!
What a cutie!! 2T clothes -- dang! that's great news that she's doing so well. Lauren is also doing great on her meds and tolerating foods. Her birthday bash looks awesome, I love a pig roast :)
Jul 21, 2008
elysabethsmom
Sharon, Mom to Elyse, 17 mos (15 mos adjusted-preemie). Zantac/Elecare. History of: Respiratory Distress Syndrome with ventilation/CPAP/cannula, tpn, n/g tube, PDA, jaundice, apnea, bradycardia/tachycardia, severe anemia, blood transfusion, reflux, Sandifer's Syndrome, intestinal malrotation, hemangiomas, MSPI, feeding issues. ICU inpatient 53 days! 2 surgeries, 2 UGIs, barium enema, pH probe, endoscopy. Developmentally on target now! PIC: Yobaby Beard
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i have only seen a pig roast in Hawaii at a luau! great pics. 2T, wow she is big! So glad to hear she is doing so well, is med weaning and whole milk in sight?
Jul 21, 2008
emmakins
Wendy
daughter Emma born 7/25/07
we have 1year check with ped next monday - i fully expect to transition to whole milk. as for med weaning - pulmo wont even consider it until he sees her in sept. fine with me - she is still refluxing a good bit but not in pain and no spitup/vomit.
Jul 21, 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.
Long time is right, lol!! I think it was right after Christmas since we last heard from you. I am glad she is doing so good. She is so cute...love the cake! The pig looks so tasty.
Jul 21, 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!
So glad for good news. Love the pics too. Who on earth did your cake? It is adorable! Please don't tell me you made it yourself because I might not be able to like you anymore. ;) LOL.
Jul 21, 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.... :(
My husband is very jealous. He is obsessed with all things pork. Whenever we see a pig in real life - like a live one, hanging out, doing pig things - he says, "uuummmm...delicious" and starts talking about all of the intricate ways he would like to cook it. I even had to endure looking at his homemade cured Italian bacon hanging from my kitchen ceiling when I was pregnant!!

That is great news about Emma! She is a tall model! I am so happy for you! I'm glad she is doing well. As for the teenage years, if she is anything like I was to my parents, you are screwed!!
Jul 21, 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.
I'm glad to see that she is doing so well! Don't feel bad about posting good news. You bring light at the end of the tunnel. Pig Roast-GRoss. i hate seeing a dead animal right b4 i'm gonna eat it. I just attended a pig roast wedding and the meal was delicious but I had to hide while they were doing that to the poor pig. i should be a vegetarian. Anyways, that cake is sooo beautiful. Not as much as Emma!
Jul 22, 2008
nanibear
Does this ever go away?
hello
I am glad to here good news from someone. Your pictures brighten my day, I am so glad you guys had a great time. I hope my baby have the same outcome. God bless........hugs
Jul 22, 2008
emmakins
Wendy
daughter Emma born 7/25/07
i did not make the cake - who has time for that :) a lady who makes wedding cakes does it in our area.
Jul 22, 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
looks like so much fun! Good to hear from you.
Jul 22, 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
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I'm so glad that she has gotten so much better and that she is growing! Right on Emma!!!! NICE PIG!!! :)
Jul 22, 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.
I LOVE the pig shots! I can't imagine teenager drama being worse than reflux..There is such a crazy feeling of desperation having an infant who cannot communicate their feelings, who cries/screams/claws/arches/vomits/etc. Hormones are pretty wild though and teenagers do pretty scary things themselves! I am glad to hear your daughter is doing ell.
Jul 22, 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!
oh wow, the pig is lovely---gag....

She is getting big! Mags is still in 24months. Good for her and Happy birthday!

Jul 22, 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!
Sorry, I couldn't stop thinking abut the pig, lol. The cake is beautiful!
Check with your
doctor first!