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Jul 21, 2008
beth anderson
PAGER Director and original GERD Nerd
Mother of Chris (1988) and Katie (1990)
Author of The Reflux Book
Member of PAGER since 1992
Donor since 1992
PAGER is mentioned in Wall Street Journal
The article is due out tomorrow morning July 22. It was just posted on their web site a few minutes ago. Great Job PAGER Volunteers!!! You folks really gave the reporter some wonderful quotes!!!

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Jul 21, 2008
amber f

Here it is!!! Melissa (maggie mom and Erica (Rissaroo) are quoted! I really hope it brings some awareness!!!!

Jul 21, 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!
Oh my, that's not the part of my talk that I thought she'd quote, but leave it to me to notice she misspelled "zantax", lol. I thought she pronounced it wrong while we were on the phone, but I sure didn't want to correct her :)
Jul 21, 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.
WOW...I just read it. I am so glad they have this article. Way to go Melissa and Erica.
Jul 22, 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
So cool. I will have to pick one up today!
Jul 22, 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!
That is an excellent article! I would love to force most of my family to sit and read it since so many of them don't really take GERD seriously! Nice job Melissa and Erica :) Thanks for letting us know it was out there Beth, not really a Wall Street Journal reader here, lol!
Check with your
doctor first!