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Jul 24, 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
Major reflux tonight, all my fault!
So I win the Mom of the year award! I forgot to give Cooper his prevacid today. I didn't get much sleep last night as he had a really bad night, so my mind wasn't the clearest, then I spent 2hrs in the dentist chair. Needless to say, I didn't have it all together. He fell asleep a little early, actually before I got him in pjs, but I put him in his crib and decided to take a quick shower. When I got out, I heard him screaming. I hurried to get him and then got him changed and ready for bed. He continued to cry. I went to nurse him and he was fighting arching screaming at the breast. That is when I realized I forgot the meds. I went and gave it to him, but it was too late. He screamed and arched for over an hour, so I tried some tylenol to calm him. That didn't help. I decided to offer his cup thinking the cold drink might help. It was coming up faster than he could get it down, I'm pretty sur he aspirated. he choked really bad. I just started to cry. I was so overwhelmed. I can't believe it was thins bad again. He is no where near weaning from meds now. I had planned on trying at 9mo, but I will probably be holding off til at least 12mo now. I can't believe missing one dose caused all this trouble. Pray we survive the night. I elevated the co-sleeper in our room and plan on sleeping in the chair with him if he wakes up in pain again. Oh, and I have to be up to drive an hour for a drs appt tomorrow morning at 9!
Jul 24, 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.... :(
Don't beat yourself up over it - we have all done it! I am sorry! Next time, maybe have Mylanta Cherry Supreme on hand so you can give him that in a pinch? Marci-kids will explain why and the dosage. Sucks about the dentist...UGH!
Jul 24, 2008
amber f
It could happen to anyone. I'm sorry he had a rough evening. I hope the night went better.
Jul 24, 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
I think we'd all have to share the Mom of the year award - I know I've forgotten Halley's meds and I'm pretty sure everyone else on this board has at some point as well. I agree with having Mylanta Supreme on hand next time - that really helps Halley when she's having a flare (or when sleep deprived parents have forgotten meds...). Hopefully today will go better.
Jul 24, 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.
Just as the pp's said, you are NOT alone. I would try the mylanta also, it helped us out whenI would forget. Hey, things happen. Don't stress the you know he really does need it a bit longer. You never know...
Jul 24, 2008
Josh 12 yrs colic as a baby
Jenna 6 yrs dream baby
Jessica (6/11/07) Silent reflux dx at 3 weeks
Went off meds successfully at 3 mos
Went back on Prevacid 8 mg TID 1/3/08
It's totally understandable and it's not your fault. I have forgotten doses too. Don't be too hard on yourself you're doing the best you can. Cristy
Jul 24, 2008
PAGER Volunteer Services Coordinator
Melina 7/24/02 now reflux free!!
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 have forgotten Ella's too and it's not pretty. We are all only human and we will all make mistakes. When the twins were little (aka, I was getting much less sleep) I even gave Ava Ella's meds on accident. Don't be too hard on yourself.

Just FYI, you are doing a SUPER job with Cooper. All the work required for the elimination diet, the numerous DR's appointments, medicines etc.... SERIOUSLY! You are doing a wonderful job and one mistake is just that... a mistake. Happens to all of us! ((HUGS))
Jul 24, 2008
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.
we've all done it. trust me. i hope he feels better really, really soon. mylanta did help coy when i gave it to him when he was off zantac. id keep it on hand if you can. ask your doc for dosing but since he's the same weight as coy id assume 1 tsp.
Jul 24, 2008
It is amazing that one dose could do that. Could explain why our little guy had a rough time falling asleep tonight. He spit out part of his second dose. We do use the Mylanta also, and it was after that that he finally passed out. You're human and have an awful lot going on. Don't beat yourself up.
Jul 25, 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.
We all have had our turn spacing out on the meds. It totally sucks when it happens BUT at least you know that you are properly treating Coopers reflux and that you are on the right track. I hope you all get some rest tonight..xoxo
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