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Aug 01, 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
Cooper's poop, bloody mucous
So, Cooper has had a strange poop day. He had one earlier that was lots of little pebbles. Then he strained and had a more normal poop later. Then I didn't realize and he went again, it was a little soft, then as I was getting him down for the night, he really strained to poop. When I changed it, it had a large glob of mucous in it, and some of it was yellowish. Then lots of it looked bloody, red. It smelled bloody too, kind of like metal. Not sure what this could be about. He acts fine. The only thing different in his diet is he has been having a little bit of carrots. He's had them before, but it didn't go wonderful. He had about half a sz1 yesterday and a forth today. He also has had the thrush and been on nystatin. Any ideas on what this could be about? If he does it again, I will take him and the diaper to sick time in the morning. Sorry it was so TMI.
Aug 02, 2008
katiesmommy
Tracey, mom to Katie diagnosed with GERD at 3 week.
Hey, I didn't know that Katie's poop was supposed to be green until I got here so discussing poop is always helpful! Katie gets pellet poop when she is on solids or it is a soft clay mass. She would always strain when going; really bearing down. We took her off of solids two weeks ago and it's back to icky non-breastfed diapers that smell horrible. I would like to say that the color change is the carrots but since you smell metal I wouldn't bet on it. Let us know how he is!
Aug 02, 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.
I hope he is ok. I hope to read an update later!!
Aug 02, 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.... :(
Did you save the diaper? If so, go look at it. If what looked to be blood dried black, it may be blood. If it is still a reddish or orange color,it is the food. That is how we determined that Sebastian had the Omnicef red poop and not blood in his diaper...as for the mucus, though, that's another story. Whenever Sebastian has mucus in his poop, it is snarled throughout the diaper...in the poop, around the poop, etc. Let us know!
Aug 02, 2008
emibug
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.
i wish i could help you but we too deal with mystery mucus. my guess for the blood is since you notice he was visibly straining maybe the blood was from a small tear rather then something major. it is my understanding that nystatin is a rather benign med with less common side effects of diarehea vomiting and stomach pain. but may have interactions with certain meds or foods. i would definitely report this diaper to the dr and keep you eye out for other diapers.
Aug 02, 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.
huh. well, carrots can be constipating. pellets are pretty much always a signal of constipation.when i feed coyle carrots (we give him mashed) the pieces come out in his poop and his poop is always firmer and dark orangey colored sometimes. the mucus is baffling tho. maybe something to do with the thrush and not the carrots. if he likes the carrots just give him some prunes or other fruit like that to balance it out?
Aug 02, 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
Thanks guys, I'm really not sure what it was about. Pretty sure it was from the constipation and maybe he is having some drainage. His diapers had mucous in them all the time before the diet, but never do anymore. It threw me for a loop. But he seems great today. Who knows!
Check with your
doctor first!