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Aug 05, 2008
Worry Wart mom to
27 mo. reformed "happy spitter"
34.8lbs , 37in tall(oct)
Diagnosed A/R at 6 wks
Zantac until 1yr then Prevacid
Med free since February 08
peanut & egg allergies...still
Zoo Boo Trick-or-Treating (pic).
How do I know he is REALLY ok?
As our A/R babies get older, how do we know they are better? I mean, my son was a sleep disrupted baby when the A/R was bad. He vomited constantly but I knew the pain was under control if he was sleeping at night. Now he is 2 and off meds for a while now. He can put himself back to sleep if he wakes up. Would it take for the A/R to get so bad he cries with it for me to know? See, I just look for things to worry about!
Aug 05, 2008
Tracey, mom to Katie diagnosed with GERD at 3 week.
I don't know........sometimes I know that Katie's AR is bad and it takes a few days for her to start to cry because of it. I think they live with it for so long that it becomes a way of life. My hubby was diagnosed with food allergies as a teenager and didn't know that he felt bad until he stopped eating the foods he is allergic to; he just didn't have a point of reference. As for looking for things to worry about, I think I became president of that club while I was pregnant!! :)
Aug 05, 2008
amber f
I think he is getting to the age where he can start to let you know. He would probably complain that his throat hurts or his tummy if he was having acid reflux. He may still reflux but I think he'd let you know if it was hurting. I hope this helps you out. I too look for something to worry about. If everything is going well I have to look for something and worry.
Aug 05, 2008
mom to 4 kids with probable
Mitochondrial Disease
Dealing with Fundo, J tube feedings,Severe Dysmotility,Aspiration,Asthma,
Connective Tissue Disorder,
Visceral Hyperalgesia, and more
Many meds
I agree that he is definately old enough to let you know. My son is 2 and he says"tummy hurts, mouth hurts,throat hurts,chest hurts" He also claws at his chest and cries. It is very obvious. I think in most cases you would be able to tell by his actions if he was in pain. Try not to worry(((Hugs)))
Aug 05, 2008
Aurora born March 17, 2007
3 years, 8 months old
Weighs 25.8 lbs
8 lbs 11 oz at birth.
Recovered Chronic Projectile Vomiter
Prevacid Free since September 08
Egg allergy diagnosed Jan 26/09
Has a Pectus Excavatum
Has an Epipen
It's really a tough question, because kiddos with AR tend to have a high pain tolerance. But I agree, he should be able to tell you if he's in pain. Having a vomiter is so traumatic, I don't blame you for wanting to know for sure that he is A-OK. I'd watch for signs of reflux during the day, like, re-swallowing, hiccups, etc. It's hard to judge at night because at this age, there are so many things that can cause wakings. I'm sure I will be in the same boat soon....It's so hard not to worry. HUGS.
Check with your
doctor first!