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Aug 07, 2008
carmarhal
Adoptive mommy of Micah 2/26/06, Caleb, 3/03/07 (26 wk preemie, BPD, Subglottic stenosis, GERD, dysplagia, FTT, DD, texture aversion, ST, Feeding Clinic, PT, OT, Prevacid 30 mg/day, Pediasure & ground table foods), Ethan 2/6/08 (28 wk preemie, BPD, dysplagia, GERD, Prevacid 15 mg/day, Enfacare 22 cal., ST for feeding)
Vomiting at mealtime?
Just when I thought we were getting more calories in him, Caleb decided to start throwing up. He has thrown up near the end of his last 3 meals, but will drink bottles with no problem. He's not gagging on the texture like he used to. It almost seems like he's making himself throw up. He sticks his tongue out and makes a gagging sound and then out it flows! The rest of the day he is perfectly happy and playing, no fever, no problems. The food I've given him in the last 3 meals has been pureed, sometimes with very small chunks. He had refried beans with sour cream and cheddar, some mashed avocado, some mashed greeen beans, and milk for dinner last night, all of which he threw up. For breakfast: 1/4 c Gerber oatmeal cereal made with 5 Tb half & half, 3 Tb pureed Gerber fruit, 1 Tb wheat germ and juice to drink. Lunch: Gerber 3rd Stage Beef & Veggie dinner with Velveeta and milk to drink. He's eaten things with much more texture than that! I wonder if I should call his ped, his nutritionist, or someone else? Or just wait it out?
Aug 07, 2008
ceramom
Sarah
mom to Mila 2-20-2007
and Robby 4-22-2004
Mila is on Peptamen JR 30 cal by NG tube. Open Heart Surgery 2/08/08. Captopril, Zantac, Losec, Lasix.
Can you cut down on the amount? Or break up the meals into two parts ( part one, drink, wait 1/2 hour, eat more? )
Aug 07, 2008
carmarhal
Adoptive mommy of Micah 2/26/06, Caleb, 3/03/07 (26 wk preemie, BPD, Subglottic stenosis, GERD, dysplagia, FTT, DD, texture aversion, ST, Feeding Clinic, PT, OT, Prevacid 30 mg/day, Pediasure & ground table foods), Ethan 2/6/08 (28 wk preemie, BPD, dysplagia, GERD, Prevacid 15 mg/day, Enfacare 22 cal., ST for feeding)
Well, I just gave him a bottle, and he threw up afterward. He must just be getting sick again. Everything he's been eating and drinking is things he's been eating and drinking for the past couple of weeks now, if not longer. His "bottles" are actually high-calorie drinks made from recipes the feeding clinic nutritionist gave us. I sure hope we don't end up in the hospital again. It could be something as simple as a cold, but once it aggravates the reflux he can't keep anything down. Joy! He's made it almost 3 months without being hospitalized. Hope for the best for us, please!
Check with your
doctor first!