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Aug 08, 2008
rissaroo
Picture: This is what happens when you raise a kid on health food and they get ahold of a Coke! Bad mom, that soda is NOT on the reflux diet.
UPDATE: Isaiah is now 12 and off meds! He is doing great, eating again and hopefully will be catching up in the growing department. I am still in the "hoping it sticks" phase, but we're so happy that he's better!
Update on Isaiah
Thanks, guys...the prayers worked! His pain is gone now and he's up and around, playing like normal. I was seriously going to take him in to the hospital if it had continued to be that bad, he was just writhing in pain and couldn't even stand up straight. It's miserable when you get a 'gluten attack'....your guts are basically attacking themselves, and it can be really awful. That combined with the dairy makes for one miserable kid! I am going to call the store where I bought the candy...they self-label their store brand foods and did NOT specify wheat on the allergen warning label, and it was very hard to find it in the ingredients. I'm guessing that they didn't realize they now legally have to put "Wheat flour" instead of just "flour" in the ingredient list, and/or specify wheat in the allergen listing at the bottom of the list! I guess it was a good wake-up call, every now and then I question whether I need to be as anal about what he eats as I am....and now I know that the answer is a resounding YES!
Aug 08, 2008
molson1525
Mary & Nicholas 7-17-03 (non-refluxer)allergies, asthma on Singulair and Flovent & Aidan 1-28-07(my refluxer)Nissen Fundoplication on June 20, 2008, FTT, MSPI, DGE, ear tubes, allergies and severe GERD now currently taking just Prevacid and drinking Elecare Vanilla 1+.
Glad to hear he is feeling better. I hope you have a pain-free weekend.
Aug 08, 2008
amber f
Oh what a relief. I'm glad he feels better. That can be so scarey to know that there could be stuff hidden in foods. I'm so thankful (knock on wood) that we don't have to worry about that.
Aug 08, 2008
katiesmommy
Tracey, mom to Katie diagnosed with GERD at 3 week.
Oh, I am so glad!
Aug 08, 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
Oh Erika, I must have missed you post. Sorry that happened. It is awful for him. I am so glad he is doing better now. I never realized how frustrating the whole food/allergy issue can be until dealing w/ it ourselves. Now, I feel like I want to shout from the roof tops about how important labels are. Do you know if fritos are gluten free? We just added corn and I got them as a salty treat for myself. I'm sure they will be fine even if their not b/c so little would get through the breastmilk, but I still like to be careful. I love your profile pic too. I thought it was so funny when I saw it on your blog. Glad again that you guys are feeling better. How's Sarah?
Aug 09, 2008
rissaroo
Picture: This is what happens when you raise a kid on health food and they get ahold of a Coke! Bad mom, that soda is NOT on the reflux diet.
UPDATE: Isaiah is now 12 and off meds! He is doing great, eating again and hopefully will be catching up in the growing department. I am still in the "hoping it sticks" phase, but we're so happy that he's better!
Molly Beth...thanks for asking, Sarah is back to 100%! I couldn't believe how fast she got over that. Isaiah is fine this evening, too...I'm really happy that it passed so quickly! No unusual foods for him for awhile, and he's happy to oblige after this morning. Yes, Fritos are gluten free! Just the plain ones though...don't try the chili cheese kind (boo hoo, they used to be my favorite!). Good for you for sticking so carefully to your diet, it's so good to hear that Cooper is doing better, it takes a dedicated mommy to forgo all those foods but what a difference it makes! (((hugs)))
Aug 09, 2008
maggiemom
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!
I'd def. let them know. It prob is just a mistake on their part. They need to know!
Check with your
doctor first!