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Aug 09, 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
What the Chiro has done for Cooper
Ok, it is about time I posted this. Sorry to those of you who asked for it long ago that it took so long.Those of you who have been around awhile know how things have been for us, but for those of you who don't, I'll give a little background. When Cooper was 4 mo old, I realized he wasn't doing what he should. His neck was very weak, he could not support any weight in his arms and very little in his legs. I thought he had cerebral palsy and the pedi said there were several red flags and we would need to watch him close. He rolled over at about 5mo, but still the neck was weak. I thought he would crawl before sitting. At almost six mo, he couldn't really even sit in the bumbo. We started seeing the chiropractor right around six months. At the first visit, he noticed how weak his upper body was. After his first adjustment, we saw improved neck strength. After his 3 visit, Cooper sat up unassisted. I was floored. He was no where near this just one week earlier. Now, after 10 adjustments, he can sit, crawl, pull to sit, pull up, walk with a walker. He is also sleeping better having less snoring and his stridor has improved. His reflux is much more controlled and he has gained about 4lbs. I also started my diet about a month prior. I believe that Cooper's improvements are a direct result of both of these things. He is a chiro success story. I was a major skeptic, but my thought was, "what can it hurt". I never knew how life changing it could be. We are now starting a homeopathic drops, with hopes that he can be off the prevacid by a year. I am not trying to push my beliefs on anyone. Only trying to share what really has helped us. I look back at my baby boy only a few short months ago and am astounded by the strides he has made. I hope that even one other gerdling could be helped by chiropractics. Ok, I'm climbing off my soapbox now! LOL!
Aug 09, 2008
kubicki5
I am totally into the homeopathic chiropractic docs. I just started seeing one for my 9 year old ADHD. I am amazed at the progress we are making. It takes like 3-4 months to get into this guy. I never thought about taking Katie for her reflux. Thanks for the tip - I will be making her appointment. It is pretty cool. When you get fed up with modern medicine (which I am still a major believer and all that) it is nice to get another perspective on things. Glad things are improving for you. That is such great news.
Aug 09, 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.
I wanted to add taht it was a CHIRO who told me that Mila was very weak on one side ( she couldn't lift or support her head when placed on her left side) and realized that her muscles on the opposite side were so tight she couldn't move. After a few massaging adjustments ( babies should not be cracked EVER ), Mila's overall tone was much better.
Aug 09, 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.
Thanks for this. I'm making an appointment within the next couple of weeks. I'm really hopeful!
Aug 09, 2008
katiesmommy
Tracey, mom to Katie diagnosed with GERD at 3 week.
Thanks for posting this!! I will definitely be asking about this!!!
Check with your
doctor first!