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Aug 12, 2008
lauren'smom
Jennifer - 1st time mom. Lauren (6/1/07) diagnosed 9/07 with GER at 3 1/2 months. Prevacid 7.5 mg in the am. Currently drinking whole milk and eating great!!
No longer aspirating! Yippee!
Picture: Why would Lauren play with the hundreds of dollars worth of toys scattered in my living room?!?! When she could play in a box! Estimated move date: Oct. 3rd!
Good Morning America this morning- Prevacid, Nexium, Prilosec
Did anyone see this on GMA this morning? They just released a new study that the PPI's can cause brittle bones after prolonged use of 7 years or more. I missed the very beginning so I don't know which institution released the study.I know this doesn't effect our babies necessarily, but it did make me wonder...

What I actually like better than that news was the fact that the doctor they were interviewing went into (with diagrams) how bad reflux truly is for some people. I hope it raises awareness and let's people know how vital these medications are for those who really need them. The doctor even said at one point in the interview that people with SEVERE reflux should take the PPI's rather than suffer with reflux and all that can come with it.

I wanted to post about this earlier, but have been so busy trying to get ready to go back to work AND we have had 5 showings on the house in the last 6 days.

Aug 12, 2008
katiesmommy
Tracey, mom to Katie diagnosed with GERD at 3 week.

Whoo Hoo on the showings!

I read that PPI's stop calcium absorption so brittle bones make sense. And yes, that is far better than years of reflux. If my FIL (not step) were around you could ask him. Years of reflux left him with esophogial cancer and he only lasted 6 mos. after the dx.

Aug 12, 2008
lauren'smom
Jennifer - 1st time mom. Lauren (6/1/07) diagnosed 9/07 with GER at 3 1/2 months. Prevacid 7.5 mg in the am. Currently drinking whole milk and eating great!!
No longer aspirating! Yippee!
Picture: Why would Lauren play with the hundreds of dollars worth of toys scattered in my living room?!?! When she could play in a box! Estimated move date: Oct. 3rd!
yes, that what they said, calcium absorption problems AND that years of untreated reflux can lead to respiratory problems and even cancer!

Thanks for the Whoo Hoo :) I feel the same way, except for the constant cleaning around here...

Aug 12, 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.... :(
Thanks for sharing this, Jennifer. I just read it and then called my mom to tell her. She is on Nexium and already has osteoporosis! We appreciate you sharing your wide girth of knowledge! :)
Aug 12, 2008
maiam
maia m - GERD. Nissen Fundoplication w/hiatal hernia repair.
Mom to
Son (10) GERD(aspiration pneumonias, apnea, tracheomalacia), Food allergy, Asthma
Daughter (6) GERD, Heart Murmur, Food Allergy, Asthma, Mold allergy
It is never an easy decision, but the issues my kids and I have from GERD are far more "real" and right now than the possibility of brittle bones in the future. We'll be extra careful to get calcium, Vit D etc and to do weight bearing exercise! My dad had Barrett's esophagus, and I have esophagitis, hiatal hernia, and severe GERD. I'm getting my fundo this week.... both of my kids are on *high* doses of Nexium. Just can't be avoided right now.
Aug 13, 2008
amber f
It was on channel 9 local news this am also. But they pretty much said if you have ar and need meds that you should look into a cal. supplement. It was a short clip. Scarey thought but so is the damage of untreated reflux. Damned if you do damned if you don't. It is good to see it being discussed in the news. I wish I'd see more about infant reflux in the news.
Check with your
doctor first!