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Aug 19, 2008
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!
OK, I may never sleep again (OT)
Ew ew ew ew ew.....(shiver shiver) Well, the spider webs around my house...little nets with funnels in the middle....are NOT brown recluse webs. Brown recluse spiders don't live here. Rather....drumroll....they may be HOBO spiders. YIPES! My MIL had a bite about a month ago that took up about a 3 inch wide patch of arm and was raw and open (about the size of a quarter) in the middle. Probably Hobo. It didn't come from our house, her house had all sorts of spiders in it but they only live a few miles from us. And our house is *surrounded* by the same webs they had! I can't even begin to tell you guys how much I hate spiders. Any spiders. They give me the creeps sooooo bad and I just freak out at the thought of we're surrounded by spiders that might actually be *dangerous*! Hoboy, I'm on the phone to the exterminators sooooo fast.....EW!!!!!!! I have always avoided using poisons anywhere near our home, I don't even use regular lawn products because I hate the idea of being surrounded by chemicals. BUT when it comes to spiders...NUKE THE DEVILS! I'll move in to a hotel for a week, I don't care. EW!
Aug 19, 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
omg, omg, omg.....that is the #1 reason I love the east coast of Canada!!! NO poisonous creepy crawlies, (that I know of....if there are, please don't inform me :)). I am a TOTAL ARACHNOPHOBIC......I could barely read your post.....I got goosebumps....NUKE EM MAMA!!!!!
Aug 19, 2008
Liz, mom to Donnie 12/2005
Surgery for Pyloric Stenosis at 5 weeks old
GERD since 4 weeks old
Colic until 13 weeks old
Delayed Gastric Emptying
Surgery for Tubes and Adenoidectomy at 14 months old
Anemic since 9 month check
Febrile Seizures
Speech Therapy
MEDS: Zyrtec, Nasonex, Xopenex,
Vitamins with iron, and back on Prevacid as of 12/2008
I hate spiders too and where we live we have both brown recluse and black widows!!!! We don't have a problem with spiders in our house thank goodness but we just came back from vacation and found that ants had moved in. We are also having an exterminator come out asap. Good luck, I hope you are able to get rid of all the spiders!!! -Liz
Aug 19, 2008
Donnessa, mom to Halley born 3/10/07
Reflux (mostly) resolved at 14 months
and Addison born 8/17/09. Currently exclusively bf and on 7.5mg Prevacid
Icky! We live across the street from a big pasture, so we always have some sort of creature crawling around. I think they all just laughed when the exterminator came a few weeks ago - they're here as strong as ever. Yuck. We found two dead water moccasins by our mailbox last year - I thought my dh was going to have a coronary.
Aug 19, 2008
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!
Yuck! No chems here either, but I throw them on fire ants all the time! :)

Yikes is right!

Aug 19, 2008
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.
I'm freaking OUT!! And, I live hundreds of miles from you. I HATE spiders so much!!! I feel so bad for you!
Aug 19, 2008
Our 1 year old daughter has silent reflux, hypotonia as well as benign external hydrocephalus. We are currently weaning onto whole milk (we'll see if it works) and she is also on Prevacid 15mg per day.
and you said it's great to live out there?!? :P Hmmmm...I think I'll stay in GA. I hope the exterminators can "nuke" them soon!
Aug 19, 2008
This is our dd, Alessandra. Dx with GER 10/07. Ran the gamut with meds and now done with them (crossed fingers). Using magnesium, probiotics and prebiotic supplements. With the exception of teething and general sassy attitude, all is well now. They really CAN grow out of it!
My theory is that if it's in my house, and it has more legs than my dog, then it must die. By fair means or foul....
Aug 19, 2008
amber f
We had some crazy dragon flies flying all around our house. They are harmless though. We were the only house on the block that had them. The just circled our sandbox. I have never seen anything like that .
Aug 20, 2008
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
Yuck! We had our house sprayed yesterday and now I'm finding dead spiders all over the place. It is so gross. I'm worried Cooper is going to get a hold of one!
Check with your
doctor first!