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Aug 20, 2008
mom2halleyann
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
Sorry, another ENT question
Thanks so much for the responses to my other post - you guys are awesome. Another question - did you use a pedi ENT or an adult ENT? The one we saw today was an adult ENT. I'm wondering if we decide to remove the adenoids if we would be better off having a pedi ENT do it at the Childrens Hospital (rather than at the outpatient adult surgi-center). Am I being too paranoid?
Aug 20, 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!
Well, we haven't had anything done yet, but that's a great ?? because Maggie's ent isn't a pedi ent. I haven't even thought about that. He did ask me if she snores, I guess he was thinking about that. I told him I have no idea since I haven't slept in the room with her since she was 2wks.
Aug 20, 2008
mommyto2
BRANDON-Zantac and Bethanacol; Neocate formula, 2 sets of ear tubes, Adnoids removed, Vasomotor Rhinits, Asthma. Currently on: Xyzal, Omnaris, Flovent and Xopenex,
AUBREY-Zegerid 2x a day, Soy Milk, Tubes put in and adnoids removed (11-7), Hypotonia, ECI therapy for low muscle tone throughout trunk and hips, oral motor issues and sensory integration issues, delayed speech, Teething, probiotics
PICTURE: Aubrey in her cute cat outfit. If you look you can see how her right foot turns in. She walks that way as well. It is not as exaggerated in the morning's but gets worse in the evenings. This was after her nap.
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The ENT we used for both kids was not officially a pedi one, but he treated both kids and adults. He was awesome. My ds had one set done at Cook's in Ft. Worth and one set done at an outpatient place. Honestly, there seemed to be less of a wait at the outpatient place. We did receive great care and awesome nurses from both places. Aubrey's was also done at Cook's. If you felt confident w/ him then I say follow your gut. If you want a 2nd opinion-no harm there either. This is your dd and you need to be 100% sure or you will second guess yourself forever. Good luck in your decision!
Aug 20, 2008
mom2halleyann
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
I really liked him and it sounds like he does quite a few kids (and he was recommended by Halley's pedi). He's also an upper respiratory allergist, which may come in handy. I think the only thing that is giving me some pause is that the pedi originally gave me 3 ENT names - one of which was a pedi ENT. He said that it's hard to get into the pedi ENT and that he "only sends small children there that are having their adenoids or tonsils out". Hrmmm.

This may be a non-issue if I can't get my dh on board. We have agreed to talk to our bil (a doctor) about it and then decide. He is forbidden to speak to his mother until then about it...I don't want her to make the decision for me :-)

Aug 21, 2008
katiesmommy
Tracey, mom to Katie. Diagnosed with reflux at 3 weeks and put on Zantac. At 8 months old she was removed from Zantac as it was giving her migraines, currently on Prevacid. Switched to Elecare since she is not gaining weight; trialing solids after being off for a month. Geneticist said reason she isn't gaining weight is she is stubborn. Upcoming appts.: Neurologist for developmental delay and EGD scheduled for September. She is one funny baby!
My dh wasn't really aware how bad Katie had gotten until he went with me to her GI appt. and had to leave the room with Katie because she was screaming so loudly we couldn't hear the dr and she was squirming all over b/c she was in pain. As we were leaving he was commenting on how she hates the dr office and I told him that she wasn't any different there than at home; he then understood why some days he would come home to find me crying in the bathroom. I think it takes them longer b/c they just want to protect their loved ones.
Aug 21, 2008
kubicki5
Julie - I have three children. My youngest Katie is my refluxer. My first Ben was very colicy and is ADHD. My middle Jakob is pretty easy going. Katie had it bad as a baby no sleep for two years. She was on Nutramagin, Prevacid and Zantac. Thought we were through it but after age three it came back big time. After her scope she was put on Prevacid 45mg a day and mylanta as needed. Scope was in Sept. Showed damage in stomach and espophogus. It took about 7 months of medication and Reflux diet for her to start feeling better.
Our ENT treats children and adults. He was so great - the best! My pediatrician recommended him to us. I know that it is really scary the first time. I was a wreck when the ped. even suggested surgery for the adenoids with my son. Then when I saw the difference it made for him, by the time Katie came along I marched her right in and said "do it all!!!"

I think that if going to Children's Hospital would help you and your hubby get through this easier it may be worth it just for piece of mind. Sometimes that is worth the price of admission.

By the way, all of my friends who have had this done for the kids went to a regular ENT.

Aug 21, 2008
daniejo
Mom (Danie) to Adam (9-4-03) & Nate (3-7-07) Nate was diagnosed with silent AR at 2 months old. He was on neocate, prevacid 30mg per day and couldn't start solids till he was almost 8 months old. He started cow's milk at 14 months and is currently off all meds!! So far so good :) PIC: Disney trip 2008. Nate didn't know Piglet was there, he didn't like the characters too much.
I used my ENT with Adam. I know your fear...we had to do TONSILS at the same time. He was 3, but I would have done it when he was younger since the outcome was so good. He stopped snoring, had BETTER quality sleep and maybe 3 ear infections since then (but the goop would drain out so it wasn't bad). You will feel paranoid, I did. It is surgery any way you put it. I know you will ALL be pleased with the outcome. If Nate has to do it this fall, I will have them take everything out...everything that he doesn't need, lol (I am serious tho, why do we need adenoids or tonsils??) Keep us updated!!
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