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Aug 22, 2008
emibug
Kathryn, Pager Volunteer and mommy to Emily Mia 02/04/07. 3 years old with GERD. 30mg Prevacid and Pepcid AC. Mylanta needed for flares. Failed prilosec med switch. Tried and failed many med weans but GERD and pain are well controlled. Functional constipation. Reoccurring SBBO. Suspected IBD or autoimmune disease. Resolved issues: MSPI, CSID (acquired), Stage 2 kidney reflux, Chronic diarrhea.
Audrey Meadow 06/20/08. born 34/35 weeks. Still b/f and eats everything! ftt and chronic constipation.
i'm dumb lol- ot
i called the pedi yesterday about audrey b/c i was so freakin worried. she hadn't eaten well in two days and had not had a b/m in 5 days, she was spitting up too. when i gave her a suppository wedensday night only water came out, i was thinking that she was very backed up cause that happens sometimes when stools become impacted.

so i tell the nurse this and she asked if i filled the prescription for lactulose, i told her i didn't i felt so awful- she asked why and i told her i couldn't afford our prescription plans $100 copay. She told me that i could fill the prescription and it would only be $10 w/o using insurance. i felt SOOOO dumb! I honestly NEVER knew you could go to the pharmacy w/o insurance and be able to afford medicine. (I mean emily's pravacid w/o insurance is $150 and the carafate was $200+)

so i gave audrey her first dose last night and put it in a 2oz bottle of neocate. it was the first bottle of formula she has ever drank more then a 1/2 oz from; took damn near an hour to get her to eat it, but she did. i really hope this stuff works cause if not we have to go to the ER and get xrays, i don't want to do that!
Aug 22, 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
Argh! I wouldn't have thought to ask either. The same thing happened to me when I was pregnant and trying to buy a glucometer (I had gest. diabetes). It was far more buying it with my insurance than if I had just picked it up and paid cash. So frustrating. Hope she goes soon.
Aug 22, 2008
abbysmom
Andrea: Mom to 3 crazy girls!
Jackie (3/01)
Payton (9/03)
Abby (4/06) Prevacid 7.5mg (evening), MSPI, goats milk (currently trying to wean off Prevacid)
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We gave Abby her lactulose w/a syringe right in her cheek. The stuff is pretty sweet tasting and she took it right down. I would never have thought it would only be $10! What a crock that an insurance company would have a copay of $100 when you can get it that cheap w/o it!
Aug 22, 2008
abbysmom
Andrea: Mom to 3 crazy girls!
Jackie (3/01)
Payton (9/03)
Abby (4/06) Prevacid 7.5mg (evening), MSPI, goats milk (currently trying to wean off Prevacid)
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I forgot to mention but the grocery store by us has $4 prescriptions and the generic of Lactulose is one of them. You might want to also check into that. I don't know if there are places by you that offer the $4 prescriptions or not.
Aug 22, 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.
You are the SECOND person to tell me that lactulose costs 100!!! Here in Canada, it is five dollars for a huge bottle... and its not even prescription!
Aug 22, 2008
slimfast13
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!
The lactulose can take a couple of days to start to work, and you may have to do another suppository to get the dried up stuff out. It did work for Allie, so there is hope. Figures the insurance would make that difficult for you - doesn't make you dumb, just cautious!!!!! Praying for movements of the bowels...and for your dh there to help when it does finally happen!
Aug 22, 2008
elysabethsmom
Sharon, Mom to Elyse, 17 mos (15 mos adjusted-preemie). Zantac/Elecare. History of: Respiratory Distress Syndrome with ventilation/CPAP/cannula, tpn, n/g tube, PDA, jaundice, apnea, bradycardia/tachycardia, severe anemia, blood transfusion, reflux, Sandifer's Syndrome, intestinal malrotation, hemangiomas, MSPI, feeding issues. ICU inpatient 53 days! 2 surgeries, 2 UGIs, barium enema, pH probe, endoscopy. Developmentally on target now! PIC: Yobaby Beard
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Kat, you know Elyse's history and this is a little too close to home for me! Praying that everything is normal and that the lactulose is an easy fix....please please God!
Aug 22, 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.... :(
Hi! I hope the lactulose works! I wish we had had luck with it, but Bassy was just too sensitive to any and all dairy. It's rare for kids to react to it, but if she starts to go and then ends up even MORE constipated, she might have a problem with lactulose. Oh, and I don't know if they require insurance or not, but I know that Target and Wal-Mart offer $4 generic meds...
Aug 22, 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!
Yeah, it's funny how that works...my story: I needed eye drops for pink eye. The "med asst" researched to find me some generic ones for $10, but Morgan needed some and her ped prescribed some that were $40 copay.
Aug 23, 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
Don't feel dumb! Think of it as such a relief!
Check with your
doctor first!