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Aug 23, 2008
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!
Venting -- OT mostly
Let me preface this by saying I know I just need to break out of this funk, but I am having a really hard time!

Lauren has cut FIVE teeth in the last week and a half. This means, I have spent many nights holding her instead of sleeping. She went from 3 teeth 2 weeks ago to a whooping 8! I am back at work now and I just feel like my patience for everything is really limited. I feel so guilty about everything I do. Guilty because I played outside with her instead of fix us a healthy dinner. We are supposed to start our Pepcid wean today, but I am really hesitant to do that since it's a before bedtime med. Dh is gone every day from 7 am - 8 pm so I am getting overwhelmed.

Then come the issues with our selling out house. We have had 15 showings in the last two weeks. We now have 2 offers pending, but neither one is good enough for us to sell. We are countering, but who knows. So once again, I spend all my free time at work on the phone with real estate agents, then I get to bring my work home with me. And honestly, as much as I want to move the thought of adding that to my plate right now is scaring the crap out of me.

What do you guys think about cutting the pepcid? Should I wait until the teething subsides a little? That's what my gut says...even though it's going against the doctor's orders.

I am really going to try stop feeling sorry for myself now...

Aug 23, 2008
Mom to Jasmine aka: Jazz 01/24/2007
Dx with silent reflux at 8 months
FPIES, DGE, MSPI. Recently diagnosed with EC (Eosin. colitis and now Primary immune deficiency disease.
Also mom to Nathan. born Jan.20th, 2009, MPI . so far dx with reflux and has an extremely sensitibe GI system. Also dx with primary immune deficiency disease.
Sorry you have to go through all of this crap. Quite frankly moving SUCKS!!!! I would definately wait before cutting the pepcid. Poor thing has enough pain with the teeth, and you might now klnow if the pain is teeth or GI related KWIM?

Rant and rave anytime, there is no limit on how long or often you can feel sorry for yourself here!!!

My DH works long hours also, and sometimes palying outside is a much better idea then spending the day cooking! Is any of your family around at all that can help? Even if it's just by making you some dinner or something? I often feel like everything is on me since DH works so much, so I'm sending out HUGS!!! Wish I could help more.

Aug 23, 2008
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
NEVER feel guilty about spending quality time with Lauren....we working moms have to let some things just go (I am still learning too). A healthy dinner in my book can be throwing something in the crockpot before work or throwing some meat on the grill and steaming a veggie while we go play outside. And i have been a lot more lenient on housework than before Elyse, although I know you have to clean yours since you are showing it. I HATE moving, but we are stuck here anyway, in our 750 sf condo, bc of the market. i would wait on the pepcid too (disclaimer time: I am NOT lauren's doctor, this is what I would personally do) :)
Aug 23, 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!
I'm sorry Jen. It just seems like when one thing sucks, it all does at the same time. Personally, I'd wait for the pepcid cut. Just a little while. It's kind of like cutting Maggie's paci for bedtime...every time I start to do it she gets sick or something and I hate to do it. I'd wait a little while but it may come to the point that you just have to do it. That's how I feel about the paci. At some point, I'm just gonna have to bite the bullet. I know they are two diff things, but they both mess with bedtime :)

I hope you get an offer that works for you. That will at least get it started and sooner over with.

And let me close by saying: Right now she needs your playing with her more than a "healthy" meal!! Hugs!

Aug 23, 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
VENT AWAY!!! Sorry life is sucking so much right now - it seems everything happens at once. I would wait on the Pepcid wean as well - at least until things are a little more settled with her teeth. No need to add additional discomfort (for her and you).

My motto in the dinner department: I survived on the occasional frozen dinner and so will Halley ;-)

Aug 23, 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!
Went away! Justa thought, could you switch the pecid and prevacid? We do the pepcid in the am and prevacid pm. May be easier to wean her that way. Our MD switched the dosing times when we went to pepcid - wouldn't hurt to ask. And I second the "I'm not the doc, but I'd hold off until teething calms down."
Aug 23, 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
Sorry things are so tough right now. That really stinks. I too would go with my gut and let the teething subside. BTW, I'm not a dr either;)
Aug 23, 2008
amber f
I'm sorry the transition back to work is so hard. It will get better and you will develop a routine again. I'd wait on the med wean too. Go with your gut. Moving does stink. I hope your house sells and that stress is off your plate.
Aug 24, 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.
sorry life is so rough for you right now. i hope you get the offer you are looking for soon enough.

why does he want her weaned? imho.. i'd wait... teething stinks for reflux and coy is getting molars--i have no plan to stop anytime soon. but, jus tmy opinion.
Check with your
doctor first!