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Aug 23, 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!
Kat - Emibug
Just wondering how Audrey is doing since you started the lactulose? Better I hope! No more suppositories!
Aug 23, 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.
:( gave her a suppository last night cause it was over 24 hours since starting lactulose. the first suppository didn't work in an hour so i gave her another which did and a bunch of water came out. she slept all day and ate better but is super fussy right now, her tummy is gurgeling and i am typing one handed with her in my arms right now. it's emily all day and audrey all night, dh in between, mommy time, what's that!??
Aug 23, 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!
oh so sorry to hear that it hasn't kicked in yet!! I seem to remember one of the side effects of the lactulose being gassiness...

ALSO...I JUST REMEMBERED THIS. When the GI gave Lauren the script for lactulose I remember her telling me Lauren had to be totally cleaned out for it to work. It's more like a "maintenance" medication. She then went on to tell me how to give Lauren an enema :( She was about 6 months old then, Audrey may be too young for one of those. I remember getting the script filled AND buying a fleet enema at the same time :(

Have you heard that before?

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
Sorry yall are having a rough time. Did you do the elimination diet? I can't remember. Also, I read in another post that your 23. I'm 22! I never share that b/c people assume Cooper was an accident/mistake and that a 22yo wouldn't possible be mature enough to have a child. But I have been married for 3 yrs, w/ dh for 6 and it took lots of planning as well as fertility drugs to have our little guy. Anyway, it is nice to hear from other responsible young parents. If you can make it through what we've been through, you can make it through anything! LOL!
Aug 23, 2008
amber f
I'm 26 and was 19 when I had my first. I was scared to let anyone know my age too. Mollybeth so I know what you are talking about. Mine was an surprise but I feel I stepped up and was a responsible young parent. Now with my oldest in school I feel so young among the other parents. But I feel we have provided the kids with a wonderful home!

So three cheers to young, mature and responsible parents!

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