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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!
Niece's Newborn
Y'all may remember me telling you my niece was having a baby a couple weeks ago. It's a bad story as far as the living arrangements, she's single, etc. Everybody in the house smokes so the baby has already had some breathing issues before and right after birth.

Any way, to get to the point....this morning around 3am she was changing his diaper and he stopped breathing. My good for nothing bil is a firefighter (among other things) so he did cpr and called 911. She said when he was doing cpr the baby had already turned blue. This evening she still cried talking about it. So I had told my sister that reflux was a possibility. Now the docs are saying that it may very well be the problem. The baby was still in the hospital this evening on an apnea monitor and they said they would send her home with one. He was a few weeks early and he was only like 5#10oz at birth 2wks ago.

This is gonna be about worse on me than with Mags bc I know I won't be able to get them to listen to me. They will do whatever the freak dr tells them to do and pay me absolutely no attention. I told my niece that I can help her and if I can't one of you will. So please pray that the problem is a simple one and that if it's reflux, they will do the "right" stuff. My niece said she has him tilted and she said she's holding him a while after he eats.


Aug 23, 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.
I'm sorry to hear all that! :( I hope she'll come around soon enough and listen to ya! Keep us posted about the baby! Poor thing!!! That would have scared the &%*(E^& out of me!
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!
Yeah, me too. Not too long ago Maggie's face went under water in the tub and she couldn't breathe. It scared the crapola out of me. She's only 23 and they thrive on drama any way. I just pray that the baby will be ok in spite of them. Her sister has a 2 1/2 yr old that is doing ok but he shoots people the bird and has called his momma the B word already. You get the picture.....I told them to let me bring him home for a while. I wasn't exactly kidding either! A few weeks with me and he'd be a different child.
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!
That is so sad and scary! I HATE when people smoke around children, let alone a newborn!! I hope she'll take your advice!
Aug 23, 2008
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.
ugh! i'm 23!... i really hope she comes around! she should take your advice she needs all the help she can get
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
Yeah, not all young mommas thrive on drama, but I know where your coming from. I hope the baby is ok. It sounds alot like Cooper. But we don't smoke and are super attentive, otherwise things could have been allot worse. We'll be thinking of you all!
Aug 23, 2008
amber f
I wish her the best of luck. I hope she steps up and takes good care of the baby.
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!
Oh y'all, I hope I didn't sound offensive when I said that about her being 23, I'm sorry. It's just that she's a VERY IMMATURE 23. I was only 24 when I had Morgan so.....

And as for drama, it's not just her, it's my sister and the whole bunch of them. I just feel bad about the combo of things, not just that she's 23. Her age is actually the best thing she has going for her. She's lazy and won't keep a job, mouthy, selfish, etc etc. She's not ashamed of it either so it's ok for me to say those things. I have prayed that having a baby will change some of that. I haven't heard the girl cry about a lot and she was scared today. Maybe this baby will help her change.

Aug 24, 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
I feel so sorry for kids who have parents like that - they start out at such a disadvantage. I hope that your niece can control her selfishness long enough to take care of her lo. I wish I had good advice for you, but I don't.

PS Don't worry, Kat, age doesn't equal drama. My bil is dating a spawn of Satan that is 40 :-).

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.
i hope the baby gets well soon. atleast the bil was able to be good for something since he was able to do cpr. i'm grateful for that!
Check with your
doctor first!