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Aug 23, 2008
ethan's mom
Meridith, mom to Ethan born 4/23/08. Ethan was diagnosed with reflux at about 1 month. He has been on Zantac (unsuccessful) and Prevacid. He is currently taking 7.5 mg of Prevacid 2x per day, with good results. We also suspect MPI, though this hasn't been confirmed by a doctor yet.
Ethan is mostly breastfed, though we are doing one bottle of soy formula each day. We also do some homeade "solids' including, so far pears, avocado, sweet potato, and peaches.
info to leave for babysitters
So now that Ethan is four months old, I have counted up that he has been away from me for less than five hours, and those times he has been with his dad. (obviously he naps and sleeps, but I have actually left him in someone else's care less than five hours). We are FINALLY going to have a babysitter this Friday, a teenage girl, whose mom will be there. I am so thrilled. They know our family well, and know the struggles, especially since they had one collicky baby, and a son with severe food allergies, so I feel good about it. I'm just wondering what sort of information I should leave with them. I am also thinking that I may leave Ethan in the church nursery this week or next, while we go to service, so I am thinking about what to leave for them as well. Does anyone have any pointers? I am thinking of typing up a little deal where I can fill in the blanks, that says when he last ate, napped, etc. I'd also include when they might expect him to nap or want to eat again. It sounds a little dorky and over the top. Thoughts?
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!
It's not dorky or over the top. It'll prob help them tremendously. I always leave all my contact #s, dr's #s, poison control #, neighbor's #s, and things like that even with my mil.

For an infant, I think it's a great idea to let her know when he will prob want to eat/sleep. When I babysat, they always told me that and had the bottles ready for me. Be sure they know if he has any "quirks" like how he likes to be held...holding him after he eats and all that.

For church I'd make sure they understand how important it is for him to not lay flat long. Maybe he can have his own swing or bouncy, lol. Paci? Blanket? Lovey?

Aug 24, 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!
We left an angonizing list for anyone who watched her, even for a few hours, mainly b/c the dosing and feeding times were critical. I put down her usual eating schedule and when her meds needed to be given (we had 11 at one point, so it was rather detailed), as well as when she was last changed and slept. I also left our cell #'s, MD's#, and poison control, as well as where we planned to be and when (the first 5 months were the toughest with all this.) At one point, I even told anyone watching her to wear old clothes and bring extra and told them how much she puked on the list so no one freaked out.
Aug 24, 2008
amber f
I have a detailed schedule that I print out everytime we have a sitter. It comes in handy esp with meds and doses. Also I have in big letters no food 2 hours before prevacid and no food for 1/2 hour so they know that. I also put how we swaddled Nolan. He was swaddled until he was 10 mon. and must people wouldn't do that w/o me telling them. I leave contact #'s too. I also have a section for if he has a fever and his current dose of tylenol and motrin, which I always pack JIC. It makes me feel so much better knowing that I have left it otherwise I'd worry about him so much more. Enjoy your time w/o baby. It feels so good to do that from time to time!
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 wish i did. my son has only been left with grandma (my mom) twice and last night was the 2nd time.. i'm not good with leaving him! i wish you luck and a great date with your hubby tho! looking forward to what people say...
Check with your
doctor first!