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Sep 02, 2008
kubicki5
Julie - I have three children. My youngest Katie is my refluxer. My first Ben was very colicy and is ADHD. My middle Jakob is pretty easy going. Katie had it bad as a baby no sleep for two years. She was on Nutramagin, Prevacid and Zantac. Thought we were through it but after age three it came back big time. After her scope she was put on Prevacid 45mg a day and mylanta as needed. Scope was in Sept. Showed damage in stomach and espophogus. It took about 7 months of medication and Reflux diet for her to start feeling better.
CAR SICK
Anyone have any ideas for morning car sickness. Katie has been great all summer because her mornings have been easy breezy. Takes prevacid upon waking and watch TV, hang out and then eat some breakfast.

Now we are back to the school routine and she got so sick this morning on the way to drive my son to school. SHe was like this last year but she was also very sick from the reflux.

Her reflux is pretty under control so I couldn't believe it when she got so sick this morning.

Any ideas? It is going to be a long year.

Sep 02, 2008
stickybean
I am Jacky, mommy to Joslyn Olivia (April 2008) and Katelyn Isabel (November 2009).
Joslyn was dx'ed with Silent Reflux with breath apnea at 5 days old. VERY SCARY!
Katelyn is a spitter reflux baby. Started at 3 days old as well. (Both were/are breast fed.. symptoms came on when my milk came in).
Joslyn has been reflux free since she was 12 months (suffered poor weight gain for a few months) and Katelyn is now on Zantac... waiting to see if it works.
where does she sit wile in the car. i get car sick and it helps when i sit in the front or if I am in the back then I am in the middle... so I can see out the front window.
Sep 02, 2008
rissaroo
Picture: This is what happens when you raise a kid on health food and they get ahold of a Coke! Bad mom, that soda is NOT on the reflux diet.
UPDATE: Isaiah is now 12 and off meds! He is doing great, eating again and hopefully will be catching up in the growing department. I am still in the "hoping it sticks" phase, but we're so happy that he's better!
Ugh...no ideas right now, just sympathy! Car sickness was a symptom for both my kids with reflux. Isaiah was ill every time we got in the car to go somewhere, and Sarah used to throw up in her car seat frequently. No warning...just vomit all over! Sigh. Has it been hard to get the prevacid down her an hour before she eats? Darn, that would be hard...I am so thankful that I homeschool, because we don't have to deal with that. I was just thinking how early Isaiah would have to get up every day, just so he could eat before school! Oh, wait...just thought of something...Have you tried those motion sickness wrist bands? They are supposed to help. Oh, and I've tried a homeopathic car sick remedy that seemed to help, and some ginger candies that also seemed to help a little. It didn't cure it, but it might at least make it more bearable. Now that Isaiah's reflux is pretty much under control we don't have the carsick problems anymore...at least not frequently. Could she possibly be due for a dose change? (((hugs)))...I remember well how last year, I dreaded getting in the car so much! You hate to see them so miserable!
Sep 02, 2008
kubicki5
Julie - I have three children. My youngest Katie is my refluxer. My first Ben was very colicy and is ADHD. My middle Jakob is pretty easy going. Katie had it bad as a baby no sleep for two years. She was on Nutramagin, Prevacid and Zantac. Thought we were through it but after age three it came back big time. After her scope she was put on Prevacid 45mg a day and mylanta as needed. Scope was in Sept. Showed damage in stomach and espophogus. It took about 7 months of medication and Reflux diet for her to start feeling better.
she sits behind me in the middle row. Middle row are bucket seats. Never thought about her not being able to see. I could put her in the third row in the middle seat. Thanks for the idea.

For some reason I keep thinking that when she is in a booster seat it will get better.....wishful thinking.

Sep 02, 2008
kubicki5
Julie - I have three children. My youngest Katie is my refluxer. My first Ben was very colicy and is ADHD. My middle Jakob is pretty easy going. Katie had it bad as a baby no sleep for two years. She was on Nutramagin, Prevacid and Zantac. Thought we were through it but after age three it came back big time. After her scope she was put on Prevacid 45mg a day and mylanta as needed. Scope was in Sept. Showed damage in stomach and espophogus. It took about 7 months of medication and Reflux diet for her to start feeling better.
Ugh, Uhg is right! I give her the prevacid but she has to get in the car to go before she can eat. I bring her breakfast with but sometimes she get sick right away and can't eat it. Summer was so heavenly when she could get ready for the day at her own pace. I guess I could wake her up at 6:00am! lol.
Sep 02, 2008
mom2adriane&morgan
Adriane Reese 05/16/07; seemingly healthy when born; diagnosed with MSPI, severe Reflux, Apnea, Ashtma, Epilepsy, and severe food allergies(rice, corn, milk, soy, eggs, oats, wheat, beef, chicken, squash, pumpkin, avocado, etc.);On apnea monitor, seems to be tolerating RCF w/carbohydrate mixed in; on Zyrtec, Xopenex, Prevacid
Morgan gets carsick so easily. She did when she was a baby and we commuted an hour to work and baby sitters. She would throw up at least once a week in the car. Yuck! For a while there I thought she was just a sick kid, one years old and couldn't tell me what was going on. Then we figured out, just in the past couple of years, that she gets car sick.

Here is what our ped suggested. She said you have to try different things to see what works for each kid. I can't watch tv or read or anything. They have Sea Bands for kids. They work farely well. Morgan can watch a movie on the dvd or cartoons or something and be okay. The doc said it is something about them concentrating on the screen doesn't make them sick. I'm not sure what it is but she said it worked for her son and it seems to work for Morgan. The only other thing is dramimine but that is a little much for a short trip to school and back. I hope some of this helps! -Amanda

Sep 02, 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!
Just a thought - could you switch her dosing to evenings? We do the prevacid in the afternoons and pepcid in the mornings. Don't have to wait to eat with pepcid and you can usually time the prevacid better later in the day. Made a huge difference with Allie's symptoms.
Sep 02, 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.... :(
Ugh! Poor kid! I get very car sick if I travel on an empty stomach or if I try to read while in motion...especially in the back seat. Have you tried a high carb snack - like Cheerios or whatever she likes - in the car? I am sure you have. Good luck!
Sep 02, 2008
kubicki5
Julie - I have three children. My youngest Katie is my refluxer. My first Ben was very colicy and is ADHD. My middle Jakob is pretty easy going. Katie had it bad as a baby no sleep for two years. She was on Nutramagin, Prevacid and Zantac. Thought we were through it but after age three it came back big time. After her scope she was put on Prevacid 45mg a day and mylanta as needed. Scope was in Sept. Showed damage in stomach and espophogus. It took about 7 months of medication and Reflux diet for her to start feeling better.
I have to check out the sea bands.

Quite a predicament because the TV definitely keeps her from getting sick. However my ADHD son is not allowed to watch TV before school. So I am like praying the whole way to school she doesn't get sick and then as soon as I drop him off I turn on the TV. She usually doesn't make it though.

such fun!

I hope the sea bands work.

thanks

Sep 02, 2008
maiam
maia m - GERD. Nissen Fundoplication w/hiatal hernia repair.
Mom to
Son (10) GERD(aspiration pneumonias, apnea, tracheomalacia), Food allergy, Asthma
Daughter (6) GERD, Heart Murmur, Food Allergy, Asthma, Mold allergy
My son actually gets the sickest in the 3rd row. He has to be able to see out the window, so he is not in the middle and not in the 3rd row! We bought our vehicle (Jeep Commander) based on the fact that the windows went all the way down LOL. He gets the sickest in a minivan ??? Don't know why.... Carb snacks work well here too, but that doesn't help you in the a.m. My son is doing better now that he is older. We can usually travel up to 1 hour before he gets sick. (We have to travel 1 hour for all our doc appointments, since we live in a rural area, so that is a big deal!)
Check with your
doctor first!