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Sep 04, 2008
kmom
Worry Wart mom to
27 mo. reformed "happy spitter"
34.8lbs , 37in tall(oct)
Diagnosed A/R at 6 wks
Zantac until 1yr then Prevacid
Med free since February 08
peanut & egg allergies...still
Zoo Boo Trick-or-Treating (pic).
Rissaroo - Pica?
Could your daughter have pica? This is from Wikipedia: Pica is a medical disorder characterized by an appetite for largely non-nutritive substances (e.g., coal, soil, feces, chalk, paper, soap, ash, etc.) or an abnormal appetite for some things that may be considered foods, such as food ingredients (e.g., flour, raw potato, starch, ice cubes).[1] In order for these actions to be considered pica, they must persist for more than one month at an age where eating such objects is considered developmentally inappropriate.
Sep 04, 2008
kmom
Worry Wart mom to
27 mo. reformed "happy spitter"
34.8lbs , 37in tall(oct)
Diagnosed A/R at 6 wks
Zantac until 1yr then Prevacid
Med free since February 08
peanut & egg allergies...still
Zoo Boo Trick-or-Treating (pic).
Not to freak you out but I remembered this disorder for some reason. I wanted to pass it along to you. Hopefully she won't actuall eat the cat, lol.
Sep 04, 2008
kmom
Worry Wart mom to
27 mo. reformed "happy spitter"
34.8lbs , 37in tall(oct)
Diagnosed A/R at 6 wks
Zantac until 1yr then Prevacid
Med free since February 08
peanut & egg allergies...still
Zoo Boo Trick-or-Treating (pic).
I just read there is a correlation between pica and iron deficiency. Could be she needs more red meat!
Sep 04, 2008
amber f
I knew there was something like this. I never researched it though. But I've heard of kids eating weird things.
Sep 04, 2008
elysabethsmom
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
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I knew a kid once with this....she went so far as to pick off her own skin and pull out her hair to eat it....ewwww
Sep 04, 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!
LOL....yeah, I once worked with a kid who had Pica. You had to keep a very close eye on him, because he would eat (seriously chew up and swallow) things like pencils and entire houseplants! Rachel's issues are not that extreme. I think it does have to do with her sensory issues, though...she is just driven sometimes to touch, feel and taste everything that she can get her hands/mouth on. She's growing out of it, but she still doesn't have quite the impulse control her siblings had at her age. Also, it's not so much an *eating* issues as it is a 'put it in your mouth' issue. Seriously, I think that she had the penny in her mouth because she didn't have any pockets in her shorts and didn't want to put it down! I'm going to have to get that girl a purse, I think. Good thought, though...thanks!
Check with your
doctor first!