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Sep 07, 2008
Adoptive mommy to Micah (Feb 2006), Caleb (Mar 2007; 26 wk preemie, subglottic stenosis, BPD, GERD, dysphagia, FTT, in PT, OT, ST, feeding therapy, 30 mg Prevacid daily, mostly pureed foods, shakes & Pediasure) and Ethan (Feb 2008; 28 wk preemie, BPD, GERD, 15 mg Prevacid daily, Similac Sensitive/Alimentum)
How long does an upper GI take?
Caleb has an appointment tomorrow morning for an upper GI, and I have no idea how long it will take. I need to give my hubby instructions for the other two kids while I'm gone, and hopefully give him an estimate of when I'll be back.
Sep 07, 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.
the upper Gi took i think 20 mins for emily. We were lucky though she drank the barium only b/c the nurse was a GOOD nurse and let us put formula in the solution. It can take longer depending on if they can get them to drink or not. It was longer to wait for a spot in the xray room i think almost an hour though. our hospital only has 2 xray rooms and you get bumped if there is emergency need. don't forget to bring some of his own bottles and nipples (ones that you don't mind throwing away) jic and some toys and lovies that make him happy, the procedure does not hurt but it is kind of scary. I hope everything goes well tomorrow!
Sep 07, 2008
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).
Yep, about 20 minutes. It's quick and not nearly as stressful as I thought it would be; for either of us. Good luck
Sep 07, 2008
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
Yup, unless they won't drink the barium. Mine drank it right down. :( Good luck!
Sep 07, 2008
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.
joslyn was only 5 days old... it took about 20 mins. Ask to be in the room though.
Sep 07, 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.
20 minutes. i'll be thinking of you & caleb :)
Sep 07, 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!
ours took about an hour, but only b/c the barium wouldn't come out the nipple, no matter how it was lanced. We were in the room with her the whole time and got the reading immediately. Watch out for white, sticky poop afterward!
Sep 07, 2008
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
Yep, it's really short. Like Kat said, bring a bottle he is familiar with....but they might need to cut the nipple (they did ours because she was using a slow flow) so it will be ruined after that!
Sep 07, 2008
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.... :(
Ours took about 30 minutes. OH, and Sebastina got so incredibly constipated (apparently, this is common) from the barium that he popped blood vessels in his eyes and across his forehead. I had to "help" him. My advice is to keep him super hydrated and to have suppositories or Miralax on hand in case tis happens to your little man (I hope it doesn't). Good luck tomorrow!!
Sep 07, 2008
Tracey, mom to Katie. Diagnosed with reflux at 3 weeks and put on Zantac. At 8 months old she was removed from Zantac as it was giving her migraines, currently on Prevacid. Switched to Elecare since she is not gaining weight; trialing solids after being off for a month. Geneticist said reason she isn't gaining weight is she is stubborn. Upcoming appts.: Neurologist for developmental delay and EGD scheduled for September. She is one funny baby!
Barium stains. More ended up on Katie, in her hair, ears, nose, eyes and clothes than in her. Good luck!
Sep 08, 2008
Mom to Peter - 10 months old with reflux on prevacid and dairy allergy
Ours took nearly an hour - bottle refusal did NOT improve by being strapped to a board! :) Our doctor was very frustrated and I think it totally through of his schedule to have it take so long, so plan on the test itself taking an hour at the outside if everything went wrong. Of course, sometimes you have someone like my kid ahead of you and it would make you wait, it's always hard to predict if the doctor will be on time.
Sep 08, 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 wasn't going to say anything but i got to feeling bad last night.. i don't want to scare you, just to inform you of how the Upper GI may be different from mentioned on here. I went in to it thinking it wouldn't be so bad because everyone on here said it was no big deal. Well, @ our children's hospital-it was. they strapped coy down and force fed him the barrium thru a syringe taped to his face. he screamed the entire 20 minutes. they turned him this way and that way. he screamed more. it was horrible. i was sick to my stomach and have begun to think that the children's hospital radition department is full of demons. we had a similiar experience @ 2 mo old when they tried to cath him for a VCR screen (same nurse/same dr. radiologist) and they could not do it. they let it go as far as 1 HR and his HR was up to 220. i had to stop the test and have not had it done again. i didn't really want to do the UPPER GI there but the gastro thought it necessary so i did it... so anyway, i just want you to go in there thinking that it could be bad.. esp. since he is an "older" baby. i'm really, really hoping tho that it is not a bad experience for him and that everything goes super easy.
Sep 08, 2008
Brent 2 years old,
Birthweight 12 lbs 3.3 oz!
Very severe GERD,LPR,FTT
Severe esophagitis/scarring
Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia,
Esophageal Dysmotility,
Food impaction,Aspiration
Eosinophilic Esophagitis,Severe retching
Severe allergic colitis/malabsorption
Susp eosinophilic colitis,chronic diarrhea,
Laryngomalacia,Gas/Bloat Syndrome,
Visceral Hyperalgesia,GI Dysmotility,
Chronic infection(ear/sinus/lung)
Adenoid/tonsillar hypertrophy
Gait abnormality/bowlegs,widened growth plates
Susp Vagus Nerve Damage
Surgeries, Nissen fundo,hernia repair/
reconstruction,esophageal dilation,gtube,
ear tubes,adenoidectomy
Bronchs w/ BAL's,lung biopsy
Upcoming scope/colonoscopy
Manometry testing in Oct.
Meds: Nexium,Zantac,Baclofen, Neurontin,
NPO tubefed continuous elecare 24 hours/day
I had a horrible experience with Brent as well, he has had plenty, and they dont get any better for him. He has had to be forcefed the barium all while choking and screaming,literally shaking in fear for what seemed like forever, while strapped to a board. He also has a lot of experience with hospital/testing/surgery/fear of doctors/has had extreme food aversion though, so he had reason to react poorly. With my older kids, they did fine with theirs. I hope your LO's is much easiler!!!
Check with your
doctor first!