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Sep 10, 2008
mom2halleyann
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
OT - Halley's tugging on her ears...should I be concerned?
sheesh - it's never ending. This morning she was snoring like a miniature version of her daddy and for the last couple of days she's been tugging on her ears. She was really grabbing at them on the way to daycare. Is this normal? Her molars and canines are coming in simultaneously on the top (ouch), so could that be what's causing the tugging? She has her 18 month check-up tomorrow, so I guess we'll see if it's anything.
Sep 10, 2008
mom2halleyann
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
Her ear tube/adenoidectomy surgery was a week ago tomorrow.
Sep 10, 2008
mommy2max&lucy
Patti, mom to Max (3/04) with EE and chronic sinus issues; Lucy (6/07) with reflux
My son had his adenoids out in February and one of the side effects, I think, was ear pulling about 7-10 days after surgery. I think it had to do with the healing process. We never had it, but I think I remember hearing about it. At least you will be able to get it checked out tomorrow without needing to make an appointment just for this. - Patti
Sep 10, 2008
mommyto2
BRANDON-Zantac and Bethanacol; Neocate formula, 2 sets of ear tubes, Adnoids removed, Vasomotor Rhinits, Asthma. Currently on: Xyzal, Omnaris, Flovent and Xopenex,
AUBREY-Zegerid 2x a day, Soy Milk, Tubes put in and adnoids removed (11-7), Hypotonia, ECI therapy for low muscle tone throughout trunk and hips, oral motor issues and sensory integration issues, delayed speech, Teething, probiotics
PICTURE: Aubrey in her cute cat outfit. If you look you can see how her right foot turns in. She walks that way as well. It is not as exaggerated in the morning's but gets worse in the evenings. This was after her nap.
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AUbrey still pulls at hers all the time. Glad you already have an appt tomorrow and they can check tho!
Sep 10, 2008
mom2coy
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.
could be the molars. coyle's getting both bottom ones and he has been pulling on them terribly.
Sep 10, 2008
mollybeth
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
Cooper self soothes by tugging his ears, which I had learned about in child development before. Like when he's falling a sleep, he's playing w/ his ears or foot. Maybe it is the teeth, or maybe it has become a self soothe or habit.
Sep 10, 2008
nicholas'smom
Nicholas also pulls at his ears to self soothe. My first born did for awhile too. He also pull his hair. Sounds like you'll get an answer tomorrow. Hope it's nothing!
Sep 10, 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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Elyse pulls her ears when her hair is bugging her (getting in her ears). It makes sense though for ears to hurt with teeth coming in, because you can easily have referred pain to the ear if you have pain in the mouth or neck or shoulder.
Check with your
doctor first!