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Sep 11, 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.... :(
Is this silent reflux and if so, what do I do?
Hi, yes it is me again. I know this is post number 47 for the day...sorry!

Sebastian always had traditional pukey reflux, but all week (no idea if this is causing the crappy nap fighting or contributing to the nightcrying) he has been wet burping, then swallowing, then crying. Today he had super wet hiccups that actually - if this is possible - sounded painful?

At one point today, he did the burp, swallow, cry thing, and I looked and he had a little bit of spit-up in the corner of his mouth. And when he woke up from his nap, he reeked of puke, but I couldn't find any evidence on his sheets or on him. I guess he swallowed it?

I just am worried that he is getting older and finding that that he can just swallow all the puke/spit up instead of letting it all hang out (this is a totallty different thing than his full-bottle vomits, though.)...

What do I do? He is on 5 ml of Prevacid suspension 2X a day, is on Neocate only. We ar supposed to start foods again in about three weeks, and I am terrified.

I have HAD it with reflux. :(

Sep 11, 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.
Have you tried Mylanta. It always soothes Katie's tummy when she is in pain.
Sep 11, 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.... :(
Yes, I broke it out today before his afternoon nap (the only one he took today), and he sucked it down like Katie's mommy was sucking down wine today with her turkey sandwich. It is the cherry supreme kind, so I guess it must taste delicious compared to his Neocate. I have tried that stuff, and it taste like I imagine an old sweat sock left out on the rain for weeks would taste. He does the same thing with his caramel-flavored Prevacid - he practically begs for more.

Thank you for the idea, though!

Sep 11, 2008
mommy2max&lucy
Patti, mom to Max (3/04) with EE and chronic sinus issues; Lucy (6/07) with reflux
It sounds like silent reflux to me. Lucy used to spit up all day long, but around Sebastian's age, she started to just swallow whatever came up. She still does now and she is 15 months old. Sometimes, hours after she eats, I will see her chewing chunks of what she had for the previous meal that came up...so gross! I think it could definitely be contributing the nighttime issues you described in a previous post.
Sep 11, 2008
b-girl
Mom to Jasmine aka: Jazz 01/24/2007
Dx with silent reflux at 8 months
FPIES, DGE, MSPI. Recently diagnosed with EC (Eosin. colitis and now Primary immune deficiency disease.
Also mom to Nathan. born Jan.20th, 2009, MPI . so far dx with reflux and has an extremely sensitibe GI system. Also dx with primary immune deficiency disease.
Sounds like Jasmine's silent reflux...I think it may be time to see your GI again. It can get out of control very fast. Poor baby. Good luck, and may I suggest you have a big ass glass of wine so that you don't lose your sanity!
Sep 11, 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.
Once Coyle started ALimentum he had Silent AR 75% of the time and "happy puke" or "unhappy puke" the rest of the time. The silent AR was always painful. and, it is exactly as you describe. coyle still swallows puke. like today he vomited up some milk i gave him (i'm trying) but swallowed it right back down-saw it with my own eyes. i think on alimentum it usually only came part way up the espophagus and then went back down.. kinda like when we have heartburn, kwim? has he gotten those molars yet? this could be contributing to extra pain due to the extra saliva?
Sep 11, 2008
maggiemom
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!
Sounds like it to me. I'd put in a call. :(
Sep 11, 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!
I echo the opinions posted. We're getting this more and more, and only a little puke here and there. It seems to be worse when the teeth are popping.
Sep 11, 2008
engin117
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When is it not considered silent reflux? Sorry he isn't feeling well. Maybe GI visit is in store.
Sep 11, 2008
katiesmommy
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!

Yep, Katie has done that her whole life. I am actually glad when she throws it up because it only touches her little throat once.

Wow! You gave him THAT much Mylanta???

Sep 12, 2008
nicholas'smom
Sounds like silent reflux to me too. That's what Nicholas does-only doesn't cry once the med is at the right dosage. I always think that silent refluxers may have a tougher time because the acid burns on the way up and then again on the way back. They are able to put on weight though-as you've stated, he's gotten bigger lately. I always send pictures of Nicholas to my family who lives far away and they always say "I know you say his has problems, but he doesn't look like it from the photos". I am glad he doesn't look like it, but sometimes, I think they think I'm exaggerating things. I would check with Sebastian's GI about meds. Good luck :)
Check with your
doctor first!