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Sep 18, 2008
ethan's mom
Meridith, mom to Ethan born 4/23/08. Ethan was diagnosed with reflux at about 1 month. He has been on Zantac (unsuccessful) and Prevacid. He is currently taking 7.5 mg of Prevacid 2x per day, with good results. We also suspect MPI, though this hasn't been confirmed by a doctor yet.
Ethan is mostly breastfed, though we are doing one bottle of soy formula each day. We also do some homeade "solids' including, so far pears, avocado, sweet potato, and peaches.
Ethan's Pedi Appt
So we took Ethan in for a Pedi appointment, mostly to get his DTap shot. Being a first time mom, I didn't realize that the appt was made on the day that his dr wasn't there, so no one would be seeing him. I talked with the nurse, and since he was having some symptoms of a URI, I insisted that he be seen, not just given a shot.

We had to come back for his appt, and I had him weighed at that time. He had gained 5 ounces since 8/28, which seems like very little. I am also thinking that I had only fed him about 40 minutes before he was weighed, and he should have taken in at least 5 ounces. . . I'm trying not to worry, but it's not easy.

In the end, this must have been a reflux flare causing all of his symptoms, because his ears, nose and throat looked great, he had no swelling in the gums, so no teeth. He did great with his shot, no screaming or crying! His reflux seems better today, so hopefully we are back on track again.

Sep 18, 2008
baby quinn's mommy
Mom to a 3 year old baby girl with severe reflux: g-tube, nissen fundoplication. dx: RAD, failure to thrive, DGE, epilepsy, sleep apnea, paraesohphogeal hernia, high lactic acid there's more "unknown disease"... Hospitalized 12 times, PT graduate! ST graduate! OT graduate! Current Meds: singulair, zopeonex, pulmicort, reglan, Keppra, Trileptal, vitamin B6, Veramyst. Current weight: 34 lb. Current height: 39". g-tube dependent, oxygen 1-2LpM all day and night PIC: Ms. Quinn
I'm happy to hear that he is doing better. Reflux flare ups are no fun at all! I hope that he has a few good days or weeks before another flare up knocks him back down. I hate that part of the reflux roller coaster.
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