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Sep 22, 2008
Our 1 year old daughter has silent reflux, hypotonia as well as benign external hydrocephalus. We are currently weaning onto whole milk (we'll see if it works) and she is also on Prevacid 15mg per day.
OT/ Vax Issues
So today we take Keira to her 1 year apt. Turns out she doesn't get the MMR till 15 months of age. When I happened to mention wanting to spread that out the doctor said that their office considers it cruelity to children!?!? Ok I'm not happy about her getting shots spread out but I also don't want to worry about autism or mercury issues. I think that's a lot to have given at once JMO. Sheesh thanks for making me feel like a child abuser. :( So she got her Prevnar and Hep A shots today. And he says we can try whole milk now. That will be a big test w/ reflux! ;)
Sep 22, 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.
Wow, we get snide comments from the doctors for wanting to spread out vaccinations, but never one that outright accused us of being abusive!

I'd encourage you to hang in there, and stand your ground, if that is where your heart is. There are most certainly some unanswered questions about vaccines out there, and some of the most respected pediatricians are willing to work with parents (Dr. Sears), and encourage other practioners to offer alternative schedules.

Hopefully the milk trial will go well, keep us posted.

Sep 22, 2008
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!
cruelty? ok....I think we all have different opinions on the whole vax thing, but I don't think any of it is cruel. that's a bit dramatic isn't it. We're all just moms doing what we think is best. Don't let it get to you...too much any way :)
Sep 22, 2008
Our 1 year old daughter has silent reflux, hypotonia as well as benign external hydrocephalus. We are currently weaning onto whole milk (we'll see if it works) and she is also on Prevacid 15mg per day.
Yeah it's just that he said "cruelty to children". That REALLY upset me. I've done everything in my complete power through this whole freakin year to make Keira as pain free and as comfy as possible through reflux, external hydrocephalus and whatever else was thrown her way and to say that just ticked me the heck off! :P GRRRRR. I love Dr. Sears- I mean I don't love how he makes you feel that if you don't b/f you're not helping your kid but besides that I respect him. I think his attachment parenting is great advice for parents and he has a lot of info about reflux.
Sep 22, 2008
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
That is ridiculous! It is your decision. they don't make you sign for vaccines for no reason!!! Dr Sears vaccination book offers a good alt schedule.
Sep 22, 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.
in our state the MMR is given @ one year of age. Coy got 4 shots @ his one year appointment :( he was over it in like 5 mintues though. Do you give tylenol before the appointment? best advice i ever got. anyway, as long as you follow the schedule and give the shots within the timeline (12-15 mo & 4-6 yrs ) then you are all set. if you give it @ different times then it is really ineffective at preventing these diseases. DTAP is given @ 15 mo. so you might want to schedule the MMR @ say 13.5 mo. if you want to spread them out...
Sep 22, 2008
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site:
Your Dr would think we are relly cruel then.....LOL

Jedd;s still no tup to schedule yet....his are very spread out due to all his "issues" ...LOL

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