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Sep 23, 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.
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Nicholas' mom -OT
I saw that you had posted to my question on aspiration. Thank you. It is so scary to hear that and not know what is going on in there.

I agree that Nicholas and Ethan look a bit alike. If you don't mind me asking, what is his ethnicity? I am white, and Ethan's daddy is from India.

I read your update, and I'd just like to say that you have my sympathy on the stay at home dad deal. My husband, I'm afraid would be far more lost! Hopefully the Neocate and thickener will help.

Sep 23, 2008
nicholas'smom
Nicholas is a melting pot! I am white (French, Italian, Polish, British, Scottish) and dh is mixed (African-American, American Indian and Italian). Nobody can ever quite tell what nationality my husband is when they see him. He has been mistaken for Spanish, just Italian and the one that cracked me up the most and annoyed him, Samoan. :) I always joke if we adopt a little Chinese baby and an Eskimo, we'll have the UN. Happy 5 month bday to Ethan. Nicholas had his last week. Soon it'll be 1/2 a year. It's a catch 22 because I want him to hurry up and outgrow all the reflux and pulmonary issues but I don't want to rush his infancy by. I have to keep reminding myself to just enjoy him. As far as dh being stay at home dad, though I get frustrated at times and have to let give in on some issues because I'm not the one always there, he's a great dad and he loves me and our boys, so we are very lucky (sappy-sorry). Just need to remind myself of this when I get frustrated. :)
Sep 23, 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
Both of your boys are cuties! I love biracial (and tri, quad ect lol) kiddos. They are so precious. it seems they always get all the cutest features from each group. Even though Cooper's just plain caucasian, I still think hes pretty cute too! I feel so glad that Cooper is doing better, but it is still sad that hes not a tiny baby anymore, so I kwym renee.
Sep 24, 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.
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I'm also in the same place of wanting him to grow up and hopefully out of some of these problems, but really wanting to have my cuddly baby around. I have to say, the past few weeks he has continued to "come alive" and is so much fun. He imitates everything, including trying to drink from our cups, gets into our food, and has to help feed himself. Its a mess, but I like that he is trying new things.

It does sound like you have a melting pot. I worked with a girl who had a very mixed racial background, and people assumed she was Mexican, and would speak Spanish to her, which she did not speak. lol

Sep 24, 2008
nicholasmom
Yes, Mollybeth, Cooper is definitely a cutie too!!!
Check with your
doctor first!