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Sep 30, 2008
Adriane Reese 05/16/07; seemingly healthy when born; diagnosed with MSPI, severe Reflux, Apnea, Ashtma, Epilepsy, and severe food allergies(rice, corn, milk, soy, eggs, oats, wheat, beef, chicken, squash, pumpkin, avocado, etc.);On apnea monitor, seems to be tolerating RCF w/carbohydrate mixed in; on Zyrtec, Xopenex, Prevacid
development questions
A has started banging her head a lot more. Is this just her way of telling us she is frustrated? She will do it all the time. She used to do it sometimes when she was throwing a fit or whatever. Then she started doing it anytime she was told no but now she is doing it all the time. She will just walk up to the cabinet and bang her head. I don't know what to think about this. She is so limited in her vocab (momma, baby, mama for Morgan, and maybe bottle because she likes to feed her babies). Is this why she does this?
Sep 30, 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.
for some kids it is a self soothing mechanism.
Sep 30, 2008
Lorenzo b.4/25/07 1 week in NICU w/ aspirate pneumonia from a reflux episode; diagnosed GERD at 9weeks; Used Zantac for 5months. Currently using Chinese Medicine and Craniosacral Therapy. GERD, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sensory Processing Disorder. Ask me about breastfeeding a refluxer! Pic: day 5 in the NICU.
It's not uncommon, as I understand it, both as a form of expressing frustration and of self-soothing (some kids do it to get themselves to sleep, believe it or not...). As long as she is not hurting herself in the act of it, it is usually considered something they will grow out of. Two things that we found helpful with unwanted reactions to frustration were 1) teaching sign language, and 2) teaching other ways of expressing anger and frustration, like stomping feet, biting a pillow, etc. It is also helpful to identify the trigger events and times (like being denied something they want, or being tired or overstimulated) and stepping in to either divert attention, remedy the situation, or encourage a different response. Good luck -- I know it is really upsetting to watch, but know that it doesn't have anything to do with anything you have done. Some kids just choose that reaction, others choose biting, some scream or cry, some withdraw -- but every child has to have some means of dealing with the frustration that is inherent in being a toddler. It is their job to test limits and experiment with the way things feel, what they can do and how people react, so needless to say, they have A LOT to be frustrated and angry about....
Sep 30, 2008
Chris: Mom to Rayna Marie our little miracle born June 13, 2007. 7lbs 12oz. Diagnosed with GERD after ph probe at 5 weeks. Current weight 21lbs 8 oz. Prevacid 8ml in a.m. 2% milk
Rayna does it also at times. she'll walk up to something & I tell her no, it will hurt but she'll look at me hit her head on whatever and say ow. Guess she just need to see for herself. She'll also turn around in circles, stop, then laugh when she feels dizzy.
Sep 30, 2008
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!
Katie did it when she had headaches.
Sep 30, 2008
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
I was going to post the same thing....Elyse has been banging her head foe awhile now but it is getting more frequent. My first thought with her was headaches, but now she does it even when she is not acting frustrated...she will even laugh or smile at us. I wonder if it started as a frustration thing and then when it got a reaction she started doing it for attn. Maybe that is what Adriane is doing.
Sep 30, 2008
Renee, mother to Nicholas, born 4/18/08 with silent reflux, moderate laryngomalacia, Sandifer's Syndrome& suspected MSPI. On Neocate, Simply Thick and Prevacid. Also mother to Nathan, born 12/06/06, who had mild reflux the first few months.
My eldest did it for a while, then it subsided. It is my understanding that it is quite common and I believe they do it to soothe themselves (which is hard to figure-but kids do some strange stuff!)
Check with your
doctor first!