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Oct 05, 2008
maielise
Dr. Whitney visit-weekly update
hey ladies sorry I missed the weekly update post. Things are pretty crazy...as always. I have been nursing an ill husband and son, still working my 40 hours well almost, Dr's appointments, and all the usual stuff.

We took Julian to meet with Dr. Whitney on Tuesday and can I just say that she is wonderful! The whole staff was pretty awesome. She really took the time to listen to all our concerns and she asked us questions about Julian as a baby what type of symptoms he had and what not. We walked out of there feeling really comfortable and reassured.

She talked to us about a few possibilities of what can be causing him so much pain and trouble. EE was laid out on the table she also mentioned Celiacs?

She scheduled Julian for a Endoscopy for next week Thursday and took time to explain to him and to us what the test was going to be like. She says it will give her a clear picture as to what is going on in there and where we need to go from here. I am really looking forward to some answers.

I want for my son to be able to go to school for a full week! School has only been on for 6 weeks and he has missed 10 days. Despite that though he is doing really well in school recognizes all 26 upper case 20 lower case knows all 26 sounds. (we also had parent conferences this week) Counts well to 100 he is actually pretty good at counting backwards. He is a good citizen in class as well. He still needs help with sight words and getting going on reading.

Never the less we are very proud of the progress he has made so far. My husband is finally understanding why I felt it was important to keep him in kinder one more year.

This week we have been battling the reflux monster with everything from sour burbs, tummy aches, nausea, barking cough, not being able to sleep and now the new one little man just does not want to eat. I don't blame him, lately everything makes him sick with pain and throwing up. He is very cautious as to what he eats. I must say the barking is gone, now his cough just sounds really congested, mucousy. Why is that?

I am really hopeful that with Dr. Whitney we can come up with a good game plan and get him on track and gain some of that weight we have lost. In the mean time we have put him on pediasure with fiber I am just thankful that he actually is tolerating them very well so far we are on day 3 and he loves them. Recently we have been having poop issues hence the fiber part.

Well that is it for us. I have been sneaking in a few reads here and there at work but cant really post from there. I just want you all to know once again how grateful I am that I found you and I include each and everyone of you in my prayers :)

G'night

Oct 05, 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.
I am so happy that you like your doctor and that you will be getting his test so soon! I know you will get some answers and be down the road to recovery before you know it!
Oct 05, 2008
mommyto2
BRANDON-Zantac and Bethanacol; Neocate formula, 2 sets of ear tubes, Adnoids removed, Vasomotor Rhinits, Asthma. Currently on: Xyzal, Omnaris, Flovent and Xopenex,
AUBREY-Zegerid 2x a day, Soy Milk, Tubes put in and adnoids removed (11-7), Hypotonia, ECI therapy for low muscle tone throughout trunk and hips, oral motor issues and sensory integration issues, delayed speech, Teething, probiotics
PICTURE: Aubrey in her cute cat outfit. If you look you can see how her right foot turns in. She walks that way as well. It is not as exaggerated in the morning's but gets worse in the evenings. This was after her nap.
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Where do you live and where is Dr. Whitney. We see a Dr. Whitney in Dallas and I love her!
Oct 05, 2008
mom2halleyann
Donnessa, mom to Halley born 3/10/07
Reflux (mostly) resolved at 14 months
and Addison born 8/17/09. Currently exclusively bf and on 7.5mg Prevacid
Jen, if memory serves, it is the same Dr. Whitney.
Oct 05, 2008
mom2halleyann
Donnessa, mom to Halley born 3/10/07
Reflux (mostly) resolved at 14 months
and Addison born 8/17/09. Currently exclusively bf and on 7.5mg Prevacid
So glad you are finally getting headed in the right direction! He sounds so smart - it's incredible that he's doing so well in school with not feeling well. I hope that the testing goes well.

PS - don't envy you on taking care of the sick baby er...husband.

Oct 05, 2008
maielise
Jen,

We see Dr. Whitney in Plano. We live in Carrollton so we are not to far from her.

My biggest and littlest baby are finally feeling better! Thank God!

We are definitely very pleased with Julians progress in school we were really worried that we may have to put him in a Montessori or explore the possibility of a learning disability, last year we just really had a hard time with him and he made very little progress.

I guess maybe he just wasn't ready for school last year. We are off to a good start, I hope we keep going at a good pace. He really enjoys being at school, we just have a hard time with homework...grr! I guess I can't blame him there I was never one for homework either!

Hope everyone has a had a great weekend and are doing well.

Oct 05, 2008
mommyto2
BRANDON-Zantac and Bethanacol; Neocate formula, 2 sets of ear tubes, Adnoids removed, Vasomotor Rhinits, Asthma. Currently on: Xyzal, Omnaris, Flovent and Xopenex,
AUBREY-Zegerid 2x a day, Soy Milk, Tubes put in and adnoids removed (11-7), Hypotonia, ECI therapy for low muscle tone throughout trunk and hips, oral motor issues and sensory integration issues, delayed speech, Teething, probiotics
PICTURE: Aubrey in her cute cat outfit. If you look you can see how her right foot turns in. She walks that way as well. It is not as exaggerated in the morning's but gets worse in the evenings. This was after her nap.
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It is the same Dr. Whitney. She just opened an office in Plano (well several months ago). I am so glad you went to see her and liked her. I hope she can get you some answers. Glad he is doing well in school too!!!
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