These are from the American Partnersip for Eosinphilic Disorders(APFED) and Campaign Urging Reasearch for Eosinophilic Disease(CURED) the top EE foundations. They always make me cry:(
Oct 08, 2008stickybean I am Jacky, mommy to Joslyn Olivia (April 2008) and Katelyn Isabel (November 2009). Joslyn was dx'ed with Silent Reflux with breath apnea at 5 days old. VERY SCARY! Katelyn is a spitter reflux baby. Started at 3 days old as well. (Both were/are breast fed.. symptoms came on when my milk came in). Joslyn has been reflux free since she was 12 months (suffered poor weight gain for a few months) and Katelyn is now on Zantac... waiting to see if it works.
wonderful video! I cried!
Oct 08, 2008kubicki5 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.
Very touching. There are no words.....thank you for sharing.
Oct 08, 2008lorenzomama 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.
Thanks for those -- they are beautiful. I also just read your story...I know that everyone does what needs to be done in whatever situation they find themselves in, but you are living what few of us can even imagine and I just wanted to recognize all that you have done, and will continue to do to for your family. You are one strong woman.
Wow. Thank you so much, there are no words to tell how much that means to me...(((hugs)))
Oct 08, 2008jedd'smommy 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: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jedd
In tears here as well....
I never take for granted every single day that our journey could be much worse. Yeah, we've been through alot but God has blessed us with a much easier path than sooo many other families and children.
Some people don't understand when DH and I say we are thankful for what is wrong with Jedd...it sounds strange for a parent to say. But we do, and we mean it.
Thanks, for the reminder Jessica......from the bottom of my heart.
I think you have been through a lot with Jedd, Jess, dont think otherwise, with his heart, hypospadias,and his feeding struggles, and you have been a wonderful mother and advocate for him... Hugs
There is always someone having a tougher time, I am thankful as well.
Oct 08, 2008maggiemom 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!
It's terrible what so many kids have to go through (as well as the parents/family). I've never been more thankful to have healthy kids as I've been since finding pager and learning about all these issues.
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Thank you for sharing. I found these on a myspace page as well for eosinophillic disorders and it made me cry too.
It is true that people cannot understand what we are going through till they experience it themselves, and even then everyone is different.
I have had stomach problems for as long as I can remember but nothing to this extent. I did not even know these disorders existed until my Meggy was born and began to experience tremendous pain.