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Oct 11, 2008
mdbarbagallo
Melissa - Mommy to Sebastian, born 9/28/07 @ 7 lbs 7 oz and 20.75 in. At docs at 12 months: 27 pounds and 32 in! Good grief! GERD - currently on Prevacid suspension (liquid equivalent of 45 mg a day). Allergic to dairy, soy, eggs, wheat, all treenuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, peas, sesame, bananas, barley, coconut, dust, dust mite, dog, cat, latex. Seasonal allergies. Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS). Neocate only - no solids - until further notice (drinks and loves water, too). Loves his doggie, our rescued Treeing Walker Coonhound, Louise, even though he is allergic to her. Louise will make your doctor a homemade pie if you would like her to. PHOTO: We couldn't do a cake on Sebastian's birthday, but that didn't stop him from tossing around the contents of a big bowl of popcorn! He now tries to eat it when we play with popcorn, so no more of that game.... :(
Any tips on how to force feed Sebastian his Prevacid?
I swear, he never used to be this bad. It started when I had to give him Augmentin for his last ear infection. He started getting MAD and screaming, clamping his mouth shut, etc whenever I came near him with the syringe. He will NOT take anything by spoon (I guess he doesn't really get it because I am sure by now he has forgotten he ever used a spoon), and he is SO DETERMINED NOT TO GET MEDS IN HIS MOUTH. What I do right now because nothing else is sit on him, holding his arms down. You can imagine how much he loves this. I have to hold his head with one hand and shoot his medicine in with the other...all five 2 ml syringes twice a day (well, only 3 syringes in the morning). I have tried the big syringes, the tiny syringes, cups, etc. NO LUCK. With the current ste up, he spits a huge amount of the meds out, even though I try everything - I blow in his face so he has to swallow, I shoot it in the pocket of his cheek, I pry his clamped teeth open...IT SUCKS. Yesterday, he actually was playing so I decided to see if he would take "sips" of the Prevacid...and he did...for four of the five syringes. Then I had to hold him down again.

He really doesn't mind the taste of the medicine (I guess anything tastes better than Neocate). I think it is a control issue for him.

Any tips? The current arrangement is pretty crappy....

Oct 11, 2008
shellpebbles
Gross Motor Delays (upper body) and reflux
Is his prevaid liquid? Noah takes the dissolving pill and likes that much better than liquid. We also put some of his nasty tasting meds in applesauce with blueberries to had the taste.
Oct 11, 2008
mollysmom
Connor 11/22/02
Grace 7/2/04 reflux free now!
Molly 7/10/07 the reason I'm here!
If you think it is a control issue and not taste, I have one idea for you. Molly doesn't like to be spoon fed anymore, so I try to let her do it herself most of the time. But usually in the morning I am in a huge rush to get my older kids to kindergarten/pre-school so I like to feed her to cut down on time and mess. When she really gives me a hard time I use her Elmo doll and pretend he is feeding her. I hold the doll in front of me with the spoon in my hand with Elmo's hand and talk in a stupid Elmo voice. I usually also give her a clean spoon and let her "feed" Elmo. It has worked everytime so far! But now she asks for Elmo everytime we sit down to eat. Maybe if you tried that with a stuffed animal Sebastian likes to play with, and an extra syringe he would take it better.
Oct 11, 2008
slimfast13
This is our dd, Alessandra. Dx with GER 10/07. Ran the gamut with meds and now done with them (crossed fingers). Using magnesium, probiotics and prebiotic supplements. With the exception of teething and general sassy attitude, all is well now. They really CAN grow out of it!
We're having this too, though it's better than it used to be. This is probably a stupid question, but will something hold his attention above his head? I do that with a toy and usually can get most of the meds in without too much of a tantrum. Or I know they do have the med dispensing bottles now at some drugstores (wish I'd seen them sooner). I'll bet you've tried it all already, so I'll just keep the fingers crossed that he gets over it soon!
Oct 11, 2008
engin117
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Might seem a very silly question, but will Sebastian hold the syringe and suck on it himself, without any help? Meggy will do this, but if I try to put meds in her mouth she refuses.

At first to get her used to it, I would give her a syringe of water and she would suck and play with it. She also teethes on them. So now she thinks syringes are treats. She refuses the Ultracare in a cup but will take it in a syringe.

Oct 11, 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.
Is it possible to use the solutabs? They are so much easier.

Not sure what he can tolerate but I always crush her other meds and put them in applesauce. Then I mix it and put colorful sprinkles on it and she eats it herself.

I know your lo is allergic to many things but something in this vein might help.

Does he take a paci? They sell pacifiers that you can put medicine in.

Oct 11, 2008
nicholasmom
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.
I hide meds in the juice in the sippy cup-not sure if this will work for you-depends what he can drink.
Oct 11, 2008
mdbarbagallo
Melissa - Mommy to Sebastian, born 9/28/07 @ 7 lbs 7 oz and 20.75 in. At docs at 12 months: 27 pounds and 32 in! Good grief! GERD - currently on Prevacid suspension (liquid equivalent of 45 mg a day). Allergic to dairy, soy, eggs, wheat, all treenuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, peas, sesame, bananas, barley, coconut, dust, dust mite, dog, cat, latex. Seasonal allergies. Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS). Neocate only - no solids - until further notice (drinks and loves water, too). Loves his doggie, our rescued Treeing Walker Coonhound, Louise, even though he is allergic to her. Louise will make your doctor a homemade pie if you would like her to. PHOTO: We couldn't do a cake on Sebastian's birthday, but that didn't stop him from tossing around the contents of a big bowl of popcorn! He now tries to eat it when we play with popcorn, so no more of that game.... :(
Thanks, ladies! I appreciate the feedback! I wish we could do the solutabs, but Sebastian is too allergic to milk, and they have lactose in them (he reacts to trace amounts). Since he is off all food until December or later, we also can't hide them in food or juice (sadly). So we have Neocate and water to work with. This kid has always refused a paci except for about three weeks when he was maybe three months old.

Tonight, I pretended I was sucking out of the syringe. I also made slurping/brainsucking noise, and he liked that. It wasn't too much of a battle. I will see what works tomorrow, but at leats we had success with him copying me! Hooray!!

Oct 13, 2008
zack'smom
Zack born 09/28/07 @ 31 weeks. Dx silent reflux @ 6 mo. Now not so silent. Switched to Elecare @ 9 mo. On Prevacid 15mg 1x daily. Looking to stop the puke and gain some lbs.
Puke stopped about 24 months and he's learning to eat...very slowly.
Still on prevacid and periactin.
Dang, our kids have a lot more in common than just a birthday. Fortunately we are able to do the solutab even with an MSPI, but Z does those pretty well. I wake up at 5 and shoot it in while he's sleeping...swallowing just happens..has it been spit back at me...yeah, but not most of the time. Antibiotics are the worst, though. Z gags and throws them all up...he pretty much gags at the sight of the syringe. I don't think it's a control thing, though, I jsut think his oral aversion is THAT bad. Anyway, give it a shot while he's asleep...I wake up at 5, give him the Prev. and we both go back to sleep for an hour, then I feed him at 6. I hope something works...good luck!
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