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Oct 14, 2008
Aversion and Mylanta ????'s
Prestyn absolutely refuses any food that I put in his mouth. I have tried to hold his hands down and force it in but he gags and vomits instantly. He will take anything liquid w/o consistancy by bottle or cup fine. Do you think this is an aversion that should be dealt with now instead of waiting until their 1 yr check the middle of Dec? I have mentioned this to their pedi and showed him the gagging. He said there was a possibility that they were not interested b/c of their prematurity and age. That was 4 mths ago. It only gets worse and does not improve.

Avary's right ear got infected 2 wks after his tubes surgery and it is getting worse. They are going to have to go in and replace the tube thats only been there 2 mths. For the last week he has been in extreme pain (crying out in his sleep, refusing his bottle, screaming if the right side of his head is touched, etc.) I know something is wrong b/c he hardly ever cries. I end up giving Motrin and Tylenol a majority of the day. The Motrin is upsetting his tummy and reflux bad. Do you think I should give him the Mylanta daily too until I get him off of the Motrin? We see the ENT again Wed to schedule his and Prestyn's surgery. They are going to have to replace Prestyn's right tube also b/c his ear is bleeding and has pushed the tube cross ways in the canal. It seems we haven't had the wonderful results with these tubes but without them they had a constant infection for 2 mths. The even did not clear up with the numerous Roephin shots that now Avary has an allergy too.

What would you suggest in the 2 situations? Carla

Oct 14, 2008
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 not an expert but it seems odd that both kids would be having trouble with their tubes so quickly. I might question the competency of the ENT. I know insurance is probably a factor but do you think your ped. could recommend another ENT? IMHO. Is he on antibiotics to clear the infection?

Yes, Mylanta would probably help his tummy. Oh poor babies. I hope they feel better soon.

Oct 14, 2008
Kathryn, Pager Volunteer and mommy to Emily Mia 02/04/07. 3 years old with GERD. 30mg Prevacid and Pepcid AC. Mylanta needed for flares. Failed prilosec med switch. Tried and failed many med weans but GERD and pain are well controlled. Functional constipation. Reoccurring SBBO. Suspected IBD or autoimmune disease. Resolved issues: MSPI, CSID (acquired), Stage 2 kidney reflux, Chronic diarrhea.
Audrey Meadow 06/20/08. born 34/35 weeks. Still b/f and eats everything! ftt and chronic constipation.
i would bet that a lot of his eating aversion is due to his ear aches. when i was little i had constant ear infections and was super skinny b/c i never ate. now that's not true for all kids but it is a consideration to think about and ask your doctor about. But also consider this too; many kids start solids after a year old and eat just fine. honestly, b/c he has reflux i would get him evaluated asap and find out what's "normal" for him.

in reguards to mylanta, make sure you give it 1 hour after tylonol or motrin. if you are piggy backing both tylonol and motrin *i* would give motrin first, wait an hour, give mylanta. wait an hour then give tylonol. you may not need to give mylanta after tylenol. but ask your dr if this is okay.

have they ever checked his blood to see if the ear infections may be viral and not bacterial? I don't even know if a viral ear infection would last that long but viral ones won't clear up with antbx- maybe ask the ENT about it?
Check with your
doctor first!