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Oct 14, 2008
catherinesmom
Catherine, 24-weeker, released from NICU on Zantac. Soon had NG tube due to FTT and GERD. Increasing oral defensiveness, now 100% tube fed after 4mths at home. Currently on breastmilk only, and still puking all the time. Mom just started Dr. Sears Elimination Diet.
Less Pain = Less Vomiting?
I'm needing some clarification on how to know when the reflux medication is sufficient to control the pain. Our feeding specialist tells me that when the pain is under control, the vomiting should be less frequent. Yet all the information on the individual drugs has a disclaimer that it will not necessarily stop vomiting.

How do you gauge for your kids? When I see a grimace on DD's face, then I know she's hurting, but otherwise, how can I tell if the reflux pain is under control? Will the vomiting really decrease?

Oct 14, 2008
jedd'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
Not true in our case Even when Jedd's reflux was totally under control he still vomitted TONS and I mena TONS!!!! bucket fulls. for us we gauged how he rected when he puked. If he could puke and barely have a reaction like arching or screaming then we knew the meds were working.

He could literally puke and not complain at all....LOL

He still vomits now at least once per day adn his relfux is completely under control.

Oct 14, 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.
not true. It controls the acid so that the vomiting doesn't hurt...but it most certainly does not stop the vomiting...just ask my washing machine..it gets a LOT of use...same with my carpet cleaner. The vomiting is from the valve between the stomach and the esophogus not being mature or having an imperfection that allows food to pass too easily. Most kids grow out of it, but some need surgery to correct it.
Oct 14, 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
I agree with the pps. I saw absolutely no decrease in the vomiting at all after my dd's Prevacid kicked in. It just didn't hurt her any more. Her vomiting finally started slowing down after she was sitting up more on her own and eating more solid foods (around 8 or 9 months).
Oct 14, 2008
stickybean
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.
Joslyn still refluxes up and down on meds. It just does not seem to hurt her anymore
Oct 14, 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.... :(
I know allt he research says otherwise, but I swear Sebastian started vomiting and spitting up less once his reflux was under control. However, we also believe that his issues are food related, so I think once he started healing inside (way down) and once we got his environmental allergies a bit more under control (we moved to a new house and tore out the carpet, then banned the dog from the top floor), his reflux seemed to be much less troublesome.
Oct 15, 2008
mom2coy
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.
not true. reflux medications do not control vomit just the acid. for us we have more puke when the pain is under control. he spits up with ease while when it hurts he swallows it back down (silent reflux.. but i call it invisible reflux). mine is off meds and still vomiting @ 13 mo. sometimes it bothers him and sometimes it does not.
Check with your
doctor first!