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Oct 16, 2008
Neglect Older Child
I just wanted to post about my little boy nathan, he is my oldest and he doesn't have reflux, but I still fill bad, bc my husband works a weird shift and most of the time I am home a lot by myself. I spend so much time taking care of Kevin b/c of his reflux that I feel like I don't give enough time to Nathan. He usually does pretty well with play by himself, but sometime he just breaks my heart when he wants me to do something with him, but I can't b/c I am doing something for kevin! Just wanted to get that off my mind. Thanks
Oct 17, 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 now know how you feel, except i have the opposite problem. my oldest has reflux and my newborn does not. i feel horrible b/c the newborn is such an easy going baby it's easy to "forget" about her while dealing with emily and the tornado of issues she has. you're not alone in feeling this way! :)
Oct 17, 2008
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.
I had the same feeling when my youngest came around. Seemed like we were going to a different doctor every week and my oldest was drug along. I was very impatient with my oldest (ds) bc of the stress of taking care of a sick baby. I had to make all of her baby foods and felt like I was always doing stuff for her. I made it a point to take him somewhere like on a friday evening every once in a while. Things like walk around Target and get him a kids hot chocolate (for a $1) from starbucks. That seemed to help him but I was constantly overwhelmed with guilt. It does get better. I just wanted you to know you are not alone. HUGS
Oct 17, 2008
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I think u r doing what you have to do right now and that you are making the best of life for both of you.

If your DH is home on the weekend, maybe one of you can spend some special time with Nathan> Not sure it is feasible, just a suggestion.

Oct 17, 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.
You are not alone. We all feel that way. It is hard because our sick one needs all of our attention. Just do your best to give Nathan some special time and know that as soon as your little one is better things will get back to normal

Kids bounce back pretty well.

Oct 17, 2008
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 takes all of my time... I do not know how you can split it up.....I feel bad for our fur baby... (dog) I can only imagine another baby in the mix! pleases dont be too hard on yourself
Oct 17, 2008
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!
I felt the same way. We had to make huge effort to spend any time with our older daughter. She was old enough to understand but I'm sure she still felt left out. Just remind yourself that in the grand scheme of things, it will be ok. Nathan probably won't even remember. Hugs!
Oct 17, 2008
How old is Nathan? Can you take him to some classes/play areas or something where you can bring the baby also? Both my almost 3 year-old and my newborn have bad reflux. Maia (my toddler) is on Prevacid and has well-controlled reflux. The baby is another story right now. I have Maia in preschool 5 mornings a week (she loves it!), and I also bring her to the indoor play place, Pump It Up, the park, swim lessons, etc. in the afternoons. I figure that the baby is going to be fussy wherever we are, so Maia might as well be having fun in the meantime, KWIM? All of these places are loud, so a crying baby isn't really disrupting anyone else either.
Check with your
doctor first!