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Oct 17, 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.
mdbarbagallo - Prevacid Concentration?
I see in your signature that your LO is using Prevacid suspension. What is the concentration? How many milliliters does it take to get the 45mg into him? Also curious how the shelf life holds up, whether the solution seems to lose it's effectiveness over time?
Oct 17, 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.... :(
Hi there. Sebastian is on the equivalent of three ml capsules a day - equiv of one in the a.m. and two in the evening. He used to be on the actual capsules (one in a.m., 1 in p.m.), but then we had to switch when we went off food in July.

Jedd's mommy taught me all about how suspensions break down, so we have his prescription filled every two weeks. HOwever, this time the pharmacy refused (!!!! can they DO that??), so now I have it for 19 days. I haven't been able to tell if there is a difference yet because we are on day 14 right now. It is more costly to have it filled so frequently, but we have good insurance, so it only costs $15 twice a month.

Sebastian is on a pretty high dose, probably because he is a large kid who doesn't seem to be outgrowing his reflux. Thirty mg a day was plenty until about a month or so ago...

Hope this helps!!!

Oct 17, 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.... :(
Sorry - I forgot....he gets 5 ml in the a.m. and 10 ml in the p.m...but he spits out a good percentage of it. :(
Oct 20, 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.
Thank you!
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