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Oct 19, 2008
alex's mom
Alex was dx with silent reflux at 3 weeks old. Previously on Prevacid SoluTabs 15mg daily, now on trial of no medication. Was thought to have oral aversion, saw feeding specialist who says he's just not interested in food--no aversion at all. Slowly coming around to food. 15 months, 19lbs, 7 oz.
vomiting and diarrhea
Hi Moms! I figured someone would have a good tip for me. My son Alex has some signs of oral aversion. We are working on getting him into OT but he doesn't take his bottle or eats food very well. Today he is sick with vomiting and diarrhea (stomach virus I think). My concern is that he already doesn't eat very well, so now with the vomiting and diarrhea, how do I keep him hydrated or even fed? I have given him some plain white rice and he has thrown that up. Any ideas? I have tried Pedialyte and he hates the taste! He will only drink water, so I'm trying to just give him small sips so he doesn't throw it up. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks so much and I hope everyone is having a great weekend!
Oct 19, 2008
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.
Have you tried the pedialyte ice pops?? Don't know if they taste any better, but he may like it in popsicle form-or maybe even a regular popsicle if he can tolerate them. Poor baby!
Oct 19, 2008
Aurora born March 17, 2007
3 years, 8 months old
Weighs 25.8 lbs
8 lbs 11 oz at birth.
Recovered Chronic Projectile Vomiter
Prevacid Free since September 08
Egg allergy diagnosed Jan 26/09
Has a Pectus Excavatum
Has an Epipen
oh no, sorry to hear he is sick. Is he on formula, milk or breastfed? Cup or bottle? If he's on a cup I would leave a cup of water and a cup of his milk/formula out for him. And also try to give it to him yourself periodically. Water is good, but you could also try a runny milkshake....maybe try using a straw if that would be a novelty for him. If he's feeling really crummy, don't worry too much about pushing the solids, not good to do with an orally averse child anyway....just try to keep him hydrated. Don't worry about his weight at this point. I recently went through an illness with Rory where she lost a lb in 4 days, but she gained it back very quickly. Watch for the telltale signs of dehydration, and take him in to be seen if you suspect he is becoming dehydrated. Other suggestions (which don't always work for the difficult feeders) would be the pedialyte freezer pops, popsicles, ice cream, sugar water...I have no doubt you're trying everything you can. I hope he feels better soon, and good luck with getting him to an OT. I know how difficult oral aversion can be. HUGS.
Oct 19, 2008
Tracey, mom to Katie. Diagnosed with reflux at 3 weeks and put on Zantac. At 8 months old she was removed from Zantac as it was giving her migraines, currently on Prevacid. Switched to Elecare since she is not gaining weight; trialing solids after being off for a month. Geneticist said reason she isn't gaining weight is she is stubborn. Upcoming appts.: Neurologist for developmental delay and EGD scheduled for September. She is one funny baby!
Hi there! I just wanted to say that Katie has had food aversions and was starting to overcome them and got sick with a sinus infection and stopped eating outright. The ER gave her 100 oz. of IV fluid to last her awhile and once she got better she seemed to actually eat better. We were very scared that her infection would lead to more aversions but it didn't seem to happen. Hope he feels better soon!!
Oct 19, 2008
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:
Have you tried different flavors of Pedialtye. or Maybe juice watered down??? I would also use a sryinge that way you can give small amounts at a time. That's what we do when Jedd is ill. As long as you get about 2 oz (depending on weight and age) of fluid in per hour hydration should be okay for a bit on that.
Oct 20, 2008
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.
I make Z's bottles with the clear Pedialyte when he's sick. instead of water. He takes it fine (if it stays down) and helps hydrates him...we also freeze the clear pedialyte because Z loves ice cubes in his mesh feeder!
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