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Dec 22, 2008
Liz, mom to Donnie 12/2005
Surgery for Pyloric Stenosis at 5 weeks old
GERD since 4 weeks old
Colic until 13 weeks old
Delayed Gastric Emptying
Surgery for Tubes and Adenoidectomy at 14 months old
Anemic since 9 month check
Febrile Seizures
Speech Therapy
MEDS: Zyrtec, Nasonex, Xopenex,
Vitamins with iron, and back on Prevacid as of 12/2008
Back on prevacid
We took Donnie into the pediatrician today because of his congestion and the sore throat he had last night. I mentioned the reflux issues he has been having and she said I was good to notice the symptoms, lol. She said she really believed this was from reflux and that his throat was burning last night because it looked fine today. The congestion she also believes is from reflux because he has no runny nose. She put him on a 12 week trial of Prevacid and if it does help all of his symtpoms (congestion, night waking, hiccups, tummy upset, etc.) then he will most likely stay on it. She also thinks that if we get his reflux back under control then the other will be in check as well. So that is where we are at! -Liz
Dec 22, 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!
Oh, I know that's not what you wanted to hear :( At least he's smart enough to tell you where he's hurting and now it's not as big of a guessing game. Hugs!
Dec 23, 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.
Hope it relieves his symptoms.
Dec 23, 2008
MegaMan's mom
me too!!
Just wanted to add that my son will be 3 in Jan and we recetnly had to put him back on that crappy med prevacid. We have a love/hate relationship with it.
Dec 23, 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.
so glad you have such a great pedi! and so sorry you have to go through that again. those symptoms do sound a lot like reflux. have they consider any other testing, since he had the pyloric stenosis? i remember reading somewhere that most kids that have reflux past the age of 2 have an underlaying cause. just curious, b/c it seems to be that way with emily. he is such a handsome little boy btw!
Check with your
doctor first!