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Jan 13, 2009
mommy2max&lucy
Patti, mom to Max (3/04) with EE and chronic sinus issues; Lucy (6/07) with reflux
So tired of the word virus :)
Thanks for all the suggestions you all posted below regarding the sporadic vomitting and diarreah. The saga continues...we are now on day 13 of vomitting (mostly in the morning) and now Lucy won't eat anything and she is only drinking about 8 ounces a day the past two days. We still have one or two wet diapers a day so the ped said not to worry about it. She also started with a cough and fever yesterday...it was up to 103, but now is back down to 101. The ped told me that she thinks she had a GI virus and now has a cold virus on top of it. I am just not buying it. I am not really sure why I am posting...I guess I am just wondering what others would do? I was thinking pneumonia, but the ped said her lungs sounded fine. Is it possible to have pneumonia and still have lungs sound okay on exam? Would an xray be overdoing it? Thanks!
Jan 13, 2009
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.
this is in regard to my husband. He was just released from the hospital for pnuemonia. They heard nothing in his lungs, but I just KNEW. I begged for a chest x ray...basically his entire right lung was full (therefor no gurgling sound)...I don't want to scare you, but the doc came in and said "I owe you lunch"...he really didn't think it was pnuemonia and it ended up being HUGE! This time of year, I dont think it's being overcautious...after all, it's just an xray...quick and painless. I hope it's nothing!
Jan 13, 2009
emibug
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 would say go for it! Emily had a 103 fever that wouldn't go down for anything. she had horrible diarehea for 2 weeks at that point. We went to the ER, Her urine and blood labs came back all within normal ranges so the ER doc was going to send us away with just the Dx of a GI virus that caused fever, vomiting and dehydration. Then he suggested a chest xray. he had told me during the exam her lungs sounded fine- so i told him i didn't think it was necessary but went along with it anyways- it came back that she had pneumonia in her left lung. so it is possible!!

although i hope it's not- it might be worth a look since she is vomiting
Jan 13, 2009
rissaroo
Picture: This is what happens when you raise a kid on health food and they get ahold of a Coke! Bad mom, that soda is NOT on the reflux diet.
UPDATE: Isaiah is now 12 and off meds! He is doing great, eating again and hopefully will be catching up in the growing department. I am still in the "hoping it sticks" phase, but we're so happy that he's better!
I think I'd insist on the x-ray, or at least keep looking for what's wrong. That sounds like an awful long time to be that sick! My 9 yr old had pneumonia last summer, and her pedi. was telling us how difficult it can be to hear it sometimes. She actually made Sarah run up and down the hall a few times and then listened again, which made a huge difference. That and the fact that her o2 sats went way down whenever she lay flat were the only reason they didn't miss it...anyway, if you're feeling like it's something more I'd talk to her doctor again and let her know how you feel. I hope she's better very soon!
Jan 13, 2009
mom2adriane&morgan
Adriane Reese 05/16/07; seemingly healthy when born; diagnosed with MSPI, severe Reflux, Apnea, Ashtma, Epilepsy, and severe food allergies(rice, corn, milk, soy, eggs, oats, wheat, beef, chicken, squash, pumpkin, avocado, etc.);On apnea monitor, seems to be tolerating RCF w/carbohydrate mixed in; on Zyrtec, Xopenex, Prevacid
We had an awful experience last year with the dehydration and the pneumonia. The nurse line kept saying that as long as she has wet diapers we were okay. She was still having them but turned gray colored and had no tears and was sleeping constantly. When we got in there they couldn't believe how dehydrated she was. Yet a lab tech guy had seen her that morning.

Last winter, about this time, A was having a terrible time with her asthma. She had a horrible fever and we took her in. They said the breathing problem was the combination of her asthma and fever. I will make this short and leave out most of the scary parts. They did all kinds of test and said that she had a UTI. They gave her a bag of rocephin and discharged us. We didn't make it out of the parking lot before we turned around and I took her back in. They figured out that she had a different strain of RSV so it didn't show up on the normal RSV test. She had pneumonia! We were there for more than 3 weeks. If I were you I would ask for an x-ray to rule it out.

Jan 13, 2009
maggiemom
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 totally get what you're saying. I always said that "colic" was a catch all word when the doc didn't know what else to say. Now I feel that way about "virus". I think if they can't pinpoint what it is, they say "virus" and "let it run it's course". I don't know that it's their fault, I think there's just so much out there now, the docs really don't know sometime. So sorry your little one is having trouble :)
Jan 13, 2009
maggiemom
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, sorry, I'd def. do the xray even if it's just for peace of mind.
Jan 13, 2009
mommy2max&lucy
Patti, mom to Max (3/04) with EE and chronic sinus issues; Lucy (6/07) with reflux
THanks!
Thanks, everyone! This gave me the push I needed to ask for an xray. I figure it is a pretty painless way to put my mind at ease. We have an appointment tomorrow morning
Jan 13, 2009
maggiemom
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 figure there's so many people that don't have the resources available. You might as well take advantage if you can. Mother's intuition is a wonderful thing too. Let us know!
Check with your
doctor first!