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Jan 22, 2009
Working moms plea
I had to quit my job when my first son was a refluxer. Our babysitter at the time OD'd him on meds.He stopped breathing and she never called 911. Now that I need to go back to work I am fearful of regression in his condition. Any other mothers have the same trouble returning to work? If so, any suggestions?
Jan 22, 2009
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
It makes me so sad to hear that story about your first son. I stayed home for the first year or so with my oldest and I didn't like staying home, I loved being with her but since my dh was in Iraq I needed some adult interaction. When Adriane was born I thought things would be close to the same or better than Morgan was when she was born. She was healthy over 8lbs and right on time. Not the case. My seemingly healthy child has more than 9 different diagnosis, including MSPI, Reflux, Severe food allergies (at least 15 foods that we know of), Asthma, Epilepsy, Apnea, Rheinods, Brady & Tachycardia. I have been wanting to stay home. I have a hard time doing my job alot of the time because I am worried about how she is doing or researching what is going on with her.

I don't have any real advice but if you have to work make sure that you find someone that you can trust. Be specific about when to give his meds and how much. Make a checklist for them. I take a folder with all of her info in there. What is she is to eat that day. What to drink meds and when. Then leave a spot for notes so if something is done at at different time or she ate something different I need to know why and when. Luckily, there is only one other child at her daycare because it is a friend of mine and in her home. Insist that they are trained in infant and child CPR and try to get him into someplace that has a smaller child/worker ratio if you have him in a center. The hardest thing for me is to leave A and I have a friend taking care of her. If I could I would stay home but that isn't an option for me right now. We are making some changes and moving so that it is a possibility.

I hope that you can find someplace that will take good care of your child. -Amanda

Jan 22, 2009
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.
is your son okay?!
Jan 22, 2009
Sara, Mom to Isobel 10/01/08 Dx Silent reflux @ 6 wks. Prevacid 22.5mg split in 2 doses. Pepcid .5ml twice a day. Diagnostically confirmed milk protein, egg and cat allergy. Suspected corn, pea and squash allergy. Trialed Alimentum and Elecare without success, currently on Isomil Advance RTF with moderate success. Barium Swallow and UGI 3/08 Pondering a ph probe and endoscopy.
Since you're a nurse, maybe you know another nurse who is now a stay at home mom looking for extra income? A lot of the hospitals I've worked in have message boards in the breakrooms maybe post there. Could be that would lead to a friend of a friend RN. Sorry I can't think of any other ideas at the moment.
Jan 22, 2009
Thanks for the encouragement
My oldest son is a trip. He is fine now. However, we haven't had any reflux problems since age 19 months but the other day he was drinking his milk and he spit up cottage cheese and said mama it burns. So other than that he is great. My 5 week old however is my worry. He refluxed all day. SCREAMING NOT SLEEPING. I can't find a happy medium with him. Our current sitter says she feel comfy with taking him. However, she has a baby a week younger than her baby. I don't feel that it's anyone else's responsibility but mine. It's such a moral frustration to me. Thanks for the help!1
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doctor first!