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Apr 02, 2009
vigilantmom
Ryan was born May 20th 2008. 9 lbs 2 oz. Ryan’s magic bullet was 30mg of Prevacid capsules mixed with Caracream from Marci-kids (I am forever indebted to the team at Marci-kids), Claratin for the mucos, and Mirlax for the constipation. Within 2 months of this combo he jumped from the 6% to the 50% for weight and continues to climb. Be strong, listen to your instincts. Read his story for more specifics that just might help you too - Karen
No voice
So I thought we finally had this reflux thing whiped after the ER visit on the 25th which was promoted by a 9 day drinking strike that no one expect me and the ER doc thought was a problem. Anyway she got him drinking again and he has been drinking and eating these last two weeks unlike I have never seen him do, which is great. Yesterday I picked him up from daycare and he was horse. Today he has no voice at all. Zip. No runny nose, no cough, no fever, and no wheezing. Anyone have any thoughts. Being a reflux mom makes you automatically assume reflux of course, but knock on wood he is still drinking so maybe not???
Apr 02, 2009
mommato3
Doesn't it aggravate you that no one except us thinks these drinking strikes are that big of a deal! I wish I had some advice for the no voice. It is quite baffling since he has no other signs of anything. I hope it's not the relux. Sorry I can't be of much help. Best of luck. That mixture of Benadryl and Mylanta (I think that's it) sounds interesting. How big is your boy?
Apr 02, 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
I'm not sure where you are in the country but allergy season is starting and I have been wo a voice for a couple of days. I haven't had anything except a headache. It is quite annoying. Also, when my allergies are bad my reflux is worse. He may not be having a lot of pain due to his meds but he still might be having some reflux that is also causing the hoarseness. It should come back in a day or two. I'm sorry that he is having to deal with it but at least he is drinking still. That is good news.
Apr 02, 2009
vigilantmom
Ryan was born May 20th 2008. 9 lbs 2 oz. Ryan’s magic bullet was 30mg of Prevacid capsules mixed with Caracream from Marci-kids (I am forever indebted to the team at Marci-kids), Claratin for the mucos, and Mirlax for the constipation. Within 2 months of this combo he jumped from the 6% to the 50% for weight and continues to climb. Be strong, listen to your instincts. Read his story for more specifics that just might help you too - Karen
He is 10 months old and 20 pounds. The mix worked like a charm. My brother, brother in law and niece are pharm. When I told them what the doc prescribed they said, "Oh yeah, we call that the mircle mouth wash. We make that for severe sore throats and mouth sores. We usually add a little antibiotic" Interesting. I only did the benedryl part for a day and a half. Long enough to get the swelling and redness taken care of. I was warned that it might wire him up so i only did it as long as I had to then changed to just Maalox, then nothing. Worth asking about. Some people get really uncomfortable about giving benadryl to someone so young, even at a 1 mil dose, so be sure to ask first.
Apr 02, 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!
Hi! I just wanted to say that I did the ben/mylanta thing with my dd for mouth sores. Our new ped said she doesn't like it for little ones bc it's temporary relief and they may swallow too much benadryl. So I'm glad you only did benadryl part of the time :)
Apr 03, 2009
vigilantmom
Ryan was born May 20th 2008. 9 lbs 2 oz. Ryan’s magic bullet was 30mg of Prevacid capsules mixed with Caracream from Marci-kids (I am forever indebted to the team at Marci-kids), Claratin for the mucos, and Mirlax for the constipation. Within 2 months of this combo he jumped from the 6% to the 50% for weight and continues to climb. Be strong, listen to your instincts. Read his story for more specifics that just might help you too - Karen
I didnt think of the allergies. I should have because my eyes have been crazy the last few days. I live in Iowa and the weather cant decide if it is spring or winter. Still drinking and eating like a champ and no other symptoms so I am not going to worry about it for a couple of days. It is sort of amusing to watch him try to scream during his diaper change and no sound comes out. He looks so perplexed and then starts laughing.. again nothing comes out. I wonder what he is thinking....
Check with your
doctor first!