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Apr 16, 2009
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
Tonsillitis vs Reflux???
Hello! After 2 1/2 fabulous weeks of drinking and eating, we have bottomed out again. On Sunday Ryan stopped drinking for the 3rd time. I already had a GI appointment to talk about the scope that is happening next Tuesday so I asked him to take a look at the back of this throat to see if he could find a cause for the not drinking. His throat was flaming red, white patches and a sore the size of a cranberry on the right tonsil. Looked exactly like it did in the ER a month ago when he went on a 9 day drinking strike. The GI thinks it is viral due to lots of post nasal drip. He did a strep test but it was negative. Bottom line, he wants to drink but as soon as it hits his throat he winces in pain. How can this be back again so soon? He was only healthy for 2 1/2 weeks. Is tonsillitis part of reflux or a totally separate issue. Last night the threw up the minute the Tylenol with Codeine hit is throat. Any advice or direction is appreciated. Tuesday seems like a life time away.
Apr 16, 2009
My oldest had her tonsils and adenoids removed at 5 and a scope was done, it was determined she had silent reflux, which caused her issues. My oldest displayed with chronic croup, sinus infections and constant "allergies", which we finally found to be caused by her reflux. Go with your gut, if you feel your child needs to be seen call the Doctor and ask for an earlier appointment. I wish I had been more proactive with my oldest, I have learned to be an advocate for my baby who was diagnosed severe reflux at one week old.
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