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May 11, 2009
GI appt and concerned
Hi everyone! We meet Kody's new GI tomorrow. I'm a little concerned about what he's going to tell me. Kody's GI symptoms such as the tummy aches and gas are almost gone. He still has some runny stools and sometimes mucousy and green but he has so much congestion I thought that it would be a combination of that. His congestion is really bad right now. He sounds hoarse, clears his throat, coughs on his reflux, and also is snoring at night. I am so confused about how this doc will know that it's the mpi or if it's reflux. My instinct says that it's his reflux because he was better with his congestion when he was on prilosec or prevacid. I don't want him to keep getting worse. I am trying to journal everything but after a few days it was clear that it was the milk protein. However, his silent reflux is still there and it's making him gag, choke and cough. Although his gi symptoms have improved and he's a totally different baby, I'm still concerned about all this congestion that he has. It's been getting worse rather then better and I swear it's because we're on this axid but I guess I'm not the doctor. I just don't want him to aspirate. Does anyone know the symptoms of aspirating? Do they get a fever or is that if they just get the pneumonia? Well I've rambled enough. Hopefully I won't be posting so many questions once he starts getting better. I'm just trying to understand things better about all of this. Thanks in advance everyone. You all are so awesome and knowledgeable!!
May 12, 2009
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site:
FWIW Jedd almost always sounded congested and he never aspirated. If aspirations are occurring I would think you'd see fevers. Put in a call to the Ped or GI and ask them for signs of aspirating. They should be able to tell you what they want you to look out for.
May 12, 2009
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.
ditto that. Zack sounds juicy ALL the time...never aspirated...currently has a fever and a virus, but they did a chest x ray...all clear. Unfortunately we can't find ANY drug that will dry up Z's mucous. Good luck with the appt!!
May 12, 2009
Mom to Charlie - cleft palate and reflux. Meds - zantac, prevacid, mylanta and reglan.
If Kody is aspirating enough to make him sick you will definitely know it. My son had aspiration pneumonia last year and borderline pneumonia a couple of times. He had a fever and was sneezing and coughing like crazy. The discharge from his nose was yellow, not clear. Plus his respiratory rate was higher then normal and you could see his rib cage when he breathed - given the yucky lungs he had to work harder to breathe. The docs can also tell by listening to their lungs. BTW, my son is congested a lot, too. At a minimum he coughs in the mornings to clear himself. Good luck! Susie
May 12, 2009
Ditto the above posts. Some kids aspirate but others can puke all day long and never aspirate. I think you would know. My son refluxes all day long and coughs too but his bronch showed only trace amounts of aspiration which the pulmo says is normal. As the ENT says to me the PPI just takes the acid out but doesn't stop it from coming up and it can irritate the stew out of his nose, sinuses, etc. and cause congestion. Good Luck tomorrow and let us know what he says!Hey Susie! I haven't heard from you in a while. Also Susie-the ENT told me that for some reason babies with these smaller jaws like Holden's and Charlies from PRS or other things are more prone to reflux like crazy. I think I remember you telling me you always wondered about PRS and reflux.
Check with your
doctor first!