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May 12, 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
Dare I Say
Dare I say that I think we might finally have found the right dose of prevacid for Ryan? It has been about 2 weeks since his scope and the increase in his dosage to 15 mg twice a day. Prior to this he had a terrible fluid adversion. The only time I could get any fluids in him was while he was sleeping. It didnt matter if it was a cup, bottle, water, juice or milk. He would scream when the fluids touched his lips. Thank goodness for yogurt and runny foods. A few days ago he started picking up the cup on his own and sucking it dry!! He is eating finger foods without choking, gaging or coughing. Tonight he had hamburger, pasta pick ups, peaches and peas and and a cup of juice. I couldnt believe it. He still choaks through his bottle after 4 oz, but he will finish the full 6 oz with out wincing in pain. Plus he will be a year in 2 weeks so I should be able to toss the bottles and formula out the window.... provided he continues to eat this way. Oh I really really hope this continues!! Say a little prayer for him that we have found the magic bullet.
May 12, 2009
mommato3
I will say a prayer!! Way to go Ryan! What a cute pic you have posted. The 15 mg twice a day made a HUUUUGE difference in my son's pain. He still refluxes like crazy all day long but he doesn't wince in pain from it anymore either. I'm so happy for you.
May 12, 2009
mommy2k
That's great news. I'm so glad to hear that he's doing better. I will be praying for you that things continue to improve. Yeah!!!
May 13, 2009
kubicki5
Julie - I have three children. My youngest Katie is my refluxer. My first Ben was very colicy and is ADHD. My middle Jakob is pretty easy going. Katie had it bad as a baby no sleep for two years. She was on Nutramagin, Prevacid and Zantac. Thought we were through it but after age three it came back big time. After her scope she was put on Prevacid 45mg a day and mylanta as needed. Scope was in Sept. Showed damage in stomach and espophogus. It took about 7 months of medication and Reflux diet for her to start feeling better.
Yay for Ryan! It is amazing what finding the right dosing can do. I hope you are on your way to lots of good eats and no tummy aches.
May 13, 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
Thanks so much to all of you out on this Reflux Cyber Space. You have no idea what your support and stories has meant to me on this long journey. I hope I can return the favor to another struggling mom. You guys truely get it and understand when no one else seems to.
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