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Jun 15, 2009
mommy2k
Strider breathing reflux related?
Hey everyone! I just wanted to know if anyone had problems with strider breathing due to reflux? Kody started doing this Friday afternoon. My sister said it was the pain from his shots and I didn't want to overreact. But today he is still doing it and worse now. I called the ped today and they said they want to see him but can't get him in until tomorrow. So I'm just a little worried about what's going on with him. I'm just curious if it could be reflux related or not because he's been having a time with that as you all know. When it rains it pours I guess. UGH!!
Jun 15, 2009
johnniesnewmommy
Johnnie always has strider. He sounds like Darth Vader. His doctors say it's from his reflux. I hope you find the answers you need- hang in there.
Jun 15, 2009
mommy2k
I have a strong feeling that it is his reflux that's making him do it but I wanted to see if anyone had heard of it. So thanks for the response. I researched it and it does sound like his reflux has just got bad enough to make him breath funny. He's going to doc tomorrow and hopefully I will be able to find out some more. I will probably call gi as well but it seems everytime I need him he's out of the office. If that keeps happening I will resolve to find a new gi but it seems that they're all busy busy busy.
Jun 15, 2009
mommato3
Yes, Holden does too. He always sounds a little raspy but has had strider from time to time. They (pulmo and pedi) say it is reflux. Let us know what they say tomorrow. It is nice to be knowlegable about what other docs are saying and doing. Big hugs to you! You're not alone momma!
Jun 16, 2009
mommy2k
Just got back from ped and they said that everything was clear in his chest. He is stridering from pain but they couldn't find anything externally that would be causing it (ears,throat etc). I was told to try to call the gi and get them to help us. She also said that we may need to see an OT for his swallowing problems and since he's starting to refuse solids and eating less from breast and bottle. She also said that if we don't get anywhere with the gi then they'll refer us to a new one. I love my gi but the last three times we've called he's not there and we get another doc. They also aren't being very aggressive with his treatment. I'm definitely at a frustrating point right now.
Jun 16, 2009
mommy2k
got docs attention
My hubby is wonderful. He called both docs and told them they needed to do something. We have the gi doc himself calling us back. The peds office is on standby in case we need a new gi to see Kody. We're pretty tired of no relief and no docs knowing what the hell is going on with our little man. Feedings have become bad now. He doesn't want to eat solids and he's eating less liquids. He'll only drink 3-4 oz out of a bottle now and snacking on me and then uncomfortable right after.
Jun 16, 2009
mommato3
Big hugs! At least it isn't in his chest. I hope these docs will be a little more aggresive with getting to the bottom of Kody's pain. That's awesome your hubby is fighting too. That takes a little stress off of you and let's face it sometimes they listen better or take notice more to dads than moms. Holden is the same age as Kody so I'm going to write down some things that our feeding therapist has helped us with as far as solids. I don't have time now but I'll be back. Hang in there. It is also so hard having other kids (I have a 5 and 3 year old also) and having all this feeding stuff that basically consumes us. Sounds like you are on the right track with the pedi and GI though. At least the pedi is supportive of finding another GI if needed.
Jun 21, 2009
mom2bella
Lynn, mom to Brooke Emily 5/98, no GER
Isabella Grace 12/3/07, diagnosed 2/12 GER and Tracheomalacia. 7.5 mg Prevacid solutab 2x/day & Mylanta too! allergies to Sunflower & Almond**pic**ready to go home
Bella had strider the first 4 months of her life. People thought I something was wrong with her all of the time. When I finally got in the GI and on Prevacid the GI asked that I bring her to the Pulmonologist. I couldn't get her in for another 6 weeks, even at 6 weeks old, that was squeezing her in. At 5 weeks of Prevacid her strider completely stopped! I didn't cancel the appt. b/c it took so long to get in. Once I talked to the dr they knew first thing it was the acid getting into er voice box and the prevacid was working by healing the damage the acid had done. This said... I would def recommend seeing a pulmonologist, GI, and getting the reflux under control. Bella is 18 months old, the strider has still not come back (thank God), but she is still on prevacid and mylanta daily. She has allergies and we watch everything she eats. Good luck and God Bless!
Jun 22, 2009
sreece5316
Mom to William, 8/04 (perfectly healthy!) and Alexandru, 11/07, with laryngopharyngeal reflux and bronchomalacia
Wanted to chime in here that from what I've read and experienced. While stridor does sometimes occur with reflux, it can possibly indicate that there are other problems going on too -- our pulmonologist was a bit alarmed by it with our guy. We eventually took him to an ENT (ear-nose-throat doc) because of concerns with tongue-tie, and she initially deferred from scoping his larynx (not something I wanted her to do in the office anyway!) but wanted us to return if it persisted. I brought him back many months later because it was still occasionally there, and she just scoped him in the operating room and found significant damage to his larynx and his airways. Full disclosure here, I'm an anesthesiology resident so am a bit hyper perhaps about funny airway sounds :) but it's probably a good idea to see an ENT if there are concerns about stridor (little ones can also have laryngomalacia or laryngeal cleft or other problems too).
Jun 23, 2009
mommato3
If they decide to do a scope (endoscopy on him) the ENT can do a larangoscopy at the same time which scopes his airway and he only has to go under anesthesia one time and it is no big deal that way. That is what Holden did, but Holden had other things going on with him than what Kody has. The barium swallow study should show you if stuff is going back up into the larynx (laryngopharyngeal reflux) and would be a good idea too if you think he is doing some funky swallowing stuff. It is very nonivasive and is not the same as the UGI but they basically drink three different consistencies of b-milk or formula and they can see which consistency he does best on, tell you a lot about the suck, swallow and if there is any aspiration, etc. on the swallow.
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