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Jun 16, 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
Why is the gagging and nausea worse in the morning?
Ryan is very nausiated and gaggy in the morning. His first feeding is really hard. About 30 minutes after his cereal he perks right and isn't gaggy the rest of the day. Do anyone know why that is? He gets 15 mg of Prevacid at 6 am and 16 mg at 6:00 pm.
Jun 16, 2009
mommy2k
Does he tend to have a lot of congestion in the morning? All the mucous could be causing him to feel nauseated. I don't know for sure. My daughter used to feel sick in the mornings and it was all related to her reflux and she had so much congestion and this was when she was around 6 or 7. I'm sure someone has a better answer than that. I hope that he starts eating for you. He's such a cutie!
Jun 16, 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
Yes, he is congested in the morning. It is crazy. That goes away too but then again he gets most of his milk first thing in the morning and at 10 at night. I asked about a milk allergy a long long time ago but the GI said no way.. he would have blood in his stool. I wonder if I should try the Dream Soy Silk stuff. He refused the soy formula but he is over a year so it is worth a try.
Jun 17, 2009
mommato3
I too have the same problem. I was thinking it may be the increased Prevacid dose (we are on the same dose) but at the same time when the dose is lower he is in pain. Does anyone else think this? Should we try to divide it up differently?
Jun 17, 2009
johnniesnewmommy
I'm not sure where the doctor gets that if the child has a milk allergy he will have blood in his stools. Johnnie has a SEVERE milk allergy but he has never has blood in his stools. They confirmed the allergy with a simple blood test. I would try the soy to see if it helps. Johnnie is the same way in the morning- it's even hard to get the reflux medication to stay down- because he is so full of mucus that everything makes him throw up. I am hoping that with the switch to the neocate junior that the mucus will dry up some and he won't be gagging so much in the mornings. Your right about it clearing up during the day- because by the time I get to the Ped he sounds crystal clear and acts like nothing is wrong. I can tell within a few minutes of him drinking his bottle of nutramigen that he gets really congested and starts wheezing- you should see him if someone tries to give him something with actual milk in it! Soy is very healthy for kids anyway- so I would try that and if he gets better I would ask the doctor to do an allergy blood test to confirm what he is allergic too.
Jun 18, 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 am happy to announce that the wheels are back on the bus and the boy is drinking again. We avoided a trip to the ER for fluids buy a thin hair. I was set to take him last night because he looked aweful but before I left I gave a quick look up to the sky, ever so carefully slipped a bottle into his mouth, he screamed for a second, then took a pull, I didnt flinch or blink and boom.. off he went. I dont think I took a breath the entire time. He took 6 oz, then 3oz of juice an hour later and then I followed up with runny babyfood instead of his normal finger food. He did pretty good today. Even drank some at daycare. Crises diverted. AND I finally figured out what the culprit was... 2 new molars on top. Found them tonight. I was watching for the incisors, didnt see any so never considered teeth. Dont his teeth know that they are suppose to come in a certain order? I sure wish his MO was not to stop drinking any time anything is amiss but it is and I understand why. Poor kid just has so many bad memories of fluids and pain.
Jun 19, 2009
johnniesnewmommy
I am so glad he's drinking again. Don't you just hate going to the ER- I would almost rather cut off my fingers than take the baby to the ER.
Jun 19, 2009
beth anderson
PAGER Director and original GERD Nerd
Mother of Chris (1988) and Katie (1990)
Author of The Reflux Book
Member of PAGER since 1992
Donor since 1992
Slow stomach motility?
Kids with slow stomach motility often have no interest in food in the mornings. It seems like their stomach doesn't wake up until the middle of the day . . . Congestion is also a good bed.
Jun 19, 2009
mommato3
Very interesting b/c we know my son has motility issues as his emptying scan showed it. Thanks!
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
Our GI always said that reflux is generally worse in the morning. He made sure we always gave her the Prevacid first thing in the am before she ate... Don't know why, but it seems true. Just a little confirmation.
Check with your
doctor first!