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Jun 20, 2009
sreece5316
Mom to William, 8/04 (perfectly healthy!) and Alexandru, 11/07, with laryngopharyngeal reflux and bronchomalacia
Airway symptoms only?
Hi there, am new here (well, returning after about a year). :) My little guy is 19 mos. old and was just found to have pretty significant damage to his larynx, trachea, and bronchi, diagnosed through a laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy. Presumably secondary to reflux, and maybe some aspiration as well. He had a pristine esophagus on EGD a few months ago, and his episodes of reflux (which produce transient stridor for him) we *thought* were getting better. He has some dysphagia, especially with liquids, but sure LOOKS like a healthy little chunky monkey. Anyone else have kids like this, where the inflammation appears to be limited to the airways??? Just trying to figure out if we can expect quick healing with the Prevacid we've been prescribed. 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
Hope that the Prevacid kicks in quick for you, it took 4 FULL weeks for Bella. I would ask the dr if you can give mylanta. We give it to Bella nightly now and up to 6 times per day on bad days. I have found hers is aggravated with certain foods and allergies. Good Luck and quick relief!
Jun 22, 2009
sreece5316
Mom to William, 8/04 (perfectly healthy!) and Alexandru, 11/07, with laryngopharyngeal reflux and bronchomalacia
Thanks! I seem to remember trying mylanta fairly early on but it didn't seem to help too much. Might be worth another try at this point, although he has NO evidence of esophageal problems, just airway/lungs -- I imagine it hurts though! When he wakes up gulping down the refluxate it certainly bothers him so maybe a nightly dose would be a good idea. I've read such conflicting info about the airway-related problems of reflux I just don't know what to expect!
Check with your
doctor first!