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Jun 29, 2009
jeddsmommy
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: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jedd
We Are Tube Free Now!!!!
Jedd is officially "tube free".

About 5 mins ago, DH and I went into Jedd's room and took the tube out one last time.

I'll have pictures in a few days as I only have a regular camera.

We tube fed from January 5, 2007 until June 24, 2008. The tube came out on June 29, 2009 around 10:15p.m.

And, yes, I'm crying, happy happy tears.

Our goal when we started oral feeds was to remove the tube by the time he was 4 and remove the tube before K5.

I guess we kinda did a bit better than that.

Please pray he closes up well and has no issues. I'm sure he will if the past proves true.

Jun 29, 2009
markasmom
Congrats! Very happy for the little guy :).
Jun 30, 2009
lorenzomama
Lorenzo b.4/25/07 1 week in NICU w/ aspirate pneumonia from a reflux episode; diagnosed GERD at 9weeks; Used Zantac for 5months. Currently using Chinese Medicine and Craniosacral Therapy. GERD, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sensory Processing Disorder. Ask me about breastfeeding a refluxer! Pic: day 5 in the NICU.
Oh man, I have goose bumps I am so happy for you!!!! Congratulations to you and Jedd -- may smooth sailing and much happy dancing ensue....
Jun 30, 2009
helen lai
Mom to Matthew, 01/16/08, GERD baby, has been on Zantac since 2 mos. Aidan, his twin brother, no GERD. Max-ed out on Zantac at 1ml-3 times/day, and switched to Prevacid 15mg split tab 08/20/08. Switched again to 20mg Prilosec 09/18/08 due to Prevacid's restlessness/headache side effects. Reflux was out of control again and had to switch to 10mg Nexium 02/11/09. Good result so far.
Great news! Congratulations!! look forward to seeing the pics.
Jun 30, 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.
Oh, I have a wee tear in my eye. That is wonderful wonderful news. You must feel so much relief. I will pray that everything goes well with the transition. Yay!!!!!
Jun 30, 2009
mommy2k
I'm so happy for you and Jedd. What a relief. That's such an exciting thing!! May many more happy days come your way. Congrats!!
Jun 30, 2009
zack'smom
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.
i read this on the other board...I'm SOOO SOOOS SOO happy for you guys!
Jun 30, 2009
mommato3
That is great news!!! Thanks for sharing this special moment with us. What a journey you had but so encouraging for all of us in the middle of it right now.
Jun 30, 2009
molson1525
Mary & Nicholas 7-17-03 (non-refluxer)allergies, asthma on Singulair and Flovent & Aidan 1-28-07(my refluxer)Nissen Fundoplication on June 20, 2008, FTT, MSPI, DGE, ear tubes, allergies and severe GERD now currently taking just Prevacid and drinking Elecare Vanilla 1+.
Congrats Jessica! I know how hard you have worked to reach this point. So you should be sooooo proud!
Jun 30, 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
Wow!!!!! I am so happy for you guys. It's been a long road but you made. You are an incredible mom. This is awesome news!!!
Jun 30, 2009
slimfast13
This is our dd, Alessandra. Dx with GER 10/07. Ran the gamut with meds and now done with them (crossed fingers). Using magnesium, probiotics and prebiotic supplements. With the exception of teething and general sassy attitude, all is well now. They really CAN grow out of it!
I would do backflips in victory, but I'd majorly hurt myself. YIPPEE FOR JEDD!!!!! And mom!!!!
Jul 01, 2009
stickybean
I am Jacky, mommy to Joslyn Olivia (April 2008) and Katelyn Isabel (November 2009).
Joslyn was dx'ed with Silent Reflux with breath apnea at 5 days old. VERY SCARY!
Katelyn is a spitter reflux baby. Started at 3 days old as well. (Both were/are breast fed.. symptoms came on when my milk came in).
Joslyn has been reflux free since she was 12 months (suffered poor weight gain for a few months) and Katelyn is now on Zantac... waiting to see if it works.
wahoo!!!! you go little man!
Jul 01, 2009
blueleopard
Pictured: G'mom w/3 kids. I'm mom to 1 angel Melissa (dec'd 11/92 - hypoplastic left-heart syn.)
2 healthy daughters (knock wood) Cory (16), Kim (11) & Eric (4) diagnosed with e.e. (scoped 8/08), GERD & severe food/seasonal allergies, asthma. Cried non-stop first 17 mths. of life Found out he is allergic to cow's milk, soy, eggs, and peanuts. Takes Prevacid, Neocate One Plus & Flovent.
I'm sooooooooooo happy for you all. Ellen
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