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Jul 13, 2009
Mom to Charlie - cleft palate and reflux. Meds - zantac, prevacid, mylanta and reglan.
Full on reflux turning into silent reflux?
Hi all - Charlie has been doing well lately with his reflux. Given the good weather he is coughing less and therefore vomiting less. Also he is walking most of the time now so his upper body is getting stronger. The feeding therapist noticed today that he is making these gulping-like movements. She thinks it could be reflux but he is somehow keeping it down (yuck). He doesn't do it all the time but it is noticeable. Has anyone ever experienced this? Definitely better that he is not vomiting but the feeding therapist also thinks that as long as he is refluxing (silent or otherwise) it is going to be tough to get him to start taking food orally. He likes to taste different things now but we don't get beyond licks. He won't swallow more than a little bit of something. Thoughts?
Jul 13, 2009
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!
We went from full vomit to silent when the LES was getting stronger. I think it started to happen around 10 months old. As for swallowing, can you try a mesh feeder so he gets used to chewing?
Jul 14, 2009
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
My son is a silent refluxer ie he swallows it, always has. The GI said that was actually worse because it burns and does damage going up and going down.
Check with your
doctor first!