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Jul 15, 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
Allergy/Ryan Update
Ryan saw an allergist yesterday. As you know Ryan has been battling recurrent cancer sores on the tonsil with a red raw throat which causes him to go on drinking strikes. Also wicked morning nausea. The allergist told me that the 3 main causes of cancer sores on tonsils are 1. Food Allergy 2. medication particularly anti inflamatory like Motrin and 3. toothpaste. OK, totally strange. Why has the GI, Ped or the ENT never told me that and thought of that as a possible cause!!!??? I have been asked about allergies a million times and have begged them to find the source of the canker sores. Its not normal for a baby. Anyway... I digress..I am not using toothpaste with Ryan so that eliminates #3. I do use Motrin with him for fevers and teething... humm.. A very good possibility... And there there is food. He is testing for Milk and wheat along with mold and dust mites for the heck of it. He asked if we had food allergies in our families. I have zero in my family but I found out tonight (after stalking my husbands aunts) that on my husbands side there is gluten, egg allergies and diverticulitus (sp). Yeap.. that would have been good information to have a long time ago!! GL.. I am going to call the office right away tomorrow to see if it is too late to add those two sources to the test. (They sent his blood sample to Mayo in MN) I dont get it. This poor kid has been struggling so bad with cancer sores and drinking strikes and none of these people (docs and family) thought it might be helpful to fill me in on this little tidbit of information!! I know I know.... that might not be the cause but geeze! I have turning over every single stone that I could think of... would have been nice if I had turned this one over sooner. Sorry... just had to vent
Jul 16, 2009
adelines mom
what are you doing about teeth without the toothpaste? we saw the pediatric dentist two weeks ago. she wanted us to use a TINY bit of toothpaste with fluoride once a day on a tooth brush, making tiny circles around the teeth and then do it again a couple of times a day without the toothpaste. a hated it. she is so sensitive at her mouth. i am having better luck with warm wash cloth and can really clean the teeth that way.
Jul 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
I use gauze pads and then I let him chew on a triangle tooth brush when he wants to. He sees the dentist next month so I am sure he will have something to say about that. : ) Have you tried the training tooth paste. There are all sorts of flavors. As far as floride goes I just buy water with floride in it and am hoping that will cover him for a bit. If the wash cloth is working for you I would stick with him. These refluxers are so tempermental about their mouths I would just do what works.
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