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Aug 25, 2009
Ginger Bennett
Mom to Stanton, 6/12/2008
dx with GERD at 7 weeks. dx with EE at 21 months
Past Life - Early Intervention Specialist and Eval Team Member
Questions for 1st GI appointment
I thank you all for connecting me with Marci-Kids. I took new info to my ped and left with an increase in prevacid (15mg 2/day) and a referral to a gi. Yeah! So anyone have questions I should definately include at my gi appointment? I've waited so long and I don't want to forget to ask something! Thanks
Aug 25, 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
Congrats and way to go Mama!! I hope it helps him as much as it did Ryan. You wont have to be on that high of a dose for a long time but it sure helps while you are working through all the teething issues and extra acid if causes. Ryan was on that dose for 5 months. I am working him back down now that most of his teeth are through and he is older and on all finger foods. Did you order the Buffer Babies/Caracream from them?? ( I will think of questions for you tonight.)
Aug 26, 2009
Kathryn, Pager Volunteer and mommy to Emily Mia 02/04/07. 3 years old with GERD. 30mg Prevacid and Pepcid AC. Mylanta needed for flares. Failed prilosec med switch. Tried and failed many med weans but GERD and pain are well controlled. Functional constipation. Reoccurring SBBO. Suspected IBD or autoimmune disease. Resolved issues: MSPI, CSID (acquired), Stage 2 kidney reflux, Chronic diarrhea.
Audrey Meadow 06/20/08. born 34/35 weeks. Still b/f and eats everything! ftt and chronic constipation.
depending on his issues i would try to keep a diary of his foods and what he drinks or doesn't drink. i would write down any behaviors he has that you think will be related to pain or discomfort, ie. screaming, bloating, stool issues, retching, vomiting, coughing, ear infections, allergies, food issues.

if you have any questions about his meds, ask them then. if the dr wants to do tests- such as a EGD(upper endoscopy), Upper GI/barium swallow, Or small bowel follow through, Ph probe or impedance probe blood or stool tests or anything else - be prepared to ask questions about what these tests are for and IF the course of treatment will CHANGE if done.

if you have questions about about anything, write them down! many drs are kinda pushy and will move things along without you really realizing it but if you have everything written down at least you KNOW what you want accomplished. Good luck at your first appointment!
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