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Sep 08, 2009
adelines mom
YEAST
Just wondering if any of you have dealt with yeast. Our daughter sweats a lot! Especially at night around the back of her head. Sometimes a sweet smell to her breath. Sometimes a red line in her vagina area. I am reading Is This Your Child? by Doris Rapp and yeast is screaming at me. We have had A on probiotics for several months twice a day. She is on miralax and compounded prilosec. Do not think the prilosec is working anymore. She has been on it for about 7 or 8 months. She is 15 1/2 months now. She refluxed and i tested the vomit with a ph kit yesterday and it was 5.0 ACIDIC! We see her doctor tomorrow. Moved GI appointment up for two weeks. Had the scope scheduled to rule out EE and she got sick. Thinking we are going to try to schedule that again. She tested negative to 20 things with allergies. Still feeding 5 1/2 bottles a day of Nestle Good Start Supreme. I am thinking the formula and some of the few foods are bothering her too. Nights are still really bad!!!! Would love any thoughts on yeast! Thank you.
Sep 08, 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
The higher the number on the PH scale the less acidic is it. Just FYI. Jedd had a PH study (different than a Ph Probe. Ph studies are done on kids with feeding tubes where they have the lab test the acidic of the stomach acid after a night of rest and NO food) anyways, his was at 4.0 and was considered border line ut they upped his meds because the tech had told me to give him meds to him about 1 hour prior to the test. He probably would have been much lower had she not let me do that.

What did you feel her prior to the vomit?? I'm better that is what was acidic. Those types of PH tests are better done with juice from an empty stomach so that nothing interferes with the test. like the meds the tech let us do when she should not have let us do them. Anyways, all sorts of foods can be acidic and throw the test off.

I would most def. switch to something besides the compounded Prilosec. We used it, but only because we had to use it. We needed a liquid since Jedd was completely NON oral and we had to have the liquid so it would fit down his feeding tube. Believe me, we tried to fit all the other GERD meds down that stinkin' tube and nothing would fit. GGRRR Compounded meds loose effectiveness pretty fast and if they are not made right, they just plain won't work.

What ABX are you using and why are you using it??

Anytime you give an ABX you really should do a Probiotic. That will help balance out the floura in the GI tract and keep things on an even keel. We use a liquid one with Jedd every day just an a preventative measure. We have seen improvements so we continue doing it and our GI is pleased that is has done well.

Sep 08, 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
How much does your baby weigh, what is her Prilosec dosage, and what kind of probiotic is she on? Has she ever had her blood sugar checked? Have you discussed this with her doctor? Sorry about all the questions, but more info is needed for us to stear you in the right direction.
Sep 09, 2009
adelines mom
Thanks for your responses. Adeline is 15 1/2 months and weighs 21 pounds. Have been using Nature's Way Primadophilus Children probiotics for about three months. 1/2 tsp. powder in am and pm bottles. She was on amxio for 10 days about a month ago for really bad cold. She did well on it and did not get diaper rash this time and think it was because of the probiotics. She did reglan the first two weeks of life. We took her off that . Used Axid for a long time. That stopped working and we switched to prevacid. Used that for a long time and then she got really weezy sounding on it and tried Zantac. That did NOT work and have been on the Compounded Prilosec for about 8 months. We have a compounding pharmacy that makes it without dye or flavoring. 3.5 ml in am and 3.5 ml in evening and I give EXACTLY 30 minutes before her feeds. She has never had a problem taking it. Was thinking about going back to the Prevacid. Sorry I can't remember what she had before she threw up. She had eaten food at 9:30 a.m. with her bottle and this throw up was around 3:30 p.m. in the afternoon after her 3:00 p.m. bottle. Will ask about the blood sugar today when we see her pediatrican.
Sep 09, 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
Humm.. You have me stumped. I have not heard of that probiotic but looked it up and it looks good. Lots of different strains so I would stick with it. When Ryan had thrush (yeast infection in the mouth) I had a heck of a time getting rid of it. The doc told me to boil all the bottles, nipples, rings, pacificies and anything else he was putting in his mouth. I also disinfected all the toys. I finally got it that way. Hopefully your doc will have an idea for you

Before you switch your PPI perhaps wait a week. There are lots of kiddos barfing right now. Ryan barfed in my hair and down my shirt yesterday for no apperent reason... and his has never been a puker. It was very mucosy so I have chalked it up to the change of seasons and allergies. I upped his Claritin and he was eating like a mad man 20 mintes later. These kids are sneaky... our first reaction is to think it is the PPI not doing its job.

If you are suspecting the change in diet might be the culprit then again I would give it a week. Supposedly it can take up to 10 days for their GI track to switch gears. Have you ever used digestive enzymes with Adeline? That has really helped Ryan break down his food much faster.

Good luck today. Let us know what you find out. - Karen

Sep 09, 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
One more thing... Another mom on another site said she finally had to do a couple of rounds of Diflucan and all the yeast caused by many doses of antibiotics. She too was using probiotics but just couldnt get it with that alone. The yeast was causing lots of problems with the reflux.

Let me know what they say about her blood sugar levels.

Check with your
doctor first!