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Sep 17, 2009
mommy2k
Kody
Kody has made some progress lately and I thought that I would share a little good news for a change. He had a scope done on Sept 3 and we still haven't heard back the results of the biopsy (frustrating) but everything looked good to the naked eye.

The very next morning I went to the second opinion. Best decision I made (thanks for the advice everyone). She took her time with me and was very thourough. She didn't disregard anything I said. She didn't change anything but I walked out of there not frustrated and had questions answered.

We switched over to nutramigen full time now for almost a month now. The neocate wasn't working for us and the constipation was awful. He's doing really well on the nutr. He was also switched over to the prevacid solutabs. I was very leery about this at first because we didn't do well on it before. But I can't believe how well it's working now. I need to find some wood to knock on before I type this. lol He actually is sleeping almost 6 hours at a time some nights. His naps have improved to 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours at a time. This is the same child that from birth wouldn't sleep past 2 hours at night at a time and naps were just almost non existent. We're still currently waiting for some teeth to come in but it seems more manageable right now.

I don't know if he's doing better because of the prevacid, formula or giving him miralax twice a day but I'm not changing anything right now. I hope this isn't short lived but he's been continuing to get better everyday for the last week. It's so good to see a very happy baby that sleeps better now. I know that others on here are on the solutabs as well and I wanted to know how long it took for you to see results? He's been on it for almost 3 weeks but a week of it was only on 7.5 mg once a day. We upped it to twice a day. Also I'm just wondering if anyone has heard of not being able to use the other half of the solutab? Our pharmacist told us to throw away the other half of the pill. I saved it anyway and gave that half to him at night. I was just wondering if anyone had that said before.

Well I just thought I would share my exciting news for now with everyone. I'll let everyone know about the results of the biopsies whenever we get them. Jennifer

Sep 17, 2009
mommato3
Woo hoo!!! I have been thinking of you. Things have been very busy around here. It took Holden 2 weeks on the right dose of prevacid to see any improvements and a full month before I knew there was no more pain! So happy to hear a good update.
Sep 18, 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+.
I have never heard of throwing a half away. That seems like a waste of meds. We used to split it in half when we were trying to wean and I always gave him the extra half the next time he needed meds. My son takes the whole 15mg now so I don't have that problem anymore. I don't see any reason why you should waste your money and throw it away.
Sep 18, 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
Sooo glad to hear he is doing better. My 2 Cents... if its working dont change it. The Prevacid, Miralax and the formula are all good and safe things. No harm in any of them. If he is eating and sleeping, go for it.

When Ryan was on the solutabs I gave 1/2 in the morning and 1/2 at night of the same tablet. I cant think of a reason why you would need to toss it. I had heard that just one time by a pharmacy student. I will get a hold of a drug rep and ask the question for you.

Check with your
doctor first!