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Feb 16, 2010
haylee bug
Mother of a reflux baby
gastric empyting
I was just wondering how you would know you child had delayed gastric empyting or issues that were similar? I have my suspicions, but want to make sure before I present it to another GI doctor. (In the past I have had zero luck with the GI doctors though. They don't want to hear it if your child's maintaining weight).
Feb 17, 2010
Zack born 09/28/07 @ 31 weeks. Dx silent reflux @ 6 mo. Now not so silent. Switched to Elecare @ 9 mo. On Prevacid 15mg 1x daily. Looking to stop the puke and gain some lbs.
Puke stopped about 24 months and he's learning to eat...very slowly.
Still on prevacid and periactin.
My son's was pretty patently obvious (not that I had any idea this existed at the time)...he would throw up food HOURS after eating it...he was rarely if ever hungry (now I know this comes from the tummy always being full)...he ate VERY small volume at a time...and ultimately...Reglan was our miracle drug for a while. Z had a gastric emptying scan...and although ours confirmed our suspicions...many false negatives are common (meaning that it shows the kid has normal emptying when indeed they don't)...the test is a shot in time...not to mention that my son puked half the barium up halfway through the test!! Many docs will trial a drug and skip the test. If Erythromyacin or Reglan help the symptoms, quite often you have your answer. Good luck! (Ps. although my son is still not an EATER...he does seem to have grown out of the terrible slow 2)
Check with your
doctor first!