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Feb 19, 2010
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
Reminder- Don't forget your children's Teeth
Don't forget to get your refluxers in to see a dentist twice a year. You should be taking them as soon as they get teeth as the acid can do a real number on those baby teeth even if you think you have it under control. I have been taking Ryan since he was 6 months old (I didn't take my non refluxer till she was 3). The denist said he has actually had to remove some teeth of severe reflux kids in the past because of all the damage done to the teeth when parents didnt think to bring them in sooner. One more thing to put on your list of things to watch and worry about.
Feb 21, 2010
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.
that is such good advice that is NEVER brought up. I only knew about it because of the extensive research i had done for emily.

the first time i brought her in at 20 months the nurse looked at me like i had 2 heads when i told her that emily has severe reflux (aka GERD) i remember i almost left b/c of a (forgotten) comment she said.

I stuck it out and the Dentist was very sympathetic and said it was a good thing to bring her in b/c he too had removed teeth of GERD kiddos.

we did not do xrays on her, even though she has a recessed lower jaw. He told us that young toddlers often do not need xrays so it makes the who thing that much easier!

I would recommend you mamas look into a seeing a PEDIATRIC dentist. It really does make all the difference. We were told, brush twice a day avoid juice and soda and give water water water! and hopefully we won't have to worry!
Feb 22, 2010
PAGER Volunteer Services Coordinator
Melina 7/24/02 now reflux free!!
Ella 5/3/05 GERD, asthma, hypotonia, food intolerances, esophagitis, IBS //
Ava 5/3/05 asthma, food allergies
Pic: My girls! They are getting so big!
You are ABSOLUTELY right!! I took mine early and so far so good. That having been said, I dealt with reflux (untreated) for years and have worn down my back molars with acid so be mindful of you little one's teeth!! In fact my dentist is the one who allerted me to get back on PPI's.
Feb 23, 2010
Mom to Jasmine aka: Jazz 01/24/2007
Dx with silent reflux at 8 months
FPIES, DGE, MSPI. Recently diagnosed with EC (Eosin. colitis and now Primary immune deficiency disease.
Also mom to Nathan. born Jan.20th, 2009, MPI . so far dx with reflux and has an extremely sensitibe GI system. Also dx with primary immune deficiency disease.
I agree, Jazz has 4 teeth that have eroded. Of course her top fron teeth. We're working with a dentist now, but she'll likely need to have them repaired and the rest of her teeth sealed...UGH
Check with your
doctor first!