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Feb 22, 2010
jenrackley
PAGER Volunteer Services Coordinator
Nutritionist
Melina 7/24/02 now reflux free!!
TWINS:
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!
I hate reflux!!
UGH, poor Ella... I hate reflux. It turns the joy of a friend's birthday into pain. (Pink lemonaid that mama didn't see... and she had *gasp* two cups). :( She also ate a chocolate cupcake.

It was the first party they (the twins) have gone to on their own... I was not prepared (obviously)! I guess I am going to have to start asking about the menu before I let them go?? For now, we are carrying a bucket in the car and a gallon size ziplock bag in my purse.

Ava (my only non-refluxer) also had a stomach ache... :( I think the lemonaid was even too much for her?!

Does anyone else feel like it is easier just not to do any "food functions"? The church is big on chilli potluck meals, another thing we can't eat. Humn... I usually just bring Ella her own food but now that she is 4 she has started not liking to be the "odd man out". Thoughts??
Feb 22, 2010
jgbennett
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
This article may give you some ideas: http://www.apfed.org/downloads/Guide_to_Celebrating_Without_Food.pdf
Feb 23, 2010
jenrackley
PAGER Volunteer Services Coordinator
Nutritionist
Melina 7/24/02 now reflux free!!
TWINS:
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!
Thanks! That is a nice resource. I also liked the link at the bottom about schools. Ella will be in kindergarten next year so that will be interesting. The preschool has been very accommodating but I imagine I will be packing all of her food for kindergarten. I guess I need to find that chilli recipe that is ok for reflux and bring it to the church potlucks. ;) Just needed a vent on how annoying and frustrating it is... especially once your child is old enough to realize they are being singled out.
Feb 23, 2010
lorenzomama
Lorenzo b.4/25/07 1 week in NICU w/ aspirate pneumonia from a reflux episode; diagnosed GERD at 9weeks; Used Zantac for 5months. Currently using Chinese Medicine and Craniosacral Therapy. GERD, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sensory Processing Disorder. Ask me about breastfeeding a refluxer! Pic: day 5 in the NICU.
I hear you, Jen! We avoid practically every 'food function' because it just doesn't seem worth the likely consequences... It sucks.
Feb 25, 2010
jenrackley
PAGER Volunteer Services Coordinator
Nutritionist
Melina 7/24/02 now reflux free!!
TWINS:
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!
Yeah, that is about where I am with a lot of the non-essential food functions. I feel for people who have more severe issues. I know at least my child's life isn't in danger if she eats something she can't have. Though, this is still very frustrating. It just seems we keep finding more and more challenges the older she gets. It was easier when she was little and I was in charge of all the meals (or she was on formula). At least then I knew what she was getting, how much she was eating in one sitting and could figure out what caused her flare ups. Thanks for the input. Glad I am not the only one who feels this way! Not a fan of food functions!
Check with your
doctor first!