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Jul 09, 2010
haylee bug
Mother of a reflux baby
finding a sitter
My daughter is now 10 months old and still suffers from reflux. My mother has always watched her and has recently told me she can now longer do it. As a mother of a reflux baby I am an emotional wreck :( When we go out people still ask to hold her and she cries and their first thing to say is maybe she's hungry or she's just spoiled. I cannot afford to stay at home, but I don't know how I'm going to find a caregiver who gave take care of my child and keep my mind at ease. I'm nearly sick over this and ready to go to the nut house. Has anyone else had to do put their child in daycare? If so, any advise to help me cope would be great? Ellie
Jul 09, 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 went to daycare at 3 months...he didn't start the hard core vomiting and refusals until he was 6 months. His teacher stuck with him and they were WONDERFUL with him...she must have been puked on so many times. Anyway, my point it...this was a center...not a lady's home. Don't assume that they won't take your child and love her and care for her and her special need. I cried a lot the first few times...but I realized taht he was going to be ok there...and the truth is that I was going crazy being alone with him for hours at a time...I needed to have a break..even if it was work. it made ME a better's not right for everyone. Now he's almost 3 and has the same teacher...he loves it there so much..has lots of's truly awesome. Good luck!
Jul 10, 2010
I have hired a nanny for my daughter. I also have to work full time. Part time would be ideal but my job not only doesn't offer it, we wouldn't be able to afford it. My husband and I had many fears about hiring a nanny. He considered quitting his job but in this recession, that is too scary plus he loves his job. Anyway, we found someone who loves Clara and seems to be okay with the feeding problem. Unfortunately it is very expensive. Once she cried though when Clara had a bad week not eating anything by mouth. Since then I am worried she might quit... I have read others who are using day care and were pleasantly surprised that they were great about the feeding tubes. I wish I had considered day care. I just assumed that would not be an option because of the tube feedings. Now I know better but don't plan on changing things yet.
Jul 13, 2010
Mom to Charlie - cleft palate and reflux. Meds - zantac, prevacid, mylanta and reglan.
My son has a gtube and used to have severe reflux (vomited 3-4 times a day). He has been in day care since he was about 10 months. They have been terrific with him and we have worked together to make the situation work for everyone. This is also a center, not someone's home. You can try to call centers near you and explain your situation - they may ask you to come in so they can meet your daughter and talk about her reflux in more detail. When we started in day care, they gave Charlie 4 meds twice a day, he vomited at least 3 times a day plus they did the tube feeds. Now he is down to 2 meds once a day and they do 2 tube feeds. It has worked out very well. Good luck. Susie
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