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Oct 21, 2010
Do I bring her to the GI appt or not?
Hi, I've posted a few questions on here recently, but now I have another one! A few weeks ago, my now 7 month old was projectile vomiting 2 hours after eating baby food. They did a upper GI and things looked fine. Dr referred us to a ped gi specialist and we have an appt Nov 8. They recommended not giving her any solids until that appt. My husband really wanted to try solids 1 more time to see what would happen--he basically thought it was just a fluke and there's nothing going on with her. I agreed to try it 1 more time. Well, she didn't want anything to do with it, but I sort of tricked her into eating some and it stayed down. I tried again a couple days later and she did not become sick. She still isn't really into the solids, but she'll eat some. SO my question is, do we keep the GI appt or do you think she's just fine? I don't want to put her through tests and all that if not necessary, but at the same time, I'm thinking it's better safe than sorry? Help?
Oct 21, 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
Do what feels right to you. If you want to go, you have the appointment so go for it. If they are not super hard to get into and you feel good about things, then cancel. Your her mom... you get to decide.

As far as the food goes, I think I remember that she was 5 weeks early and was gagging and what not on food so you were going to wait awhile to give her system time to mature. Sounds like that might be working. There is no hurry to get her to take baby food. It not full of calories or nutrition for that matter. It is a developmental learning stage. So what if she is 8 months old before she eats baby food. She will be munching down cheeseburgers and chicken nuggets with all her friends soon enough. Slow and steady wins the race. Follow her ques not what your son did or anyone elses kids or the books say. She is uniquely herself.

Oct 22, 2010
Thanks. We are going to go just to be safe. I called our insurance company today and the first 2 visits are free anyway (unless the due labs/radiology of course), but we 've also met our deductible for the year. So we'll go the appt and see what they have to say. Thanks again!
Oct 22, 2010
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site:
I would go because Ped GIs are really hard to get into. Once you get in, they can handle things over the phone if need be. But they will not do that if they have NOT seen you yet. So, go, get started as a patient and then you can decide if you want to go 4 or 6 months between visits or longer or shorter. Things are much smoother after getting seen though.
Oct 23, 2010
Ginger Bennett
Mom to Stanton - 2 year old with GERD, DGE and MPI
I'd go - it can't hurt
Check with your
doctor first!