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Oct 23, 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.
Being a caretaker
It's hard work, not a lot of people realize the struggle mommas like us go through to keep our babies happy and healthy, especially when they are so sick. but i just wanted to share something with you. you need to take care of yourself too! any health issues, mental physical or emotional, try your hardest to get them met! Even if it's a once a week drive to starbucks alone with music blaring

I am saying this because I have seriously neglected my health in the course of trying to get Emily's issues under control. A health issue I did not take care of and follow up on 4 years ago (found out while i was pregnant with emily) turned into a severe health concern now.

I won't post my issues because I don't want to make this about me but i just wanted to let you all know that I am not well, and I probably won't be around very much. So i wanted to say good luck to all of you mommas out there and i wish you all the strength to take the very best care of your family and don't put yourself last! <3 <3<3
Oct 23, 2010
Ginger Bennett
Mom to Stanton - 2 year old with GERD, DGE and MPI
Kathryn - I am praying for you and your sweet family. It will be strange not hearing about Emi.....but it is time to take care of you! I am sending you thoughts of strength and rest and good health.
Oct 24, 2010
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.
Kathryn, you will be in my thoughts and I want to tell you how incredibly timely and valuable it is to me that you posted this now...really, words cannot express how much I needed that reminder.

May good health return to you and may you never, ever forget how much you have been appreciated here all these years...

Oct 25, 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
That is a good reminder to all of the moms on the board. Everyone of us has done the same physcially and emotionally to ourselves and the non Refluxers around us. I am so sorry to hear that you are paying the price for it right now. You know where to find us if there is anything we can do for you. Jen R. has my number and email address if you need anything at all.
Check with your
doctor first!