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Nov 16, 2010
kru
Caracream/BufferBabies
I give my daughter the 15mg Prevacid Solutab (you dissolve the tablet in a couple mls of water so that it is dispensed in a liquid). Is there any reason the Caracream/Bufferbabies would be better? Is it just an administration issue, or are there other benefits to the Caracream/Bufferbabies? I do see you can give it independent of mealtimes. Thanks.
Nov 17, 2010
vigilantmom
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
Nothing worked for my son until I moved him over to caracream/buffer babies. I used the solutabs and regular prevacid mixed with apple sauce. We had him on 30 mg a day and were getting no where. A week on the caracream and we had a new baby. No more feeding strikes, no more GI visits and no more ER visits. Prior to this stuff, every 4 to 6 weeks he would go hoarse, loose his voice completely and then go on a feeding strike. We would need IV fluids, codine, and benadryl mixed with mylanta to get him back on course. In 6 weeks he went from the 2nd percentile in weight to the 50th. In 3 weeks we were able to start backing his dosage down and we got to 15mg a day pretty quickly. It was that much more effective.

The advantages were: Easier administration, no timing around food, and most importantly the sodium bicarbonate protected the meds to all of it was allowed to safely bypass the acid in his stomach and release into him system. The results were shocking. None of his docs could argue with the results that were seen.

Now that said, that was Ryan. Every kid is different. The first 2 weeks they are on it, they are more gassy as their system adjusts. Just push through that and use Mylicon as needed.

Nov 17, 2010
adelines mom
karen, can you mix the prevacid with caracream? i used the zegerid with the caracream and the taste was so bad for adeline. almost salty and she kept refusing it. i thought it said zegerid was the only thing to be used with caracream.
Nov 17, 2010
vigilantmom
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
Yes, they have a caracream that mixes with Prevacid. I used it with Ryan from July of 09 until Aug of this year. Then I switched to the Caracream with Zegrid because it was a cheaper option and worked exactly the same. Zegrid alreayd has some sodium bicarbonate in the capsule so you dont the ratio that they send you is a little less. The taste is exactly the same though. It's the sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) that gives it that salty taste. Ryan didnt like the taste at first either so I had to force the issue. Sat him on my lap, held his arms, tipped him back and squirted it in. I know that makes me sound terribly mean but the alternative was worse. It was my last alternative. After a week he didnt fight me anymore any after a month he licked the lid if he could get a hold of the bottle. He caught on real fast that is was responsible for making him feel better and opened up wide when he saw it coming.

If you dont feel right about forcing the issue you can try their Caracream Max. It is a calcium buffer vs sodium. I would think it would taste differently. Another thought is that since you can give it with our with out food you could mix it in applesauce, yogurt or something else she likes to eat.

Nov 18, 2010
kru
Where can you order Caracream?
Vigilantmom- Where can I order the Caracream? The Marci-Kids website is currently offline for upgrades. Thanks for all of your support!
Nov 18, 2010
vigilantmom
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
You can pull the order form and fax number off their sister site.... www.refluxsolutions.com. That is up and running.
Nov 18, 2010
kru
Karen- did you ever have testing done on Ryan? We are trying to decide about going through with the endoscopy that is scheduled for Monday just to determine what we are dealing with. We are also considering the modified barium swallow, UGI, and feeding therapy. Have you had any experience with those? Thanks.
Nov 18, 2010
vigilantmom
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
Yes, we did them all at 9 months. The endoscopy was super easy. I canceled it once and almost canceled it again but either Janet or Jessica here on the site talked me into just getting it over with. I am glad I did. Zero regreats. The before hand worrying is way worse than the actual procedure. It took less than 15 minutes. He was pissed when he was coming to but that was about it. The upper gi with the barrium sucked though. Pardon my words. I elected to do it the same day. Not a smart decision. 30 minutes after waking up from the GI I was trying to get barium down his throat. He was extremely pissed then. He was a sleep feeder so I dont what made me think I was going to get him to drink barium after a endoscopy, in a strange place, while being held down by stranger and have a big machine over him. He wouldnt take the bottle so they gave me a big syringe and had me squirt it in while he screamed. As soon as I picked him up he was completely fine. He inhaled a bottle in the car on the way home and was completely back to normal. While I didnt get mom of the year award that day, I did what I had to do for him. That was my job. We had to figure out what was and was not going on with him. After that no one argued with me that he had severe acid reflux that went all the way up into his ears. It also let me rest assured that he did not have EE, ulcers, celiacs, piloric stenosis or anything else. Knowing what he didnt was as important as knowing what he did have.

Feeding therapy.. yes we did it, but I should have called a lot sooner than I did. I hate asking for help, am very stubborn, and I like to do things my way, so I went at it alone. By the time I got them involved I was almost to the finish line. Call, its a free service and most people really like what they have to offer. If you work outside the home it can be tricky to schedule their visits around your work schedule and your guilty conscious from already missing so much work. Know that doing in.

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doctor first!