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Nov 18, 2010
kru
Is feeding problematic after endoscopy???
Does anyone have experience with their infant recovering after an endoscopy? We are trying to determine if we want to go through with it on Monday. I ask this because one nurse just told me that the baby can have a sore throat similar to strep throat after having the biopsy done during the endoscopy. Knowing my little sensitive 4 month old girl, having to drink her bottle with a sore throat will most likely put her on a feeding strike for the rest of her life. Last time she had a stuffy nose she rejected the bottle for three days. Does anyone have experience trying to feed their baby after an endoscopy?
Nov 18, 2010
jeddsmommy
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: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jedd
Jedd was tube fed so I can't speak as to oral feeding after one but he has a pretty sever oral aversion and we went through other intubated surgeries while trying to keep him eating oral and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.

Are you seeing Early Intervention yet? They can do a free eval and provide services for feeding issues.

Nov 18, 2010
kru
Is Early Intervention the same thing as a feeding therapist/speech therapist? We are scheduled to see them at the end of the month.
Nov 18, 2010
kml723
After our little guy had an endoscopy, he really didn't each much that same day afterwards and even the next day his intake was down. He also had ALOT of gas (upper GI gas) even into the day after due to the anesthesia. We gave some Tylenol to help with a potential sore throat but the second day after he was fine. We had no regrets in having the endoscopy.
Nov 18, 2010
kru
kml723 - How old was your little one when he had the endoscopy? Did he have food refusal/bottle aversion before you decided to do the endoscopy? Thanks.
Nov 18, 2010
kml723
He was about 3 months old. He was already hospitalized for vomiting related to his GERD and failure to thrive/weight loss so they did the endoscopy as part of his work up. At that point, he would take the bottle despite vomiting 4-7 times w/each feed. He (at that time) did not have a problem eating-his problem was keeping it down.
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
Ryan was huge oral adversion kid. The scope didnt phase him but the barioum swallow wasnt pretty. He was 9 months old. He has totally fine afterwards though. No issues in feeding from that.
Nov 19, 2010
dcd
No problems after our endoscopy with biopses. She took a couple good naps that day but other than that was completey normal. The doctors told us a sore throat was unlikely. And that most babies have no issues at all.
Nov 19, 2010
jeddsmommy
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: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jedd
KRU
Are you getting therapy through your ins comapny? IF you are then NO it's not the same thing.

Early Intervention is provided by your local school district. It is for children aged birth through 3 years old. IF they qualify after age 3 then they can go to public school to continue to recieve their services.

YOu have to remember too that oral intake my go down after going under for any procedure. The meds make their systems slow down and will in turn cause them not to be hungry. That's why they suggest to start with clear liquids and take it easy as far as feeding goes for about 24 hours after being put under.

It takes a little bit for the system to get back in working order. This is also why they have you stop eating before being sedated as well.

Nov 19, 2010
kavyamom
Kavya was affected by the anesthesia (allergic or intolerant to something) and so was very uncomfortable and crying for several hours after the procedure. She also didn't want to drink anything. The procedure was in the morn and she finally drank some pedialyte only at night. She had formula the next day but very low intake. Anyway, we were told to go very slowly with food (clear liquids, formula, semi-solids and last solids). She was 18 months then. In 2 days she was back to normal.
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