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Nov 25, 2010
beth anderson
PAGER Director and original GERD Nerd
Mother of Chris (1988) and Katie (1990)
Author of The Reflux Book
Member of PAGER since 1992
Donor since 1992
Survived Thanksgiving?
Any tips you want to share with other parents? Complaints? Yes, we know that you are supposed to be grateful today, but we also know that holidays are stressful. Especially holidays that revolve around FOOD.
Nov 26, 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 am thankful that last Thanksgiving Jedd didn't really eat any of his big feast and this year he did!!!! PROGRESS!!!!

I was at work but I heard he ate some carrots, corn, stuffing, one bite of mash taters, not a fan of those he is...LOL and some turkey and some chocolate cream pie....

Pretty successful meal if you ask me.

In years past when all Jedd would eat was pureed foods once we were tube weaning, I made it a point to buy baby food turkey meal stuff so at least he was still eat a "thanksgiving" meal. It sounds simple, but it meant alot to me to be able to feed him something similar to what we were eating.

We also looked at holidays as a stress free day. Whatever Jedd ate he ate, and we weren't going to push any feeding therapy on him on those days to add stress. They were "freebie" days.

Nov 26, 2010
My son Levi is 13 weeks old. We figured out he has reflux @ 2 weeks. We have tried 4 different formuls (Currently Neocate) and he is taking Pepcid, Prevacid, Mylanta, Grip Water
i had to leave my son's grandparents (on his fathers side) because they kept trying to feed him food. They know that he has MSPI and GERD but blatently disobeyed me and tried feeding him Mashed potatoes and fosting!!! I seriously had and anxiety attack because I dont think they take me serious or his stomach issues serious. Not to mention that he JUST turned 5 months today. UGH!!! Next time im gunna leave him there so they have to deal with the after effect of their "experiment"
Nov 28, 2010
Ginger Bennett
Mom to Stanton - 2 year old with GERD, DGE and MPI
I am thankful my uncle is a doctor. Stanton had an allergic asthma reaction to someone feeding him eggs! We ended up in a north Mississippi ER where my uncle was on call. He got us over the critical hump and kept us from being admitted. Not at all how I though we'd spend the holidays seeing family :)
Nov 28, 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
Boo to family members that do not understand what these kids are going through had now dangerous it can be to ignore us. It can be so frustrating to get the looks of "he's fine.. you need to lighten up." I have had to be not so nice during holidays of the past. No one messes with me/him anymore.

On a positive note... I am thankful for the fact that Ryan found the bowl of fruit at the dinner table, stole it, ran off to the corner of the livingroom and ate the whole thing himself and did not share a single piece with anyone else.

Nov 29, 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.
Like Jessica...this was Z's FIRST year sitting at the table and eating with us...he didn't exactly take the eating world by storm, but he ate some mac n cheese and three cocktail weenies! yay for that!
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doctor first!