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Feb 09, 2011
Help week 3 of Elecare
Hi all, my DD was dx 4 weeks ago with MSPI and reflux at 1 week. She had projectile vomiting and food refusal on nutramagen and transitioned to Elecare and prevacid compound in the same week. I also stopped rice thickener that week. After an initial reflux flare things were better. Mucous poops stopped almost immediately. This past sunday she seemed fussy, drooling sucking her fists and she is 4.5months old so I htought she was teething and gave her infant ibuprofen, that seemed to help because she slept through the night but since then her symptoms evolved back into a full reflux flare. Yesterday and today it was a struggle for her to take the bottle and this evening she started with the clear throw up again. I called ped GI and Pharmacy and had them mix me fresh batch of prevacid since I read that could be the problem Just got the first dose in her then 4 oz formula which she promptly vomited then 3 oz pedialyte now asleep. My question is do you think she is reacting to the ibuprofen or flared from unstable prevacid compound. THe clear vomits is what scares me. SHe pooped three times today a little stringy but no large piece of mucus. My stomach is in knots because I thought elecare was working and now I'm even worried that is no right for her.
Feb 09, 2011
Debbie, Mom to:
Derek,10/29/02 GERD,Can't have any legumes(soy, being the worse), allergic to PN/Tree Nuts, struggled to gain weight for years, my "picky" eater,Takes Zegerid. Johnny, 12/05/99 GERD, managed by diet, allergic to cashews/pistachios.
Are they adjusting the Prevacid dosage for her weight? Is she on it a few times a day for good coverage? She could also just have a virus. My kids used to get miserable from ibuprofren, it is very hard on the stomach. I could only give tylenol., and only that with food.
Feb 10, 2011
food refusal
No GI insited to continue once a day even after I called yesterday. She only took 10 oz yesterday and vomited the 4oz pm bottle. I got her to take 4oz in the middle of the night but I could not even get the prevacid in her this morning. Tried mixed with a tiny bit of pedialyte eventually just shot it in her mouth but the gagged and spit some out. Assuming I stop ibuprofen does this all just sound like reflux flare yo you? Do i need mylanta> Have some maalox but it has alluminum and mag oxide in it. . .
Feb 10, 2011
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
One thing to consider is if she has the flu. There is some wicked stuff going around right now. Stomach flu and cold flu. I never ever get sick and it took me down hard for over 3 days.

Have you taken her to the Ped to rule out ear and sinus infection?

I am with Debbie on the mortin. Ryan could not have that at all! And yes, she can definately be teething which is also a killer on Reflux.

As far as the Maalox... it is preferred if you can find the alumninum free Mylanta Cherry Supreme. It can be hard to find, but if you call your pharmacist, they can order it in for you. Should only take an afternoon to get it in and its cheap.

Check with your
doctor first!