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Dec 29, 2011
mangogal
Mom to two refluxers. DS 4.5 years, on prevacid since 5 weeks. Trial wean this summer...fail. Intolerant of dairy and soy DD born Nov 2010. Currently on zegerid. Had stomach malrotation & surgery at 9 months. Avoiding dairy/soy with her while BFing.
Endoscopy & ph probe
DS is having his first endoscopy and pH probe study in January. We have gone round and round over the years trying to get weaned off meds and trying to avoid further testing. He is able to verbalize now more as he is older about his pain. Time to follow up with the endoscopy. I am ok with doing this but worried about how in the world he will keep in the pH probe. I don't want to traumatize him. The GI doc did agree that if he pulls it out we can just go with what data we have and not try to replace it. I worked in healthcare and put in NG tubes before and know bigger kids aren't exactly cooperative!! Anyway, hoping it all goes well.
Dec 30, 2011
lorenzomama
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.
For what it's worth, Lorenzo was 3 when he had his last pH probe -- the traumatizing part for him was the introduction and removal of the probe (and for him it was very traumatizing, but that's another story). Once it was in, he barely seemed to notice it.
Check with your
doctor first!