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Nov 26, 2012
stingler28
SLT
one and a half month old with GER
I have a one and a half month old baby girl who we were informed about a week ago she has acid reflux GERD..She started off spitting up which all babies do, but it progressed to occasional vomit as well..She also spent two days in the hospital due to a virus as well with diarreah and slight dehydration..that is when we also had the upper GI series done and they said definitely acid reflux..It has been hard to see her when she does vomit cause it makes her like she is choking..My husband works a lot and we have a 7 year old as well so it can be very hard at times..So far she vomits maybe 1-3 feedings and we usually give her more after which most times she keeps down...the spit up I can deal with better than the vomit..well at least I think it is vomiting..she just looks so uncomfortable and I wish it was me not my baby dealing with this..She is currently on prevacid almost two weeks now seems like it helps some but not 100%..It is hard and stressful and really no family members to support and help us..It is pretty much me at home and my husband is a great helper when he is home, but he works a lot..Those are the times it gets very hard for me..She also seems to have colic symptoms as well that seem to come on about early evening...I am just looking for support as i dont' know anything about this and am learning as I go..thanks
Nov 29, 2012
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.
Welcome! I remember how hard it was when my son was little and I was alone most of the time -- I never felt so isolated in my life. I'm glad the Prevacid is helping some. The deal with most reflux meds is that they reduce or eliminate acid, but don't actually prevent the physiological aspect of reflux. In other words, they may reduce or eliminate pain, but they will not necessarily reduce or eliminate spitting up or vomiting. Don't hesitate to ask around here, or contact your baby's physician if the medication is not working as well as you think it ought to -- things are constantly changing with babies, and sometimes dosages or medications/medication combinations need to be changed right in step.

If you haven't already, be sure to peruse the Reading Room/Library on this site, as there are many articles there, and you may also want to search previous posts for information on specific concerns or issues. And of course, always feel free to post whenever you need advice, resources or just some understanding support from people who have been there. You are definitely not alone in this.

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