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HELP please! GERD

Posted by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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My dd was just diagnosed although she has been having these issues since birth. We have switched her formula to Nutramigen and she is taking 15mg of Prevacid per day. It seems impossible to get her to swallow the prevacid, if I put it in the bottle it doesn't get sucked through the nipple. When I dissolved it and put it in her mouth with a syringe she threw it back up almost four hours later!

She seems to be getting worse not better and it has been a week now. I am at a loss. She cries and is obviously in pain, she chokes while eating and while throwing up. I need some support or someone with any advice. She is 5 months old.

I also have a 16 month old and a 3 year old and am just at my wits end

by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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yabbadabba07
by Member on Aug. 19, 2011 at 11:48 AM

BUMP!

abeezy7
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 11:52 AM
I honestly have no advice cuz I wil b a 1st time mommy...but here a bump for u and I hope ur lil 1 gets better
KayDziedzic
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 11:55 AM

DS was officially diagnosed around 7 months. He was prescribed Prevacid tablets dissolved in a syringe, too, and he'd spit up so often that it would come up before it had a chance to do any good. I finally just stopped giving it. Dr put him on Enfamil AR (added rice) which helped a little bit but it was hard to mix, and would settle quickly and clog the bottle nipples. We just had to deal with it, and it was awful. Once he was off of formula after 1 year, DS did improve almost immediately.

I know it's rough, but it gets better as they have formula less frequently. Sorry you and your LO are going through this, hang in there!

mom2LandL
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 12:00 PM

My son was diagnosed at 2 weeks.  Prevacid was the third med we tried and the one to finally work.  So, if you have to try new ones, you should.  I crushed it and put it in the tiniest amount of water to dissolve it and then gave it with a syringe.  I can't believe that after 4 hours it hadn't absorbed yet...We put rice cereal in EVERY bottle until he gave up formula.  He slept in his carseat for 5 months.  He was switched to alimentum (I think it's called).  Had to prop him after every bottle.  He was never flat---for 6 months.  And the snugli is the only reason we are sane,  Hubby wants to get it bronzed and display it, LOL.  Feel free to PM if you need any pointers.  It is a rough, ROUGH thing to deal with.  And one that makes you feel very alone.

yabbadabba07
by Member on Aug. 19, 2011 at 12:32 PM

Thank you so much. The specialist said that the reason she could throw up so much formula hours after she ate was because her body wasn't digesting it so it would just sit in her stomach and I am thinking that maybe the same is happening with the prevacid. We have a check up on the 12th of September so I am trying to get through until then. She has been on Alimentum for 2 months and the specialist just switched her on Monday to the Nutramigen. I do feel very alone as my husband doesn't understand and just takes it personally like she doesn't like him.

Quoting mom2LandL:

My son was diagnosed at 2 weeks.  Prevacid was the third med we tried and the one to finally work.  So, if you have to try new ones, you should.  I crushed it and put it in the tiniest amount of water to dissolve it and then gave it with a syringe.  I can't believe that after 4 hours it hadn't absorbed yet...We put rice cereal in EVERY bottle until he gave up formula.  He slept in his carseat for 5 months.  He was switched to alimentum (I think it's called).  Had to prop him after every bottle.  He was never flat---for 6 months.  And the snugli is the only reason we are sane,  Hubby wants to get it bronzed and display it, LOL.  Feel free to PM if you need any pointers.  It is a rough, ROUGH thing to deal with.  And one that makes you feel very alone.


yabbadabba07
by Member on Aug. 19, 2011 at 12:33 PM

Thank you for your support. I am glad your ds is doing better! It gives me hope for my little one.

Quoting KayDziedzic:

DS was officially diagnosed around 7 months. He was prescribed Prevacid tablets dissolved in a syringe, too, and he'd spit up so often that it would come up before it had a chance to do any good. I finally just stopped giving it. Dr put him on Enfamil AR (added rice) which helped a little bit but it was hard to mix, and would settle quickly and clog the bottle nipples. We just had to deal with it, and it was awful. Once he was off of formula after 1 year, DS did improve almost immediately.

I know it's rough, but it gets better as they have formula less frequently. Sorry you and your LO are going through this, hang in there!


mom2LandL
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 12:48 PM

Almost no one had anything to do with my little guy for the first 6-8 months of his life.  I was the only one who could calm him at all (and that was rare).  My hubby tried so hard (he was deployed for the first 5 months of our oldest son's life so he tried to "make up for it") but nothing worked.  Once he got to where he could sit up on his own, he turned around alot.  And by 8 months he was a completely different baby.  He was-and still is-a challenging guy though.  I think we spent all that time just trying to "shut him up" we gave him whatever he seemed to want and now he is spoiled, LOL.  I creid to my mom many times that I loved him so much, but didn't even like him.  Now he and I are the closest of any of my kids.  And when I got pregnant with my third I scared to death that this new baby would "be like Lincoln".  And he was a dream baby---I tell everyone he is my gift for not killing Linky.   

Quoting yabbadabba07:

Thank you so much. The specialist said that the reason she could throw up so much formula hours after she ate was because her body wasn't digesting it so it would just sit in her stomach and I am thinking that maybe the same is happening with the prevacid. We have a check up on the 12th of September so I am trying to get through until then. She has been on Alimentum for 2 months and the specialist just switched her on Monday to the Nutramigen. I do feel very alone as my husband doesn't understand and just takes it personally like she doesn't like him.

Quoting mom2LandL:

My son was diagnosed at 2 weeks.  Prevacid was the third med we tried and the one to finally work.  So, if you have to try new ones, you should.  I crushed it and put it in the tiniest amount of water to dissolve it and then gave it with a syringe.  I can't believe that after 4 hours it hadn't absorbed yet...We put rice cereal in EVERY bottle until he gave up formula.  He slept in his carseat for 5 months.  He was switched to alimentum (I think it's called).  Had to prop him after every bottle.  He was never flat---for 6 months.  And the snugli is the only reason we are sane,  Hubby wants to get it bronzed and display it, LOL.  Feel free to PM if you need any pointers.  It is a rough, ROUGH thing to deal with.  And one that makes you feel very alone.



yabbadabba07
by Member on Aug. 19, 2011 at 1:53 PM

Lol well I am glad your third baby was so good. This is definitely our last! She is sooo cute but such a handful. I love the name Lincoln!

Quoting mom2LandL:

Almost no one had anything to do with my little guy for the first 6-8 months of his life.  I was the only one who could calm him at all (and that was rare).  My hubby tried so hard (he was deployed for the first 5 months of our oldest son's life so he tried to "make up for it") but nothing worked.  Once he got to where he could sit up on his own, he turned around alot.  And by 8 months he was a completely different baby.  He was-and still is-a challenging guy though.  I think we spent all that time just trying to "shut him up" we gave him whatever he seemed to want and now he is spoiled, LOL.  I creid to my mom many times that I loved him so much, but didn't even like him.  Now he and I are the closest of any of my kids.  And when I got pregnant with my third I scared to death that this new baby would "be like Lincoln".  And he was a dream baby---I tell everyone he is my gift for not killing Linky.   

Quoting yabbadabba07:

Thank you so much. The specialist said that the reason she could throw up so much formula hours after she ate was because her body wasn't digesting it so it would just sit in her stomach and I am thinking that maybe the same is happening with the prevacid. We have a check up on the 12th of September so I am trying to get through until then. She has been on Alimentum for 2 months and the specialist just switched her on Monday to the Nutramigen. I do feel very alone as my husband doesn't understand and just takes it personally like she doesn't like him.

Quoting mom2LandL:

My son was diagnosed at 2 weeks.  Prevacid was the third med we tried and the one to finally work.  So, if you have to try new ones, you should.  I crushed it and put it in the tiniest amount of water to dissolve it and then gave it with a syringe.  I can't believe that after 4 hours it hadn't absorbed yet...We put rice cereal in EVERY bottle until he gave up formula.  He slept in his carseat for 5 months.  He was switched to alimentum (I think it's called).  Had to prop him after every bottle.  He was never flat---for 6 months.  And the snugli is the only reason we are sane,  Hubby wants to get it bronzed and display it, LOL.  Feel free to PM if you need any pointers.  It is a rough, ROUGH thing to deal with.  And one that makes you feel very alone.

 

 


mom2LandL
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 2:09 PM

Thanks...Yeah, Lincoln is a beautiful kid.  My sisters say he is the cutest of all the grandsons (including their own kids!) but I always tell people who comment "God made him cute so we'd love him anyways!"

Quoting yabbadabba07:

Lol well I am glad your third baby was so good. This is definitely our last! She is sooo cute but such a handful. I love the name Lincoln!



.Angelica.
by Silver Member on Aug. 19, 2011 at 2:53 PM

have you looked into chiropractic care to help it?

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