Log In Sign Up

Silent reflux - update on Ellianna


Forum: June 2013 Playroom

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Kim3

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To June 2013 Playroom LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
July 19th, 2013, 05:15 PM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Northeast USA
Posts: 2,153
We went to the doctors today. Within 60 seconds he diagnosed bad reflux. Two big cues - excessive weight gain (went from bw of 7 2 to 10 14 at 6 weeks) and hoarse voice. Lots of people think reflux leads to poor weight gain. He explained the contant need to nurse is due to the bm soothing the burn of the acid. The hoarseness is the acid burning the vocal cords We are to limit her bottles of bm to 2 1/2 ounces so as not to cause tummy spill over (not sure what to do when I nurse as I cannot measure). Started Zantac three times per day. In addition, I am continuing to sleep with her on me until the symptoms let up for her. Makes me want to cry that acid is burning her. Poor little girl, Hope the medicine works quickly.
__________________
Kimberly

Reply With Quote
  #2  
July 20th, 2013, 01:32 AM
eshute's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 1,838
I'm sorry your LO has reflux, but I'm glad your doctor was able to give you a diagnosis and the medication for it. Hopefully this happens at our appointment on tuesday (sadly it was the earliest one we could get), because I really think Anna has it, too.
__________________




Reply With Quote
  #3  
July 20th, 2013, 04:04 AM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Northeast USA
Posts: 2,153
Quote:
Originally Posted by eshute View Post
I'm sorry your LO has reflux, but I'm glad your doctor was able to give you a diagnosis and the medication for it. Hopefully this happens at our appointment on tuesday (sadly it was the earliest one we could get), because I really think Anna has it, too.
I hope little Anna gets some releif soon. Every day seemss like an eternity when your 'lo has something wrong.
__________________
Kimberly

Reply With Quote
  #4  
July 20th, 2013, 06:54 AM
MamaSkunk's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 3,064
A hoarse voice? Little man sometimes sounds congested if laying on his back for awhile and often will only fall asleep if he is held upright. I wonder if it is the same thing? Hmm
__________________




Reply With Quote
  #5  
July 20th, 2013, 07:34 AM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Northeast USA
Posts: 2,153
Karry - I never would have thought that a hoarse voice would indicate reflux either. The doc listened and noticed it right away. (I thought it sounded like asthma or a wheeze). It sounds just painful to know that it is acid burning the vocal cords. Hope your pedi can help your little man. I hate the thought of any baby in pain. (I am such a sucker for babies - if I was in the store and heard any parent said the baby needed something, I would just have it placed on my card. No baby in the world should ever be in pain - it just stinks that they are).
MamaSkunk likes this.
__________________
Kimberly

Reply With Quote
  #6  
July 20th, 2013, 07:44 AM
MamaSkunk's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 3,064
I texted my cousin who is a nurse and told her everything he does and she also said it sounds like reflux and she's gonna talk to her mom...my aunt that is also a nurse to see what she thinks. My mom does have horrid reflux and has to take zantac daily. Poor kid what a horrid thing to inherit. He is so good that he doesn't fuss even tho he may be in pain.
__________________




Reply With Quote
  #7  
July 20th, 2013, 10:46 AM
overlinmommy17's Avatar Super Mommy
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Mt. Holly , NC
Posts: 955
Madeline has it too. She is so uncomfortable. Started meds yesterday. She cries a lot and vomits tons of milk. its so sad.
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #8  
July 20th, 2013, 12:37 PM
navywifey2003's Avatar Home Birth Mama
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Clovis, CA
Posts: 37,396
Send a message via AIM to navywifey2003
Poor babies! I hope they feel better soon!
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #9  
July 20th, 2013, 01:31 PM
QueenCrafty's Avatar Courtney
Join Date: May 2007
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 25,860
Glad all the babies are getting meds to help!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
July 21st, 2013, 05:23 PM
Steph625's Avatar Super Mommy
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: South Bloomfield, Ohio
Posts: 828
Leif has had a nice weight gain very similar to that. And he wants to eat all the time. And sometimes it's up to 4oz. He will go 3-4hrs between feedings. He does not have a hoarse voice and he doesn't spit up or throw up at all. Maybe 3 times total since birth. Could he still have reflux with the weight gain and the lg amt for feedings? If I give him 3 oz, he seems fussy afterwards and still roots around. I'm at a lost and reading these posts about reflux have me questioning.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:18 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0