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  #1  
August 23rd, 2010, 07:23 PM
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Hi ladies, somehow I have been muddling through GERD with my youngest with no clue this board existed. Gabe is just over a year and was diagnosed at 4 weeks or so. He's been on a few different meds, with only moderate relief, and no one has done any testing on him. No barium swallow, no pH no nothing. Thankfully he's never had pneumonia but we've had our battles. At 10 months he was only 12 lbs, he was 6 at birth. We made a huge leap between 10 and 12 months, he gained 5 lbs, but no gain in almost a month. Well that's our intro and I look forward to picking your brains and getting to know you!
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August 23rd, 2010, 07:27 PM
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Our little guys are close in age. Wesley also battles with reflux, but has done much better since he started crawling around 7 months. I can't believe they did not run any tests! He currently drinks Similac Alimentum and eats dairy/gluten free because of his food allergies. Nice to meet you!
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Wesley (7.16.09) Severe GERD, FTT, Gastroparesis, Sensory Processing issues, Tube fed, (G tube currently), suspected Mitochondrial Disease, trialing Gastric Stimulator. Nissen Fundoplication 7/2012
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August 23rd, 2010, 07:31 PM
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No food allergies for Gabe just a loooong list of "can't eat" and he loves everything,it makes it so hard! I'm still nursing and we can add in small amounts of dairy before dinner then he's cut off from any cow dairy because it makes him mucusy and that flares him.
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August 23rd, 2010, 07:45 PM
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Poor baby. We found out Wesley had allergies when he started getting bloody diarrhea. That was scary!

How many solid meals does he eat a day? Wesley is doing much better not that he eats a lot of regular food.
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August 23rd, 2010, 07:51 PM
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Quite the opposite for us, solids make his reflux worse. He lives on pears, bananas, peaches, baby oatmeal, baby yogurt, cauliflower, boiled chicken (I can throw a celerey stalk in to spice it up) and tofu. On good days he can have eggs or maybe french toast but we don't have too many good days.
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August 24th, 2010, 04:32 AM
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So far all 4 of my kids ahve had GERD they dont gainw eight and throw up almost everything they eat.. What's worked for teh other 3 is solids helped but luckily all 3 of them grew out of it by 12 months and i hoping teh same for Ms. Faith she is 2 months today..
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August 24th, 2010, 04:04 PM
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Wesley cannot do pears or anything somewhat acidic. I'm sorry to hear your poor little guy is still struggling so much with his reflux. If I were you, I would try to find a GI specialist. *hugs*
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August 25th, 2010, 11:20 AM
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Wow, Natalie's reflux is so much different. She eats constantly to soothe herself...she is already over 11 pounds at 8 weeks. She screams in pain and spits up a few times a day. But she always wants to eat. We have tried several different formulas, including Alimentum & Nutramigen. Right now she is on soy, which seems to be the best for her tummy & gas issues. Prevacid worked for 5 days and then stopped. (After doing some research, I have found that liquid Preavacid is only effective for 5-7 days due to the way its compounded at the pharmacy...so if you have to get Prevacid, get the solutabs.) Now she is on Axid, and it's helping a little, but I'm nervous that it will stop working because that's what I've heard from so many people.
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August 25th, 2010, 02:22 PM
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Wesley was that way too, he ate non-stop to soothe the pain. He was still slow to gain though.
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August 26th, 2010, 09:18 PM
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When Gabe was a newborn he was a constant eater, he nursed every hour and a half or so until he was about 10 months old. He would actually eat so much that it would make him vomit which would start a cycle of refluxing and vomiting. When it stopped he wanted to eat again. I'm sure it was partly because he was hungry and partly because his esophagas ant throat were on fire.
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August 27th, 2010, 01:51 PM
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Poor baby is just swimming in his cloth diapers. So cute. I hope he starts improving soon.
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Wesley (7.16.09) Severe GERD, FTT, Gastroparesis, Sensory Processing issues, Tube fed, (G tube currently), suspected Mitochondrial Disease, trialing Gastric Stimulator. Nissen Fundoplication 7/2012
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August 27th, 2010, 06:20 PM
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Lol! They actually just fit him on the smallest rise now. Those pics are from the beginning of May, I think? I just had to move his BumGenious to the second rise a couple weeks ago but the Blueberries are cut with a longer rise. At his 12m well check yesterday he weighed 18 lbs 2 oz, 28 3/4" long. He's gained 6 lbs 3 oz and 3" in right about 3 months. Not bad considering he only gained 6 lbs in his first 10 months of life.
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August 27th, 2010, 06:45 PM
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That's great! Wesley was 19 lbs and the same height at 12mths, 1 week. He's also on the medium setting on his CDs. Wesley was born at 5 lbs, 8 ozs so he has always been on the smaller size.
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Nissen Fundoplication and Hiatal hernia repair 10/25/11
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