Some answers finally!

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raindrop
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Re : Some answers finally!

Postby raindrop » Fri Aug 06, 2004 08:56 am

Sandra, Sorry you are having such problems. She just sounds like Wyatt was before they dx his reflux and also, they think he also may have an allergy. have you tried to give her any mylanta?? that may help, I think that was half of Wyatts meal for a while..lol... he had to have so much of it, along with the other stomach meds he was taking. Hopefully they will figure something out really soon. Wyatt lost almost a pound when he first started having the reflux really bad. That is when they finally sent him to the ped. gastro. Now he does so much better. Good Luck!!

Donna - 32
Richard - 33
Whitney Lynn Rochelle- 6-27-99 - (36 wks due to PE) 5lbs 2oz 18in long
Wyatt Elijah Lawrence- 7-3-03 (34wks 6days due to PIH/PE) 4lbs 6.8oz 17in long
Expecting #3 EDD March 3, 2005 - gallstones

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Re : Some answers finally!

Postby samarasmom » Fri Aug 06, 2004 07:09 am

Samara was on the Nutramigen for awhile and had Diarrhea. She is on Pregestimil which is a high calorie formula for preemies and hypoallergenic. We had another rough night. She is acting like her stomach is hurting bad after each feeding. I am trying to call her doc again. Thanks for the advise.

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elijah 05/06/99
isaiah 03/25/02
samara 07/21/04

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Re : Some answers finally!

Postby jenn » Thu Aug 05, 2004 08:00 pm

Sandra,
I second Kara's motion. I am also thinking allergy.
J was projectile vomiter also before we knew what was going on.
I just can't stress it enough, that I feel a pediatric gastro. will be your best bet for getting to the bottom of Samara's tummy trouble, and give you the best guidence for her future.
Send her my love.


Jennie (24)
Shad DH (29)

Jaidyn 1.24.01 (30 wkr)
Severe PE/HELLP
2lb. 12oz.
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Natalia Rosse
Due Thanksgiving day!
11.25.04
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Re : Some answers finally!

Postby maxs mom » Thu Aug 05, 2004 05:52 pm

Vomiting can be a sign of an allergy. Max was diagnosed with reflux because of the vomiting, and it really was an allergy. Did you say you put her on Nutramigen or alimentum? If not, you probably should, especially since your two sons had problems. And if that doesn't work, don't hesitate to make the switch to Neocate, I think WIC pays for this if it's needed. When we switched to Neocate, the vomiting stopped, it was a god send!
Kara

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Re : Some answers finally!

Postby samarasmom » Thu Aug 05, 2004 05:33 pm

Samara is doing a little better on the new formula. I dont like the doc she see now until her regular doc comes back. She is perkier and the diarrhea stopped BUT she is still vomiting immediately after each feeding and still no wt gain. He said since she is keeping some formula down and she isnt projectile vomiting that they will 'just watch her' and to come back when she is 2 months old. STUPID if you ask me.any advise. Maybe i am just being irrationable since I am not used to having a good healthy child and dont know anything else. I dont know

Sandra 23
elijah 05/06/99
isaiah 03/25/02
samara 07/21/04

raindrop
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Re : Some answers finally!

Postby raindrop » Wed Aug 04, 2004 07:00 pm

I second Jennie.. with her having these problems the gastro doc could help out alot.. I know they helped Wyatt alot. Hoping that all starts getting much better for her and you too.

Donna - 32
Richard - 33
Whitney Lynn Rochelle- 6-27-99 - (36 wks due to PE) 5lbs 2oz 18in long
Wyatt Elijah Lawrence- 7-3-03 (34wks 6days due to PIH/PE) 4lbs 6.8oz 17in long
Expecting #3 EDD March 3, 2005 - gallstones

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Re : Some answers finally!

Postby samarasmom » Wed Aug 04, 2004 06:38 pm

She has an appt in the morning to check her weoght and I plan to ask for some more tests to rule out other options

Sandra 23
elijah 05/06/99
isaiah 03/25/02
samara 07/21/04

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Re : Some answers finally!

Postby jenn » Wed Aug 04, 2004 12:51 am

Sandra,
Many prayers!
J was hospitalized with dehydration from her formula intol. I know how serious this can be.
Lucky for us it was a simple change to Nutram.
What about an appt. with a gastrointerologist?
Just to rule out reflux, stomach problems, things of this nature?
In fact the more I think about it... I urge you to do so.
Much love, please please give an update when poss.



Jennie (24)
Shad DH (29)

Jaidyn 1.24.01 (30 wkr)
Severe PE/HELLP
2lb. 12oz.

Heavenly Angel:
Blaze
12.6.03
(miscarriage)

Natalia Rosse
Due Thanksgiving day!
11.25.04

http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/j/jaid/

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Re : Some answers finally!

Postby samarasmom » Wed Aug 04, 2004 10:13 am

Thanks everyone,
My 2 boys ended up on Nutramigen from lactose problems with regular formula and have an allergy to soy like me. i am not sure what is going to happen to her but she is not having anymore diarrhea since the switch. I talked to her WIC lady when she called and she mentioned that the only other option if she still has a problem with the Pregestimil is the Neocate formula. she also said that I should speak to my doc about her being on the Pregestimil and possibly have some stuff ruled out like Pyloric Stenosis ( which my youngest son had so I know there is a chance for her to have) since she is still spitting up and getting hiccups after every feeding. The number one thing is that she start gaining wieght and SOON!

Please pray for her that all is okay with her.

Sandra 23
elijah 05/06/99
isaiah 03/25/02
samara 07/21/04

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Re : Some answers finally!

Postby deerhart » Wed Aug 04, 2004 07:35 am

you know I hear of lots of kids that have problems with Similiac, both my boys had probelms with the formula too.

Hopefully, though with the new stuff things will turn around for her and she will do fine!

GL
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