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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-07-2012, 01:58 PM
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Posted By rugbymom
We tried wheat/gluten too when he was younger,...

We tried wheat/gluten too when he was younger, but saw no change with that one.  I'm hoping the allergy tests next month will give us some insight as to what else to try, because dairy and soy were...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-01-2012, 07:09 PM
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Posted By rugbymom
He was dairy and soy free for 2.5 years, but had...

He was dairy and soy free for 2.5 years, but had been on a normal diet for about a year.  I'm not sure whether there was a change in reflux during any of that time, because we didn't even figure it...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-29-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By rugbymom
Do any of you know much about giving a low dose...

Do any of you know much about giving a low dose of erythromyacin (sp?) to promote gastric emptying?  My son is 4.5 years old, and has bad reflux even while on prevacid.  He was tested for EE, but...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-19-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By rugbymom
She does have a lip tie.  I'm not sure that it's...

She does have a lip tie.  I'm not sure that it's that tight that she couldn't flange her lips, though.  But, I am not an expert at all.  Who is an expert?  Who should I ask about these things?
 ...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-16-2011, 06:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By rugbymom
She does not flange her lips out on the bottle...

She does not flange her lips out on the bottle at all.  We have to do it for her.  Getting her into the proper sucking position is a 3-handed job. 
On my breast, she isn't doing much of anything...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-13-2011, 05:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By rugbymom
Thanks for the encouragement that she might...

Thanks for the encouragement that she might actually figure it out.  She latched on the other day and I think she actually swallowed a few times.  I usually can't get her to do much more than...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-09-2011, 05:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By rugbymom
Duh- LLL- how did I forget that option?! ...

Duh- LLL- how did I forget that option?!  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/duh.gif  I even went to meetings with my first. 
I'll ask the doc about posterior tongue tie, but she can be...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-08-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By rugbymom
Hi!  I just had my second little girl 5 days...

Hi!  I just had my second little girl 5 days ago.  She hasn't nursed yet.  I've been pumping and feeding her bottles.  My supply and anatomy are not the problem.  She bites and doesn't move her...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-15-2011, 04:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By rugbymom
Sorry to hear that it didn't go so well for...

Sorry to hear that it didn't go so well for you.  Hopefully you get more answers soon.
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-07-2011, 04:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 891
Posted By rugbymom
Oh, and my son is 3.5

Oh, and my son is 3.5
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-07-2011, 04:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 891
Posted By rugbymom
This will be our third week of feeding therapy,...

This will be our third week of feeding therapy, so we are still new to it.  In December, we met had a interdepartmental feeding clinic evaluation.  We met with an OT, speech, physician, psychologist...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-17-2011, 05:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By rugbymom
I'd express your concern to the doctor/nurse. ...

I'd express your concern to the doctor/nurse.  Our doctor allowed us to give a very high dose of miralax in a small amount of liquid.  But, definately ask your doctor what the dose should be.  At...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-05-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,789
Posted By rugbymom
haha! I was just about to post that sew...

haha! I was just about to post that sew liberated pattern!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-21-2010, 11:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,857
Posted By rugbymom
I'm really glad GF is working for you! That's...

I'm really glad GF is working for you! That's great news. We have been GF for a little over 2 weeks, and it isn't working for us as far as I can tell. I'm going to give it a while longer. I'm glad...
Forum: Allergies   07-15-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By rugbymom
Well, it's easy to see that he is not eating...

Well, it's easy to see that he is not eating anything cross-contaminated, because he is now hardly eating. He ate a sunbutter crunch bar this morning and that was mostly it. He says he's not hungry....
Forum: Allergies   07-12-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By rugbymom
We did go gluten free, because it seemed like we...

We did go gluten free, because it seemed like we might as well just like a previous poster said. You guys could be right that he's holding out for something, but I would think that he is verbal...
Forum: Allergies   07-12-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By rugbymom
Is this normal? Is this just part of detoxing,...

Is this normal? Is this just part of detoxing, or does this show that I am taking out the wrong food? I was going to give this at least 2 weeks- 1 month. Should I keep with my original plan?
Forum: Allergies   07-12-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By rugbymom
Hi! My son has been dairy and soy free for...

Hi! My son has been dairy and soy free for almost 2 years now. We have A LOT of trouble with sleeping. He is also on Miralax for constipation. We decided to do a gluten free trial to see if it would...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-22-2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,857
Posted By rugbymom
We don't have answers either. It is sucky, but...

We don't have answers either. It is sucky, but constipation is a problem for lots of kids (so say my nurse friends). I also have friends whose kids were on Miralax for 10+ years. I know it's not fun...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-10-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,209
Posted By rugbymom
I just read a really good book: The No Cry...

I just read a really good book:
The No Cry Sleep Solution for Infants and Preschoolers by Elizabeth Pantley

It has lots of great ideas:
relaxation stories
singing calm songs
massage
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-09-2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,857
Posted By rugbymom
I'm glad you were able to be there for the test....

I'm glad you were able to be there for the test. I hear ya about it breaking your heart. "Mommy, why you do that to my tushie?" should not have to be said by a toddler. He also asked me while I was...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-06-2010, 11:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,857
Posted By rugbymom
I was with my son for the barium enema. In fact,...

I was with my son for the barium enema. In fact, it was encouraged, because the child needs to lie still and be calm. My son has had plenty of enemas, and was very upset (you can't reason with 2...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-06-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,857
Posted By rugbymom
My son is almost 3 and has been constipated...

My son is almost 3 and has been constipated since he was a tiny infant. Our doc also gave us the breastfed constipation go-round. They just said to give him pear juice.

We just had the biopsy to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-02-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,499
Posted By rugbymom
Thanks for the info! That's interesting about...

Thanks for the info! That's interesting about the tube into your son's appendix- I'd never heard of such a thing. What a relief for you not to have to do daily enema's.

We don't have to do...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-01-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,499
Posted By rugbymom
Thank you for the pictures. I *do* think they...

Thank you for the pictures. I *do* think they helped. (It was, of course, totally not fun.)
The good news is that he does not have Hirschprung's. So, we are lucky enough to have such a thing as a...
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