Being a parent can be the toughest job in the world. What makes it even more difficult is when there are medical issues going on and a doctor that won’t listen.
Since the boys were premature, we have Early Access that helps guarantee they reach their milestones at the appropriate time and so forth. Since the beginning, I have talked with them about the amount of spit up the boys have had. They were kind of shocked that the boys were not on any form of reflux meds. (apparently we were the only preemies that WEREN’T being treated for such) Lucas’ physical therapist was concerned, Nathan has had episodes of losing his voice and being extremely raspy, and yet, our physician continued to tell us “If they aren’t losing weight, they’re fine.” Our physical therapist even told us to ask him if it might be Sandifer Syndrome to which the doctor’s reply? “Never heard of it.”
With moving, we found a pediatrician near and decided to give it a go. I was very nervous going in that my husband and I would be shrugged off once again. Sure enough, as I explained my concerns, what care providers and myself have witnessed, someone listened. She completely understood my concerns about the effect on their esophagus and so forth. I finally found a doctor I can trust to listen and understand my worry as a mom.
While we have “started” the meds., a whole new issue has came in to play. The medicine apparently tastes HORRID. Both boys have spit, shown disgust, gagged, even turned blue holding breath at the taste of this stuff. I’m not fighting to find a way to get these turkeys to keep their medicine down.
Do you have experience with reflux?