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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 8, 2011
  • 08:13 PM

My Son weighed ten pounds until he was five months old. he has gained weight but is now having problems breathing. He has had an Upper GI and an ultra sound and the doctors didnt find anything. a few days ago he had a sleep study but they wont tell me anything for two weeks. could some body give me some ideas to ask the doctors to test for.

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  • My Son weighed ten pounds until he was five months old. he has gained weight but is now having problems breathing. He has had an Upper GI and an ultra sound and the doctors didnt find anything. a few days ago he had a sleep study but they wont tell me anything for two weeks. could some body give me some ideas to ask the doctors to test for.My son was born with the same problem but had no issues with wieght. after 5 months of severe breathing problems, he was finaly diagnosed with Gastresophegal Reflux disease. they did an upper Gi test and did find that his valve that is between the asophogus and stomach wasnt working rite. He was asperating his stomach acid causing damage to the small broncial tubes in the lungs.The problem with Upper Gi test is when they give him the chalk that shows up on the screen, it may not show any reflux if the technicians dont push on his stomach enough or in the proper way. Once he was diagnosed we put him on reglan and zantac and the symptoms got better. unfortumately, he suffered lung damage from the 5 months of asperating stomach acid and he now has asthma. he is mow ten. Ask them to consider reflux desease. His symptoms were spitting up all the time and contant wheezing. most of us moms with new babies dont think twice about a baby spitting up. I thought thats just what babies do. Go to a gastroenterologist instead of a regular doctor. It was actualy a Heart and lung specialist that discoved the diagnosis. good luck with your little guy.
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    • February 3, 2011
    • 10:12 AM
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