my baby is using oxygen and has a g tube and he gets so gasy is it duo to the oxygen ricuarment ??? anybody knows??

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Sarah - posted on 09/29/2015

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I live in the Chicago area, and I am a nurse. I have four of my own kids and I work as a school nurse. there are lots of special needs kids in my district, so I deal with feeding tube and oxygen all the time.

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Sarah - posted on 09/29/2015

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Good Luck, I hope the increased calorie formula helps him gain some weight. He may be behind a bit but he will catch up. Does he get and physical therapy? If not, I'd get a eval thru Early Interventions and get that started. He probably will qualify for occupational, physical and speech therapy.
Here is a link to the Colorado program, you can initiate a referral on your own.
http://www.eicolorado.org/

Patricia - posted on 09/29/2015

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In colorado, yeah it is very much frustrairing and they just switch us to a 30 cal formula we were on 26 cal we will see how he is going to acept it i am nervous abou it, how did u learn so much about this do u have a babie too? Where do u live and i am sorrie por the late message babie is up 😐

Sarah - posted on 09/28/2015

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Maybe there is a higher calorie formula, or an additive for the current formula so he won't need as much volume? This must be so frustrating. Where do you live?

Patricia - posted on 09/28/2015

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I belive he gags because the presure in his belly been full all the time ( evry 3 hours includin the one he uses to eat)

Patricia - posted on 09/28/2015

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We use a pump it runs for 48 minutes but still he is not able to sit up because he keeps gaging or crawl i am so worrie because we are so late developing

Sarah - posted on 09/28/2015

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Trying to decrease the gas pain should be the first step. When you prep the feeding, you can (with the doctor's permission) Mylicon or simethicone drops right into the bag or bottle. The medication is over the counter and very safe for infants. It works to break all the bubbles. So the feeding will have not foam or bubbles in it when it is being administered. You do want to be sure that you clear any air from the tube, and if you flush the tube after the feeding, make sure there is no air in the syringe and maybe slow the feeding down a bit? Does it run on a pump, gravity or do you push it with a syringe?

Patricia - posted on 09/28/2015

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Yes it is that type of surgery. Well he is doing silent aspiration thats the reason of the g tube they havent tell me he will never do it but we dont know if he is better because he is not having a bottle and yes the doctor knows about his weight. Do u think he may need baby foods at this point ? Will it make it better and at night is hard he gets bolus feedings (he did not do well with continues ) but the air wakes him up all night some days he will get 3 hours or 5 five at the most of sleep

Sarah - posted on 09/28/2015

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Does the doctor know about the weight loss and how did he want to manage it? Does he get constant feeding or bolus feeding? I think you mean he had Fundoplication surgery done? How old was he when he had it done and is the goal to have him eating by a certain age or is this a permanent plan?

Patricia - posted on 09/28/2015

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He is 11 months he wears a nasal canula and he has the rap fendoplicacia or something like that to prevent from vomitong bit he still dose and he is only getting formula throw the g tube

Sarah - posted on 09/28/2015

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If the baby is still losing weight even with the tube feeding, he may need more oxygen? This is something you have to discuss with the doctor. Does he have a trach or is his oxygen through a nasal cannula or mask? How old is the baby?

Patricia - posted on 09/28/2015

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Thank u sooo much for ofering me a hope they have not try anything yet but he is loosing Weight

Sarah - posted on 09/28/2015

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It's probably more from the gtube. Talk to your pediatrician about adding Mylicon drops to the feeding.

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