Anyone out there dealing with Laryngomalacia and reflux?

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My son is almost 6 months old and he has Laryngomalacia as well as reflux. Just wanting to chat/share experiences with other moms dealing with this combination of problems. Scary because he tends to choke (like he's drowning) and panics.

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Josie - posted on 02/04/2009

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thats ok i know what its like to see your own child chockin and tryin to get some breath. But i see traceys little 1 still has it slightly as when she cries to much she throws up. Dylan has been doin that as well but i just thought it was him being silly but now i know he might still have a touch of reflux so thank you

Josie - posted on 02/04/2009

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hi i know what your going though my son had it from when he was born after drinkin his milk (it could have been up to a couple of hours after) he use to arch his back and his lips would turn blue and now and again he would of had a fit with it i rushed him to hospital at least 2 a month because of it but the doctors put it down to reflux and he was put on gaviscone it worked for a while but it came back. I found my own way of dealin with it and it was as i was givin him his bottle i would only let him hav up to 2oz then i would wind him then another 2oz then wind him again and so on. my son dylan out grow it by the time he was 16months. Dylan is now 28months and doin really well i hope this helps you out like it did me

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Thanks Tracey!

I have been told the same things but I agree it does help to talk with someone going through the same condition. Take care :)

Tracey - posted on 01/22/2009

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No she was the same.  Apparently while it looks bad and is upsetting, isn't as upsetting for them as it is us.  Go figure.  And apparently while it looks like alot of vomit it isn't that much. I know it makes you wonder right? lol.  I thought I was losing my mind, getting frustrated over it and scared alot.  That is us being parents or so I am told.  I had a pediatrican tell me that she was happy and growing well so let it go.  It felt better when I did talk to someone about it, that knew what he was talking about.  It feels good to have someone who gets what I am talking about.  Thanks:)

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Yes, I have a wedge in the crib and we keep Hunter upright after he eats. I was feeling guilty about getting frustrated with all the vomit but it happens so often! I understand about the crying part too. That is the scariest. I heard him cry out and make a strange noise so I ran in and he was "drowning" in milk. That has happened so many times that I can't help but worry and I hold my breath when I go to check on him. He's not on any meds because he is what they call a "happy spitter". I'm not sure if the acidity is starting to bother him though because he sometimes becomes upset now when he spits up. Did Jorja have to go on any medication for reflux? Thanks for sharing :)

Tracey - posted on 01/22/2009

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My daughter had reflux so I can help with that part.  I do agree it is scary when they choke and it doesn't get any less scary as they grow.  With Jorja we had a booster seat with tray that she could just sit in after she ate so the mess was quite everywhere.  I thought I was going nuts constantly having to change her clothes from whatever meal coming back up.  We kept her as quiet as possible after she ate, sitting up and in her crib we had a wedge so she was inclined while sleeping.  I learned most of those things from a UK based show called the baby whisperer.  And I had to warn people if she just ate, that they could not get her excited.  The other thing I had to warn people about was letting her cry herself to sleep.  With the reflux it is not possible to go that route.  She will start choking and then throwing up.  She has mostly outgrown it but still if she starts crying too hard or choking it going to happen.  Unfortunately throwing up is going to be stressful until she gets old enough to understand that she needs to stay calm.  She is 3 now.

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