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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Rachel Has GERD

Rachel has GIRD (Gastrointestinal Reflux Disease). What happens is when she eats and her tummy is full the sphincter at the top of her stomach does not close all the way causing her to spit up all her food. This brings up stomach acid and is painful. Jeremiah had this too at the same age. We took her to the doctor who prescribed her medication to help reduce the amount of acid that her stomach produces.

They wanted me to give her the medicine and then weigh her after two days and let them know if she has lost or gained weight. At the doctor she weighed 9lbs 5oz. and when we weighed her two days later she weighed the same (9lbs 5oz.). We called the doctor and informed him that there was no weight change. He than told us to up the amount of medicine we were giving her to see if that helped. They also wanted us to come in a week later to check on her weight.

So today that is exactly what we did. While we were there for JP's 15 month checkup we also had Rachel looked at and weighed. We got to do a twofer. Anyway, she is doing really well and weighs 10lbs already. She has gained 11oz. in 6 days. Normal amount of weight gain is 1oz./day she is putting on 2oz./day. She will remain on the medication at least until her two month checkup and then she will get checked again. So we got a clean bill of health for Rachel, which is really good news.

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Neabear said...

Somehow I missed this update.Glad to hear that Rachel is doing well. I hope she continues to do well.