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05/04/2013 at 16:43
Baby LG is suffering with one, other or both. HV thought reflux. The peadatric gp at my doctors is on hols next week so did a phone consultation and has prescribed ranitidine for her to see how it goes over a week and then got an appointment for start of clinic followingTuesday. I thought they started on gaviscon before moving on to ranitidine? Tried to give her gripe water this afternoon I am sure she spat most of it out - so how do you get it in them?
So hoping something helps as sleeping in 40 minutes bursts is killing me! She is fine if sleeping on me, sleeping on her back is the issue - not happy even in the amby nest
all hints and tips appreciated
05/04/2013 at 16:56
We have this issue with d- exactly the same issues with sleep. We went to out of hours gp a week ago and were prescribed gaviscon, then after a really bad night on the Sunday we went to a and e on the Monday. Told to stop the gaviscon and take ranitidine and domperidone. It does appear to be helping. We can settle her more, but still having issues with sleeping on back. We tried to put in basket last night which was a bad move, but she went in happily this morning so maybe it just depends in bouts of reflux. D had silent reflux so not always obvious
05/04/2013 at 18:11
That's really good you've been given ranatidine straight away. In most cases far more effective than gaviscon. From what you've described it definitely sounds like reflux. Sometimes we'd resort to letting S sleep in his bouncy chair as he was fairly happy in that.
I hope the ranatidine helps. You could also try propping up one end of the Moses basket then rolling up a sheet into a horse shoe under her bum to stop her slipping down.
05/04/2013 at 19:14
Well the ranitadine was obviously less disgusting flavoured as she took it with much less fuss, she will sit in her bouncy chair but not for long prefers to be on a forward incline. It is just heartbreaking watching her grimace in pain. H has got her back in a sling and she seems a bit quieter
05/04/2013 at 19:18
It is horrible watching them. I think a lot of GPs underestimate how awful it is but sounds like you have a good one at least.
05/04/2013 at 20:14
I am glad you've a sling, that's what helped me most (I still think E had reflux but doc said colic, but if she did, she's grown out of it either way?!)
I just want to say, I know how hard it can be not sleeping, and to do what you need to do in order to sleep. Hope the medicine works for you, and that you can start sleeping again.
05/04/2013 at 22:59
Thanks ladies - fx for some sleep tonight!
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