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Tummy Trouble

Poor Gracie has dealt with reflux her entire life. Her protocol of reglan and prevacid has always done a nice job of keeping her reasonably comfortable... or so we thought. When the girls got that stomach bug a few weeks ago Gracie really got good at verbalizing when her tummy was upset. Whether it hurt or was sick she was telling us when she felt bad. Ever since that illness she has continued to complain about her tummy bothering her. At first we thought it was lingering pain from the virus. It is now 3 or 4 weeks later and she is still complaining. We have figured that one of a few things is happening. Either her reflux is flaring (which is possible), we are dealing with an allergy or intolerance (again, entirely possible) OR she now has the words to express her discomfort about her reflux.

At first we though another option was that she was "playing" us but the kid will cry and carry on to the point that there just is no way. So we made an appointment with her GI doc but he can't see her until April. Until then we'll keep trying to watch her diet and see what we can figure out. I just feel so bad for her. I have reflux myself and it can be so painful. I wish there was more I could do for her.

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