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please help has anyone had a child that has trouble swallowing liquids. eg going down windpipe

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mandy369 Thu 28-Aug-08 00:34:31

hi i posted a message on a few weeks ago but didnt get any joy im hoping re-posting this i will get some more info thanks

wanted a bit of advice, my son is 15 months old since he has been norn he has had trouble with reflux he was always vomiting the doctors eventually put him on sma staydown which seem to work we started trying to wean him then but he wouldnt eat, any drinks he had apart from his sma stay down he would choke on i, i had numerous trips to the doctors but coz he was gaining weight they wasnt concerned about him but i was. he started eating 4 month jars at about 9-10 months old but still couldnt drink fluids apart from his baby milk, he was eventually referred for a barium meal about 4 weeks ago which confirmed, everything he drank was going down his windpipe which was why he kept choking and why he kept getting chest infections, i have been given a thickner now to put in his drinks and been told not too worry about him not eating lumps yet to keep him on the 4 month jars, he still wakes for a night feed because he isnt getting the food he needs in the day, he is seeing a speech and language therapist to help me through it but it just isnt enough is there anyone out there that has been or going through the same as me i would love some advice because its hard work knowing what to do for him.

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