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been upset most of day told our dd posturing is not reflux so had the bl''dy operation for nothing

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trace2 Tue 28-Oct-08 17:18:12

been to see the gasro pead today ours was not there so saw a diffrent one, and when we told her after fundo op shes had an episode lasting 12 hours she asked what happens then she says it dont sound like reflux to me, and it carnt be as shes had an episoes since op. we told the other pead time and time again it was not reflux and showed him videos of her, why didnt he listen i know feel like we put dd through a masive operation for bloody nothingsad.

and we still dont know what dd is doing or why, the amberlance men say they never seen any thing like it. i am losing my trust in the peadssad

feelingbitbetter Tue 28-Oct-08 17:21:08

Oh I am sorry. I was thinking about you today strangely enough, was going to post to NMC to see if she'd heard how you all were. Poor DD, poor you. I am gutted for you. After all you've been through....sad

trace2 Tue 28-Oct-08 17:25:24

i just want to know what the hell is up with her? and thank you for thinking of us

needmorecoffee Tue 28-Oct-08 17:48:43

I was thinking of you too and was going to text. Great minds n all.
I'm so sorry you still don't have answers sad. I'm assuming the tube is also for getting calories into her? How is it now?

TotalChaos Tue 28-Oct-08 17:56:42

sorry that the fundo doesn't seem to have done anything. can you be referred on to a bigger city hospital where they are more expert like Great Ormond St?

trace2 Tue 28-Oct-08 17:57:02

she now weighs 16lb again so yes we needed the feeding tube also been told today they may have to thinken her milk as she carnt take any more milk her tummys realy tinysad have you found out yet whats happing? with diet or tube?

filz Tue 28-Oct-08 17:58:33

well its good she is gaining weight, so at least its not for nothing.

have you filmed her having an episode?

trace2 Tue 28-Oct-08 17:59:45

we go to sheffield childrens its surpossed to be good, but iv said to dh today i might send a video to Great Ormond St? i just dont know what to do i need to know if they are damaging her andseeing her likew this for so long each time takes a bit of life away from me sad

needmorecoffee Tue 28-Oct-08 18:02:49

still waiting for tube date. Keep chaging mind when she has a good eating day and then deparing when she gaks on her meds and doesn't eat all day.

trace2 Tue 28-Oct-08 18:04:38

nmc tbh the tube is ok now ( saying that i carnt do it dh is~)

BriocheDoree Tue 28-Oct-08 20:40:21

Trace <<<<<<<HUGS>>>>>>>> sorry you are having such a tough time and hope they get to the bottom of DD's problems soon. Will be thinking of you.

Saggarmakersbottomknocker Tue 28-Oct-08 20:51:33

Sorry things are no better trace. I think you should go ahead with getting a second opinion. You are entitled to do that and you really have nothing to lose at the moment do you?

Blu Wed 29-Oct-08 13:22:43

Trace, I'm really really sorry to hear this.

If they don't know for sure what is going on it is more than legitimate to ask for a second opinion, and in fact DS's consultant actually said that she would like to have a second opinion fom GOSH before we all made a final decsion, and she set up the appointment for us. She specialises in Paed orthopaedics, but the impression I got was that it is not uncommon fo consultants from differnt hospitals to work in collaboration with GOSH.

I hope that those calories do the trick - thinking of you.

trace2 Wed 29-Oct-08 17:14:21

thank you again the exta weight wont makeany diffrence to her doos thats just cos shes v under weightsad its the other bit of op they need not have done the big one tieing her tummy uo s shecarnt be sick, even though shes not sick unless she gets d&v bug

DesperatelySeekingSanity Wed 29-Oct-08 20:00:29

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Woooozle100 Wed 29-Oct-08 20:46:19

trace- sorry to read of the trouble yr having. What exactly does yr dd do when during these episodes?

We saw surgeon re g tube on mon and he near enough talked us out of it with talk of risks Seemed to be pushing ng tube as better option for us. Feel really confused now

idontbelieveit Thu 30-Oct-08 10:44:50

trace2, just wanted to say so sorry you're having such a hard time. She seemed so well back in August at the picnic. sad thinking of you.

trace2 Thu 30-Oct-08 11:29:09

DesperatelySeekingSanity so sorry your dd is having reflux and are they now considering a fundo? and yes you have given me comfort telling me this! seen chloes nurse today she to says its better have both as if you just have fundo done you get gas causeing pain where having both done as its benifts as you can release gas from her micky. when wewas in hospital a child just had fundo done he was screaming in painsad due to gas.

ejb1976 the g tube is working i woundnt put any one off having it done i have seen many children have this done it works! its me who carnt deal with cleaning caring for it dh does it sad

idontbelieveit thank you

as for dd posturing its not nice its like this her head and torso go in to a banana shape to the right side ,the rest of her body is floppy she then goes white, then grey and sweaty and while this is happening shes carnt smile, frown, cry, walk or even move at all sad and its like shes not with us they even put a canular in while she was like this never flinshed, blinked or any thing which i think means shes unawghere whats going on round her. and she stays stuck like this for hours on end this last one was 14 hours, where the one befor that was 3 days on and off. they dont know how to treat it when we take her to hospitalsad

needmorecoffee Thu 30-Oct-08 12:26:24

Sanity - how common? dd is getting tube but currently doesn't have reflux. I have been told to give feeds through the tube little and often as the sheer amount of liquid can lead to sickiness and reflux.

The posturing sounds to me like dystonia or seizure - especially if she is unaware of what is round her. I wish I could come up and give your doctors a slapping! How can they leave a child like this suffering for months angry
If its seizure especially.
Does midozolan or diatstat make it stop?

DesperateHousewifeToo Thu 30-Oct-08 14:22:58

Trace, I agree with needmorecoffee, it does sound like something neurological.

Have these episodes been investigated from this angle?

I have no expert knowledge but used to specialise in feeding as an slt so read your thread.

Good luck

idontbelieveit Thu 30-Oct-08 17:04:58

oh tracesad that sounds so awful. Do you think it might be worth getting a second opinion at LGI?

trace2 Thu 30-Oct-08 20:26:47

when she first started doing the posturing at 3 weeks old some times her eyes would roll up but not always, they gave her peralahide and lastapan and both worked to bring her out of them, she would then sleep it off our pead at our local hosptial thinks they are seziures but the neuro at children dont think so and our pead can not over ride the neuro from childrenssad myself i belive they are seziures and told them what i think, but cos the neuro never heard of any seziure like it he wont commit tbh i dont want to just say they are but those meds worked

glitteryb6 Thu 30-Oct-08 20:59:30

Trace, sorry to hear your dd is still having problems, my ds has dystonic cp and when he was little he would "banana" to the right but he would stay stiff for anything from a few seconds to 10 mins or so.
He takes, among other things, Nitrazepam and is on co-careldopa and rarely does it now.

Ds is having his button and fundo done on wednesday, getting a bit apprehensive now but know its for the best!

Can i ask how long did you stay in hospital and what is involved in the care/cleaning of the site as this is also one of my worries.

DesperatelySeekingSanity Thu 30-Oct-08 21:05:39

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Woooozle100 Thu 30-Oct-08 21:39:46

Thankyou for sharing info. Poor love. It sounds awful.

has she had an eeg? Do these episodes occur mostly when she is unwell?

I wondered about her episodes cos my dd has had countless odd turns - never really got to the bottom of it. She shakes, eyes roll and her arms look purple-ish from elbows down. Often she moans but isn't really looking at us. 3 eegs have been inconclusive (1) /no epileptic activity (2. Is not on medication.

She does have a problem with low blood sugars so some of the time these episodes are linked to that (she does go sweaty but cold as well) Polycal supplements have helped a bit. She is being investigated from metabolic side.

Can empathise with worry and frustration of not really knowing whats going on. We keep ending up in hospital with docs panicking about meningitis

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