Cora's pediatrician ordered a videofluoroscopic upper GI study because I mentioned to him that she had been spitting up yellow/green stuff - I assumed either bile or acid. He wanted to make sure her digestive anatomy is right because typically when he hears of this happening, one of the intestines is twisted.
The results: her digestive anatomy is normal and has severe acid reflux.
Cora's speech therapist ordered a videofluoroscopic swallow study, this time of her mouth/throat area. I mentioned to her that when she eats I can hear a lot of congestion in her chest and nose but it's only when she eats.
The results: she is aspirating her milk and has severe acid reflux.
Hmmmmm....no wonder she hasn't gained weight for two months! Luckily, she does not have pneumonia or any other infections and we don't have to see a respiratory specialist. I have been very concerned about her not gaining weight, she's so little and skinny. Someone suggested I take her to see a nutritionist which is fine but I already know that her reflux is to blame. She's had another reaction to the second medicine they prescribed her so I have no idea how I'm supposed to help her gain weight or how to help her eat better. Whatever she eats always come back up. Poor girl! We've dealt with this issue since she was born so I'm pretty frustrated and at a loss of what to do for her. I made a few phone calls this weekend so I'm hoping to get some answers soon, even if that means taking her to a pediatric GI doctor.