Daily Archives: June 23, 2006

Question . . .

Ok, I’ve got a kid question (especially for heart parents, but I appreciate any answers or ideas).

I have noticed that Jacob seems to gag on things when he is eating a lot more than any of our other kids. It’s not just big stuff either. Sometimes he’ll gag on a cheerio. It isn’t terribly frequent, but will happen multiple times in a week. He doesn’t throw up, just gags on whatever the thing is he is eating. We aren’t really worried about it, but we always keep a close eye on him when he is eating, and just pound on his back when he starts to gag. Once or twice it was bad enough I snatched him from his chair, flipped him upside down, and patted his back, and that fixed the problem. So my question is this: Have any of you had this problem? Has it gone away, that you have noticed? Would it be caused because he was intubated for such a long time? And do you think we need to worry about it?

Ok, well I guess that was 4 questions. I was going to ask my pediatrician about it yesterday, but I got a bit caught up in the ear infections and light pneumonia part and forgot to ask. I’ll see him again in a couple of weeks and will ask then, but I thought I’d see if any of you had any ideas or suggestions. Thanks. 🙂

Oh, and while I am thinking about it, have you noticed if any of your kids get pimples along their incision line? Jacob does (a lot) and there is one that occurs frequently in the same spot that gets quite a bit of gunk in it. Our ped wasn’t too concerned about it, but I was curious if any of you have experienced the same thing. 🙂

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