I hope someone else has had this problem and has some advise for us.
Our eight and a half year old needs braces. The orthodontist (who had no idea about CVS) did not really understand my concern over the exposure of the appliances and interaction of the metal or ceramic brackets during her episodes. She has two or three episodes that end in the hospital most years, sometimes more, sometimes less - but how will braces be with her cycling for hours? Yuck.
Any advise about braces, metal vs. ceramic brackets etc. would be great.
This is my first post.
Our daughter's episodes are so unpredictably sporadic that she is still in limbo of being officially diagnosed. Her Ped GI has run every test as a "rule out of more likely problems" still all negative. She even had the gal bladder US thanks to the board.
Has anyone tried hypnotherapy? (My husband swears it might work but I'm not a huge fan of alternative medicine)
She takes a cocktail of Tylenol, Zantac, and Zofran at the initial signs of an episode and it works about half the time. Then it's another rush to Gatorade and Cheerios to ground her stomach. The bath/shower after the snack also seems to help.
We live constantly on the edge of our seats waiting to rush her the cocktail at her first signs to avoid another ER visit and hospital stay. Thank god our second daughter, now almost two, has shown no signs of reflux or early signs at all.
Thank you in advance for any suggestions/advice : )