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Old 03-19-2007, 11:52 PM   #1
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Anyone hear of an Adult with DS that can't keep food down?

My sister with DS who is 43 years old has lost 50 pounds. She will only eat soft foods like pudding, mashed potaoes, sometimes rice, some juice's, and I have her on nutritional drinks. After she is done eating a lot of it comes back up? She has had MRI's CT's, Colon Opapsy, and other test and she is on reflux meds and it still comes up. The doctor says it is because she is down syndrome? Just a year ago she would eat anything and loved food. Has anyone had this problem?

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Old 03-20-2007, 02:45 PM   #2
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Re: Anyone hear of an Adult with DS that can't keep food down?

Never heard of that, but I'm a nurse and worked a long term care unit for awhile. We'd make milkshakes out of the nutritional drinks with ice cream and add peanut butter for the protein and fat and FLAVOR, (those drinks don't always taste the best). You get a lot of calories in too. There has to be a reason for the problem, and I can't believe that the Dr. just chalked it up to Down Syndrome. I'd see another Dr. for a second opinion. Best Wishes!

 
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Old 03-21-2007, 11:50 AM   #3
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Re: Anyone hear of an Adult with DS that can't keep food down?

Thank you for the wishes, I am trying to find the best recipe for a drink I can make for her. She was in ER yesterday for chest pains, her heart is fine. The doctor that treated her at the hospital said I should find another doctor, which I have been searching for daily.

 
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Re: Anyone hear of an Adult with DS that can't keep food down?

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My sister with DS who is 43 years old has lost 50 pounds. She will only eat soft foods like pudding, mashed potaoes, sometimes rice, some juice's, and I have her on nutritional drinks. After she is done eating a lot of it comes back up? She has had MRI's CT's, Colon Opapsy, and other test and she is on reflux meds and it still comes up. The doctor says it is because she is down syndrome? Just a year ago she would eat anything and loved food. Has anyone had this problem?

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