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Posted by Kari Schmidt on November 08, 2000 at 01:12:14:

In Reply to: gastroparesis posted by Joni Taylor on March 27, 2000 at 11:13:53:

: My 2 year old son has been diagnosed with gastroparesis. The doctors think it may have a viral origin?
: Has anyone ever heard of this. I know 40% of cases of gastroparesis are idiopathic and this scares me.
: He currently has a trans pylorus feeding tube in place and is connected to a feeding pump 16 hours a day.
: I'm looking for natural medications that might help him. He is currently taking Propulsid, Zantac and EES.
: Has anyone dealt with surgeries to correct this disorder? I'm looking forward to any and all recommendations.

: Joni

I have servere gastroparesis. I am 16. I also have a g-tube and am eating through it. Mylanta helps me.Sorry I am not much help but I read your son has a tube. I am sorry to hear that I know how hard it is. Please let me know how he is doing

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