Thursday, July 2, 2009

Reflux Repeat

You may remember that little miss G is a reflux baby.

You may also remember that she we doubled the dose of her Zantac at her 2month well-check.
I haven't said too much else about it, because, we have just been dealing.

We had been noticing that she was eating LESS, crying MORE & projectile vomiting more for a few days. It got to a point where it clearly wasn't a "phase" - this little girl was miserable.

Truck back to the pedi on Tuesday- she has only gained 5oz in a month. OK, 25 days.
Switch to Prevacid.
Need to get more food into her a day & stay on the Alimentum for her MSPI. [good luck chuck]

Schedule Upper GI - this is today. I am not nervous or worried, I assumed we would have it done at this point. The girl can hit a target a few feet away when she pukes....and she does it all day, not everyday, but most. Not to mention the crying that's very sad!

I am thankful she sleeps all night, on her back (well - side). But daytime is bad for her - really REALLY bad. Because, lucky girl, has silent reflux along with the projectile stuff. She will gag and get really tense. Cry in her sleep.
So, we hope for some answers soon - and RELIEF! If you have a reflux baby too, like Jen & I, she wrote 2 really great posts about it recently - I recommend reading them.


roadrunner201 said...

Our (not so) little (anymore) guy was switched to Prevacid two months ago and it really seemed to make a difference. I hope it works well for your little cutie!

alicia said...

oh no! poor girl! I really hope you get answers soon!

Crying Baby Help said...

Reflux may trigger the baby to cry but in order to prevent it, there are ways to follow such as keeping the baby upright after feeding, using wedge pillows and trying not to lie the baby after feeding. In a way this can help to stop the baby crying.