Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Acid Reflux you fickle B*tch...
Well, here we are, 2 weeks since my last post and so much going on at work and at home that I nearly forgot about the blog entirely. Well, not entirely, but close to it. I may have mentioned before that our daughter is suffering from acid reflux. This makes feeding painful for her and her mama, and it makes our home just a touch more stressful as we try to figure out the best course of action to help our LG.
Our biggest problem is that every day is different. She'll have 2-3 great days and then on the 4th day she'll be back to the screaming uncomfortable girl she was before she was diagnosed. Before we discovered the source of her pain and found a medication that would sooth her little belly, it was non-stop crying at casa de baby. These cries were not little 'I'm Hungry' or 'I messed myself' cries, these were the cries of pain both blood curdling and heartbreaking.
And then we found medication. Prevacid to be exact and for a few days she was much better and we thought we'd cured her. Nope. 3 good days and then we started going back down that hill again not back to those ear piercing screams, but she was really fussy and agitated during her meals. It was then that I made a mistake. I assumed the Prevacid wasn't working at all so rather than medicate her aimlessly I suggested we skip a dose to see what happens. Wrong, wrong, wrong, idea. We didn't give her the evening dose and at her very next feeding those heartbreaking cries echoed through the house and down the street. It was like we were back to when she was 2-weeks old.
Back on the Prevacid she went, and improve she did...For the most part. It's not perfect, but it helps. I hope she out grows it eventually like all the doctor's say she will because no baby needs this.
If you're a constant reader you'll be happy to know that our LG, despite the reflux issues began smiling a couple weeks ago. She smiles more at mama, but I'm getting more and more everyday and she is beautiful.