Friday, January 8, 2010

Sweet Relief

Little man had his one month check up yesterday. He's doing great - 7lbs 14oz already! And he's already grown and inch!

But we have been dealing with some extreme colic issues. Luckily (not in a good way) he was having a really bad day yesterday so the Dr. got to see him in his normal state. after talking to her at lenght about what was going on with him she decided to give him some medicine for acid reflux. We stopped on the way home to get the prescription filled and gave him his first dose last night. The Dr said it would take about 3 days to start working but I think it started working right away. It took a long time to get him to sleep (last night's trick was putting him in the car seat in the bathroom with the shower running....he likes the sound of water running...at this point I was willing to do ANYTHING to get him to sleep...) but once he did fall asleep he slept blissfully for 3 HOURS!!!! (He's been averaging 20 - 30 mins at a time) And then after eating he went back to sleep.

My fingers, toes, legs and arms are crossed that this medicine really will help him be more comfortable. It has been so hard to watch him be so uncomfortable and not be able to do anything about it. He's actually sitting peacefully on my lap as I type this.

I've missed so many thing in the last few weeks. Hopefully I will start catchung up now...

3 comments:

Crystal said...

Oh hon I feel your pain. :( Jack had acid reflux well he still does at 9 months.. :/ He also liked the sound of water running. And as bad as it sounds I let him sleep on his belly after he was about 4 months old. But the medicine helps SOOO much. In fact, I forgot how much it really does help until at his 6month check up our pedi suggested trying to stop the medication and see how it goes.. OH MY! It was NOT good. He is on Zantac. They say they grow out of it but Jack still spits up and has to have the Zantac so I'm not sure when he will grow out of it.. HUGS to you and I hope the medication works wonders for you and ur bundle :)

AKD said...

He's so big! I hope he gets to feeling better with the medicine - poor little guy. I have a friend whose babies had horrible acid reflux, and the poor things were just miserable.

Michele said...

Yay for his good growth! I hope the meds help your little bundle! Poor guy! (And poor, sleep deprived mommy!!!)