Saturday, October 3, 2009

Reflux


Rachel just sent me to a blog-column about a woman whose newborn suffered from reflux/colic. Reading "The Never-Ending Scream" definitely brought back memories of the first four hellish months. Reading this will give you a pretty good idea of what we went through except it wasn't screaming for the most part, just never-ending crying. And Will's was mostly during the day. All day. Every day. He actually slept better at night then than he does now, but I think it was just because he was so exhausted from all the NEVER sleeping during the day!

However, just as the writer points out, it does end, and on the other side we have a wonderful baby who just seems to get better and better and more fun each day.

For baby record-keeping purposes, though, at 6.5 months, Will's reflux is still as bad as ever. He still spits up after pretty much every meal--sometimes what appears to be everything he just ate. Solids are not guaranteed to stay down any better than breastmilk, unfortunately (because upchucked pears are even more disgusting than milk). Thankfully, he's now mostly a "happy spitter" thanks to the medications.

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