Saturday, March 28, 2009

My poor baby

Today I'm very sad and tired. I realized something about my baby. Yes, he has some gas but that is not the reason for most of his crying. After SEVERAL and I mean SEVERAL hours of researching and reading and watching Kristofer closely I am 95% sure that he has Silent Reflux. Didn't even know what that was until I started doing research about all his symptoms.

It is a SAD thing and really painful and today when he shrieked in pain and I knew what was causing it, I just cried. Most babies grow out of it by a year, some a few months, some never. They have prescription meds to help with the burning acid. I'm going to try to find a cranial sacral therapist for him and a Pediatric Gastroenterologist.

In a way, I'm grateful for the stupid pediatrician who told me I had a rotten baby because the truth is, he's not. He's adorable and his temperment is actually really sweet so when the Doctor said that I realized that something was wrong.

I'm very sad. That's all I have to say.

7 comments:

Christensen's said...

We need to talk! Call me! Luke has silent reflux (still , at two)and it is horrible and last Fall after weeks of tests and horrible hypotheses, all of which turned out wrong, thank goodness, Brandon was diagnosed with Silent Reflux. The things that were happening to him were HORRIBLE! But totally controlled now that we know. Don't be sad. Fortunately, knowing about it will help a ton. Poor little guy! Good luck!

Rachel said...

Fire that Doctor! That is awful what he said! I am so sorry you are sad, but I think you are great doing research because you are ready to get it under control. It will all work out. Thinking of you!

La Esposa said...

My poor sweet Cathy. I wish that I had the power to ease your and Kristofer's burdens and pain; even just a little bit. Unfortunately, or maybe not, all we have to offer is our prayers. And please know that we are continuously doing so. We have so much love for all 3 of you.

diana said...

Is he still seeing the crazy lady in pink? So sad. Your poor little guy. I'm sorry.

If you need anything please don't hesitate to call. Or text. Or email. . .

Good luck.

Brian/Heather Norton said...

"Rotten?" You have got to be kidding! Babies are not rotten--even the crying ones! They are angels. I can't believe that. Your son is just going through some tough times right now and is unhappy. Could be his diet, your diet, his lack of sufficient sleep or your lack of sleep. Seriously, if I don't get enough sleep/rest then my milk supply is not enough for Avery. She gets frustrated that there is not as much milk as usual. Yesterday Avery was struggling with gas--I realized it is time for me to give up chocolate. I had a bunch the last few days. The sacrifices mothers must make--I don't think there's an end in sight. Let us know if we can help you guys.

Janelle said...

So sorry. I hope that medicine can help to control it. I am sure that now you have pin pointed the problem that it will be able to be fixed.

andrea.roche said...

I cried reading this because I know how you're feeling. It's never ending isn't it?