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An unintentional break

Thoughtfully penned on July 30th, 2008 and generally concerning J, Motherhood

When I published last Wednesday’s post I had no intention of it being the last thing I wrote for a week.  In fact, I was planning another post in my head, but like so many things, blogging got pushed to the side when we went from “getting enough sleep to function” to “getting enough sleep to survive” around here.

Boo has never been a great sleeper, but we’ve managed.  For the last several weeks, Matt and I would get up probably a half dozen times a night (on average) to give his paci back or in some way soothe him back to sleep (he was down to one feeding per night).  Then last week, he decided that he needed to be awake and screaming a couple of nights and the other nights he just wouldn’t stay asleep.

It seems that the doctor’s recommendations for treating his reflux just aren’t cutting it.  After hitting bottom on Wednesday night (and two terrible days on Tuesday and Thursday), I figured it was time to call the doc and see what our next step should be.  As of today, my baby boy will be taking prescribed medication every day for the foreseeable future.  I don’t feel real great about him going on a daily medication when he is so young, but the poor thing is obviously in pain and I don’t want him to be in pain.

And so begins our new adventure…trying to get a three month old who has never had a bottle to take 4 ounces of water with the medication dissolved in it twice a day.  We’re hoping and praying that this will work and our sweet boy will find some relief, and, in turn, we’ll find some sleep.

All of that to say I’m back (for now at least) and looking forward to catching up with everyone.

Noise from the peanut gallery

  1. While I haven’t had one have reflux, I can definitely relate to the ‘enough sleep to function vs. survive’–great way to put that!
    Hope you are able to get some shut-eye!

  2. I hope that there is relief with the new medication. We love y’all!

  3. Nancy Bozarth · July 31st, 2008 at 6:01 am

    It’s worth a try. I hope it works well. Take it from an adult with reflux, it is no fun for grown ups, so I can only imagine how hard it is for our little Boo to understand why his tummy hurts a lot.

    Love you guys!

    Aunt Nan

  4. Poor little guy. I hope the news medicine helps him feel better, and that you can get some rest.

  5. Praying for him now…

  6. Ash had TERRIBLE reflux – any ?’s please email me. :o)

  7. jana…reagan had horrible reflux! it was actually the culprit behind her heart skipping beats a few times and dropping the rate too low making her heart monitor go off (don’t ask…it’s some weird medical thing that i could not explain if i tried..it has something to do with crossing over and valves and whatnot)…at any rate, medication was a lifesaver..and you don’t have to do it in a bottle..although it’s much easier..but you can put it in his mouth with the syringe and rub his throat to make him swallow. what meds is he on? reagan was on reglan and zantac for seven months..then back on it for a while longer. they usually grow out of it after about a year. propping him up while swaddled in his crib and bassinet can also help. i know it’s probably not as extreme as hers was, but i have tons of great tips if you need them! poor sweetie! i hope the meds make him feel better soon!