Just a quick baby I update. We went to the GI on Wednesday afternoon. I weighed 9lbs 13 oz (50%) and was 22 inches long (75%). So, hurdle one has been crossed. He's gaining weight!
Hurdle two was an ultrasound we had done to check for pyloric stenosis. The GI wasn't too concerned that baby I had this, but because he's been projectile vomiting, they needed to rule it all out.
Hurdle three- waiting another week to see how the new medication works. We will not see the full benefits (IF we see any) until the 2 week mark. At that point, we'll make a decision on whether or not to up his medication, go on a completely dairy free diet, or do something else entirely.
Hurdle four- waiting out the choking episodes. There's really nothing that can be done about this, unfortunately. It sucks. Since the whole SIDS thing is a BIG concern, we really can't put I on his tummy. Especially since reflux babies are actually more prone to SIDS as it is. But, that also makes him choke on his spit up/vomit. Fun times, indeed. Luckily, we do have a positioner that allows us to put him on his side (so he doesn't roll onto his tummy) that makes me feel a tad better about things. At least the milk can roll out a bit.
our thoughts: we're going to try to wait another week, see what happens with the meds, then probably cut out my dairy if the meds aren't working. E and I aren't crazy about upping his medication at this point, so we'll try the dairy free route. I'm already raw dairy free, (things like milk, cream, etc.) but haven't cut out dairy in things like crackers or breads. I'm also starting to wonder if his pulling off at the breast during feedings isn't due to an over-active let down. I'm starting to notice some things that line up with that...
Anyway, E is home, I is fussing, so I have to go! I'll leave you with this video I messed around with in photoshop today. I love this song. :)