Thursday, December 11, 2008

Please Pray for Jude

Please pray for Jude. He has spent the most part of the last 4 afternoons screaming and screaming because at feeding times because his GER medication takes a couple of weeks to reach full effectiveness. Anyone who has met my little boy knows that this is just not his personality. He never cries unless he's hungry.

He seems to do better in the early morning, late evening, and over night feedings. But during the late morning/afternoon/early evening sometimes even being presented with the breast makes him cry. Not just cry; wail.

We see the doctor again on Tuesday. Hopefully his ear infection is gone so we only have to push one medication on him. Unfortunately, it's the one that tastes awful. I plan to ask the doctor about some things that other mothers with GER babies have suggested (I'm a member of a GER online community: momswearingpuke.com) like giving an ounce of Maalox before he nurses. There has to be something I can do to make him more comfortable. I've been giving him Tylenol a few times a day, but even that doesn't seem to help.

Thanks.

3 comments:

svr said...

of course we will pray. for all of you. it can be so hard on us parents when our kids cry and we can't really figure out what to do. we will pray that god will heal jude and give you and jeff patience and wisdom. call if you need anything!

susanfranceschini said...

We always have you in our prayers. Are you sure that this is GER that is bothering him and not colic. I'm sure the DR. knows what he is talking about. We didn't know for a long time that it was colic with Ann. I don't know just something I was thinking about. You and Jeff just keep on being patient with him, everything will work out, you'll see.

Love,

Mom, Dad, and Victoria

roadrunner201 said...

Isn't colic caused by a lot of things? I was just wondering today if what Ann had was GER. I read that colic is just a generic term used for babies who cry three or more hours a day.

Thank you both for your constant support and prayers. We love you!