Thursday, December 4, 2008

Round Two

It appears that Jude has another ear infection (or the same one). But this time we have a reason for why he may be getting them. It turns out that he has GERD. My poor baby has acid reflux! No wonder he's been having such a difficult time nursing these days. Though you wouldn't guess it because he's up to 13lbs, 8ozs. But we think that's a little down because Jeff weighed him at over 14lbs a few days ago and he's not nursed right since the day before Thanksgiving.

So, it's round two of antibiotics and starting on an H2 blocker for the reflux. Hopefully it works. I'd like for him to start getting consistent sleep at night (because I know I want some!) and the reflux keeps him from doing so.

Do you realize that my son has gained seven pounds in less than two months?


Tiffany said...

Elaina had acid helped to raise her bed so that she could sleep on a little incline.. It helps to keep things down and in turn might give you a little more sleep at night. I hope that it gets better soon! I'll be praying for you

roadrunner201 said...

Thanks, Tiffany! Yeah, we've had the head of Jude's bed raised since he was a month old because of the nasal swelling. But last night we ordered a (rather expensive, yuck) wedge pillow to get him on a better incline.

I was just thinking about how grateful I am to be living in this century with antibiotics and things like acid blockers. I can not imagine just having to tough it out when you're as small as he is and don't understand what in the world is going on with you except that it hurts when you eat. And I am way excited that there was a medicine to fix his problem. It kills me to see him suffer.

susanfranceschini said...

Lisa, your dad, Aunt Joanne, and Uncle Chuck have acid reflex, so it kind of runs in the family. I don't know if anyone else does, but I hope that Jude is doing better.