Oh gosh I remember when I first came home from the hospital with Wysdom and how overwhelmed I felt with the list of medications to give him. We had this weird iv sodium bottle that we had to use. I remember they showed that to me about 10 minutes before we left the hospital and the nurse could not even get it right. Oh yes and we also had the ng to contend with. Wow how times have changed. Medication don't seem so hard to do now. Yes changes still take a day or two to get used to, but nothing feels like that first couple of days right out of the hospital. Do you remember those?
Well this week we went to see Wysdom's Pediatrician. We have been having a terrible time with reflux for the last month. We are not sure what has triggered it off again...but it is back. Maybe teething? Maybe constipation? Or something else. So we are changing a few things again in hopes that it calms down. We will continue on our motility med's to speed up digestion and just increase the dose to meet Wysdom's requirements. Then stop the Zantac and instead we are going to try Prevacid( I know many of you mom's mention this one). Next...stop the lactolose because it causes to much gas and switch to PEG. Oh yes and bump his feeds up by 20mls too. Lastly, the one that we are really excited about is adding in a blended diet through the tube. Our pedi approved for us to try the blenderized diet as long as we are followed by our dietician. We are really looking forward to it, but we are not starting that until we get all the other changes down pat. We may have to experiment with the PEG and the dosages a little as we have had several messy diapers and poop up to Wysdom's arm pits. Ha. Really. I am not joking at all.!!!
So with all of these changes we are hoping less constipation, less reflux and thus less congestion. It really makes the day hard when Wysdom can't breath through his nose and is gagging every minute. Try bringing him to a baby group like that. Everyone thinks he is sick. I have to declare that he is healthy as soon as I walk in the room and explain the that it's just reflux!!
Anyways if anyone is using PEG and Prevacid I would love to hear how you like it or not and especially how you are dosing the PEG. Wysdom is 21 pounds and a bit and we are giving him 7 grams which maybe a little much. I guess only time will tell.