Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Reflux redux

Baby B's daycare teacher called me this afternoon at 12:30 p.m. and said that she wasn't acting like herself and that she'd spit up and vomited four times in half an hour after waking up from a long nap (and it's unusual that she actually takes long naps there). They recommended that we take her to the doctor, so I gave the pediatrician a call and they said they could get us in at 1:30. So, despite being pretty busy at work, I packed up and headed out to pick up Baby B for our second doctor's visit in three days.

As expected, they don't really know what's wrong. She had lost 4 1/2 ounces since Monday, but the doctor wasn't really concerned by it. They're just guessing that it's her reflux acting up again, so they doubled the strength of her Zantac. She's not acting like she's distressed by this spitting up/vomiting, so that's good at least. She woke up at 4:30 this morning and had some trouble getting back to sleep, which is very unusual. She's had a slight fever at times for a couple days, but that could be related to the shots. That's another guess from the doctor on what's wrong, that she's still a little bit off from the shots. Or he said it could be because we recently increased the size of her daytime bottles from 6 ounces to 8 ounces. He said to give the stronger Zantac and play around with the amounts that we're feeding her and see what that does. Even though the doctor says it's too early, both of Baby B's teachers mentioned that a lot of her "symptoms" right now are teething symptoms and that she could be in the early stages of that. It's not likely at 4 1/2 months, but it's not out of the question.

She and I went home and I got some work done that I'd brought home with me while she napped in the swing for a couple hours. She was fairly fussy this evening, including one spell for about 20 minutes where she couldn't be consoled at all, but she still had plenty of happy moments this evening, too. She seemed mostly better after getting her bath and her last feeding, so hopefully this will pass soon. I can't imagine that her teachers like having to change her clothes three times in half an hour.


At June 08, 2007 3:02 PM, Blogger Mom Tu-Tu said...

My daughter got her first tooth at 3 1/2 months old, so I guess it's never too early!


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