It’s been a while since I’ve actually sat down and worked on a blog. It’s not for a lack of material to write. I’ve thought about writing about the year since we first saw Keely on a sonogram or about introducing food to Keely, but I just haven’t had the right kind of time. I’ve been crazy busy with work, but it’s a good busy. We also have been dealing with a sort of feeding issue again.
At her four-month visit, the pediatric nurse practitioner said she was doing really well. We did have some conversation about her spitting up. We also discussed introducing solid food. Since then we have introduced quite a bit foods, including peas, green beans, sweet potatoes, and carrots. She loves eating. She attacks the spoon with such zeal. It’s so much fun. She also doesn’t spit up her food as much.
As you may have read, we had some problems with Keely keeping down her formula. The issues seemed to get worse about two weeks after her four-month visit. She was spitting up a lot (A LOT!) and it was definitely upsetting her.
I had a long, informative, helpful, and someone strenuous conversation with the director of Keely’s daycare. In essence, they were having problems because she didn’t like being put down and would scream nonstop. They had to spend a lot of time with her. The next day we went to the doctor to look into the possibility of her having acid reflux. Turns out she does.
We now give her generic Prevacid when she wakes up and before bed. And, you know what? It’s working. She is so much happier throughout the day. She enjoys lying down and playing more. Before she only liked to be down for a few minutes before being upset. Now she loves being on her play mat so much more and overall less upset.
I’m hoping that the medicine continues to do its job, especially since it is a cumulative medicine (builds up and helps more as she takes it). I’m also incredibly glad she is spitting up a whole heck of a lot less.