Just a quick update to let you know the men in white coats haven’t come to pick me up…..yet! We have had a rough few weeks with Tyler and I haven’t been able to even get on the phone to update anyone. To give you the short version of the story, Gammy (my mom) came to visit about 3 weeks ago and it was that week that we noticed something was not right with Tyler. He was super gassy and irritable and just overall uncomfortable. Things got worse and more like he was in pain. His sleep became bad, he would pull off of his bottle and cry, arch his back, kick his legs, etc. This was happening 24/7.
Fast forward to last week when we had him seen by a GI specialist at our pediatrician’s office and they determined by his symptoms that he has “silent reflux.” Not fun for a little guy at all. So he’s not spitting up the formula but rather swallowing it back down so it’s causing him a lot of pain. He is now on meds for a week now and still no sign of them helping. He cries and fusses non-stop and gets so inconsolable at times that it makes me cry and feel so helpless.
We are supposed to keep chugging along until the 17th when he goes for his 2 mo appt and at that time determine a next step but we took matters into our own hands because that is way too long to wait it out. A lot of moms I have spoken to have told me they had similar issues and they switched to Soy formula which seemed to help a ton so that is what we did today. Wish us luck that he does well on it and our baby starts to feel better.
It breaks my heart to see him so upset and unhappy. No baby should be this miserable, right? I will update once we give the formula some time to do its work. Cross your fingers.
Here he is oh so cute….
And one of him with his Gammy…