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(UDATED) PIOG: ANOTHER doctor's appt for Caitlin! Ugh :(

Posted by on May. 24, 2010 at 12:54 PM
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Well, we have ANOTHER appointment today for Caitlin at 11:00.  We finally got her to stop projectile vomiting with Zantac.  She was vomiting after every feeding.  Now she only spits up a little every once in awhile.  However, she still seems to be in pain after she eats. She scrunches up her legs into her abdomen and cries and screams during feedings.  We think she might be teething, and thought it could be from that, but two weeks later and the two spots we think are teeth coming in haven't produced any teeth....and now we can't give her anymore Tylenol with out consulting a doctor.  It's so heartbreaking and frustrating! 

I also am starting to get really annoyed with her pedi!!  He is REALLY old and been practicing for 40 years or so.  At first I thought that was great because he had all this experience, but it's actually annoying.  He doesn't seem to really listen to us, and acts like we are just new parents and nothing is wrong.  But my daughter screaming during feedings and constantly pulling at her mouth and stomach doesn't seem like nothing is wrong.  So, if this appointment doesn't go any better, it's time for a new doctor.  UGH. 

I just want to help her!  She is 2.5 months old, and seems so unhappy!  She is also hardly sleeping.  She'll sleep for 15-20 min at a time at this point.  She was sleeping 2-3 hours between feedings!  She is also eating only 1.5-2.5 ounces a feeding...where before she was eating 3oz every three hours.  At our last appointment the pedi said she should be eating 4oz every feeding.  I just don't get it! 

Wish us luck....

Well, back from the appt.  We have to go see a gastroenterologist in Tucson, AZ (about an hour from us) to see what is wrong. The doctor said it isn't teething, it has to be something with her digestion.  She is in the bottom half of the 'normal' range for weight gain and growth, which has him concerned.  That is why he wants us to go see a specialist.  I'm waiting to find out when our appt is...He doesn't think it is Pyloric Stenosis, since she doesn't seem to have most of the symtoms, and her projectile vomiting was stopped by the zantac. 

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asil
by on May. 24, 2010 at 12:57 PM

 sounds like an intolerance to me... check her butt... honestly... kids with allergies or intolerance will have a red circle around their anus... it's very common for kids her age to be sensative to milk or other things you are eating (if nursing) or in the formulas.  usually they do grow out of them, and i would change her formula.

my girls were the same way... changed their formula and i could even stop the meds they were doing so well!

good luck!

kajira
by Emma on May. 24, 2010 at 12:58 PM

She's probably allergic to the formula you are feeding her. It's not uncommon for babies to not do well with formula... many babies have huge issues with formula, and this sounds like a formula reaction.

christinabri
by on May. 24, 2010 at 1:02 PM

Her butt isn't red.  She is on her third formula now, alimentum.  But, I know it is still possible to intolerant to that too.  I hope we will find out at her appt.  I don't know what formula will come next if she is allergic.  Can she still be allergic even without a red circle around her anus?

asil
by on May. 24, 2010 at 1:04 PM

 sure! it's just normally a sign that baby isn't handling something well... that most parents notice ya know?

i don't know what they would do after the alimentum... i know that in the past there was a prescription formula... "liquid gold"...

sorry to hear she's having so many issues!  my girls changed formula and they went from vomit monsters to happy babies on the lactosefree formula. 

i sure hope your ped can help you out... if you are still unhappy i would ask to see a GI dr... they can maybe give some insight to your LO's issues...

Quoting christinabri:

Her butt isn't red.  She is on her third formula now, alimentum.  But, I know it is still possible to intolerant to that too.  I hope we will find out at her appt.  I don't know what formula will come next if she is allergic.  Can she still be allergic even without a red circle around her anus?

 

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kajira
by Emma on May. 24, 2010 at 1:07 PM

yes, you can try a milk bank and buy breastmilk.... you can try soy, or other formula types...

my aunt was allergic to everything they ever tried and she ended up having to go on solids at 3 months so she could eat, she couldn't keep down any formula of any sort, and my grandma couldn't afford a wet nurse, or breastmilk.

Quoting christinabri:

Her butt isn't red.  She is on her third formula now, alimentum.  But, I know it is still possible to intolerant to that too.  I hope we will find out at her appt.  I don't know what formula will come next if she is allergic.  Can she still be allergic even without a red circle around her anus?


Mrs.Evans87
by on May. 24, 2010 at 1:08 PM

My daughter had similar symptoms and it took her pedi 6months to figure out she was lactoseintolorant. We switched her pedi soon after. Have you tried giving her any Mylicon gas dropps incase it's just really bad gas? I dunno....I would go get a second opinion.

christinabri
by on May. 24, 2010 at 1:12 PM

We tried the gas drops, and the soy formula.   The soy made it so she couldn't poop.  We were giving her prune juice while on the Soy per the doctors advice, but she was still pojectile vomiting.  Now she has stopped the vomiting, but seems to have other symptoms.  We will see, and I will update when I know more!

asil
by on May. 24, 2010 at 10:20 PM

 well... not glad that it's still unresolved... but glad that you are seeing a GI dr... that's what i thought you should ask the ped for unless they had any great ideas today...

the GI dr will be able to do tests and figure it all out for you!

i hope all goes well... keep us posted!  it's so hard having a sick lil one... especially when it comes to eating! (my girls are lactose and fructose intolerant... and their daddie has celiacs... so no gluten... it's rough trying to cook for all of us, but you find a way)...

palemoon21
by on May. 24, 2010 at 10:23 PM

It sounds like what my 2nd DD had. It was an intolerance to the formulas she was on. It was way too harsh for her tummy....even the "specialized" stuff. It took months and months to figure out and by that time she was already weaning off formula. I'd have her checked for allergies as well as GERD. Good luck mama, I know it's hard to see your baby hurt. *hugs*

jesselswick
by on May. 24, 2010 at 10:28 PM

nutramigen. Its really gross smelling and its kinda expensive (WIC will cover with an RX. Buy a small can and try it out and ask the dr for an RX) My daughter did the whole projectile vomiting and such and it took me until she was 9 months old to get the drs to believe me when I said she had a problem. The nutramigen helped her in the mean time to not be so cranky after feedings and being super spitty. After she got put on reglan, no more vomit!

  Also, I don't know why he would have mentioned pyloric stenosis to begin with. Its found in first born males (very rare in females) and it would have involved her spitting up as soon as you proped her up just enough to burp her. 

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