"Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do....but how much love we put in that action."
Friday, October 8, 2010
HAPPY little P
Sheesh, these past couple of weeks have been a bit interesting in our house. First off, I want to say how absolutely thankful I am for a healthy family and the sweetest little boys a gal could ask for. A few weeks ago Paxton started not feeling well and it was really hard to determine what was going on, I only knew he just wasn't his normal HAPPY self. He was very irritable, would not sleep at all (he has never been a perfect sleeper, but he was awake and crying in pain at least 2 times an hour during the night and not taking a single nap during the day). It was so hard because I just could not figure out what was going on. When he would try to sleep he would just cry and cry until I picked him up and he would burp and throw up a little every time I picked him up (and he was not crying hard enough to make himself get sick). It was so sad. He is always such a HAPPY little guy. Well, our pediatrician thought it would be best to send him to a gastroenterologist to make sure he didn't have a blockage or anything going on with his little tummy. The gastro doctor said a lot of his symptoms sounded allergy related and not as much reflux related. So, we switched his formula to the hypoallergenic kind and to be honest, I really did not expect that to help very much. I knew Maddox's milk allergy and Paxton had non of the same symptoms as Maddox and I was very skeptical that the switch would make a bit of difference. The doctor also scheduled an abdominal ultrasound to just make sure everything looked alright. The ultrasound looked great, NO blockages! And much to my surprise the formula switch has made things much better for our little guy. He is even off the meds for his reflux because it looks like he does not have acid reflux he is just allergic to one of the milk proteins!! He is sleeping MUCH better and is even sleeping in his bed the entire night. In fact, last night he slept from 8pm-7am, then he had a bottle and slept until 10am this morning! (can I get a hallelujah!!!) Oh we are so thankful to have our HAPPY little P back! He is such a sweet little guy and I am beyond grateful that a simple formula switch was all that was needed!! We are so blessed!!