Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Jack update

Yesterday I had written a long post on how I had to admit to myself that Jack is colicky, but I didn't post it.

Well, this afternoon he had an appointment and the Dr thinks he has acid reflux. Thus would explain how he hit 3 weeks of life and started to cry, cry and cry some more. He had most of the symptoms, but I thought he had to be throwing up to have acid reflux, but that is not the case. He is truly happy only when I carry him. (Even now, I set him down to start this blog post and it only took him about 4 minutes to wake up and be fussy. He is laying on my lap as I type this. We will see how far I get before I have to sign off. One handed typing is slow.) We started some meds tonight and should see in about a week if they are working.

Carl and I joke that he knows when we come in a 3 ft radius of a chair. He will be calm and sleeping while we are standing and rocking him, but as soon as we even think about sitting, Jack wakes up and screams. Oh and another thing is that Jack does not have baby toots but man farts! My goodness he can stink out a room. He does a great job competing with Silas and Titus.

2 comments:

the j. crew said...

oh poor little guy. that is not easy to have a fussy baby. i will pray that the medicine helps... funny about the "man farts".

blessings

HandsRaisedToHeaven said...

I feel your pain. My 3 month old daughter is dealing with reflux as well. I hope the medicine works for Jack. It didn't work for Eden. Have you eliminated all dairy from your diet? Even a little bit seems to make the reflux so much worse. Peanut butter also seems to effect her. The main thing that has helped is going to a chiropractor that specializes in kinesiology. He's adjusted her diaphragm (among other areas) and it made her into a much happier baby as well as a better sleeper. :) Praying for you and your son.