GAH... I'M SO FRUSTRATED. Adrienne is a continual fountain of vomit. She's spit-up many, many times today but on top of that, she has had 3 really, really horrible throw-up episodes that have drenched both of us. Let's just say that we're both going through lots of laundry these days.
I had been holding off calling the doctor because I didn't want to make a big deal of silly reflux, but after a rough morning of throw up this morning, I decided that I would take her in just to make sure she's doing okay. She weighed 9 pounds, 9 ounces, which was a 9 ounce increase from last week. That was SUPER encouraging news. The doctor then sent us for an ultrasound to rule out pyloric stenosis or any other type of intestinal blockage and thankfully, all of that came out fine. So... we're left with a baby that has horrible, nasty, disgusting, unrelenting reflux and it seems that we'll be dealing with this for many months to come, just as we did with Brooke.
The doctor now wants to put her on a medication called Prevacid that is supposedly one of the best medications for babies with reflux. The only catch is that she has to have it dissolved in breast milk because it comes in capsule form. I REALLY didn't want to introduce Adrienne to a bottle at this point because her latch isn't still quite 100 percent so I asked the doctor for an alternative. He told me that it really is the best medicine on the market and it will be well worth it, so I guess I'll be pumping one bottle a day for Miss Adrienne to take her medicine. That totally is NOT my first choice but I trust the doctor so much and I really feel that he knows what's best for her health.
I hate this for Adrienne. It has to be so unpleasant for her to have to vomit so frequently and I would give anything to be able to make her stop. I wish that I could wave a magic wand and make this go away but as we all know, I can't:-( Again, I'm so thankful for my healthy baby and I know that it could really be much, much worse, but this is just a bummer that we're messing around with reflux again.