Monday, June 1, 2009

Reflux Prevents Me From Giving This A Clever Title

Alex has reflux. It. Is. HORRIBLE.

Friday night he cried and cried and cried and I walked and walked and walked until he finally exhausted himself and slept for a few hours before we repeated the process. I figure my snatches of sleep added up to about 3 hours and I walked approximately 27.3 miles.

Last night he was down at 7 and back up at 9. He cried -- and when I say cried, I mean screamed and bucked and wailed -- for an hour and a half until he exhausted himself. Then he was back up about 1:30 a.m. I gave him a bottle to help soothe him and then put him in the car. At least that way everyone else in the house could sleep.

I've had this baby before. Amelia suffered horribly with reflux for a whole year. We walked and walked and walked the floors with her. I don't even want to think about how many miles I walked after midnight in the first year of her life. But I know I don't want to do it again. Today I start calling every possible doc who can treat Alex. I'm taking the first appointment I get. Or staging a sit-in in someone's office if necessary.


Lorrie Pavlack said...

Hey Christy...Soooo sorry to hear about Alex's reflux! You've probably already found which doc you are going to, but I wanted to tell you that Dr. Raminder Sufi saved our lives when Jack was going through this. Not exaggerating. I'm not sure if we would be here now without him. He came up with a game plan for decreasing the reflux and the side effects that were making Jack miserable. He was heaven sent!

Hope you got more sleep last night!!! Call me if you need a nap! Lorrie

Drama Queen Jenner said...

My sister had 2 with really bad reflux. I hope things work out!