How My Favorite Nephew is Doing

Kinda crappy. He’s only ten days old, Cosmos! Cut him some slack!

Rough weekend for sister and Company. Dash started throwing up his feedings (not just spitting up, but vomiting) so they called the ped and they sent them to the ER on Sat evening. They went to the ER and then they admitted him overnight.

They did an upper GI and an Ultrasound, i think. Possible culprits: cow’s milk allergy. They put him on alimentium formula for supplemental feedings, sis is still pumping like a Putnam County Dairy, and they are working on some BF issues today with the Lactation consultant. Might also be some kind of stenosis, which sounds like a blockage of some sort (no, I’m not a doctor, and neither are the three people I got this info from on the grapevine), but they can’t confirm it for a few more days, because they usually only show up at about 10 days old, so they will recheck with an ultrasound on Thursday to rule that out.

Also a possibility – reflux. They put him on the meds for that. (Forget what they are called. Doesn’t someone I know’s kid take something for reflux?)

Anyway, wanted to post an update, especially since some folks were asking how they were doing. Will keep you all posted. Baby and mom came home late last night, so the vomiting has stopped. I spent the night and took the late shift, which involved the usual newborn night activities: Changing diapers, wiping spitup, falling asleep on couch with baby on chest while watching bad 3 a.m. t.v. Just like the old days.

Lee, if you read this, i am waiting for the latest update, but didn’t want to call and wake folks.


  3 comments for “How My Favorite Nephew is Doing

  1. Dorothy Gould
    July 7, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    Poor little Dash and his parents! My twins both had reflux, very common in preemies and full term babies as well. They were on Zantac for almost their first full year, the dosage increased as they grew. Also had to add rice cereal to their bottles. If you want further details, feel free to email me. Hoping he is feeling better soon.

  2. Dogwood Girl
    July 7, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Thanks, D! Will pass along your info if Lisa wants it. Zantac was what i was trying to think of. . .

  3. Camille
    July 8, 2008 at 12:29 am

    Aw, poor little guy- and poor Lee Lee! Hope the situation gets better soon. Keep us posted!

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