Things have been insane with Jinx. We’ve had episodes of screaming for 12 hours, serious gas, stinky dipes, serious spit-uppage (yes I made up a word). After being on a Total Elimination Diet for a while now I have discovered that she has issues with dairy, soy, wheat and I am not sure what else. Even with that cut out and on a very restricted diet (turkey, green beans, sweet potatoes, pears, zucchini, onions and cabbage) she was still having some serious discomfort. I’m talking we had to give her prescribed Tylenol w/Codeine to get her to sleep after 12 hours of upset. I’ve done it all, rocking, swaying, shushing, swaddling, belly massages (with my homemade belly oil containing Peppermint and Fennel Seed Essential Oils), wearing her, warm baths, nothing comforts her. The Ped prescribed these Hyoscyamine Sulfate drops for intestinal cramping and they helped some in addition to the Gripe Water, but not really. I recently stopped EVERYTHING. All of my supplements b/c my prenatals have Iron, I was also taking Garlic and Cranberry, so I quit it all, the B-Vitamins, the Omegas, all of it. I also quit all of Jinx’s meds (the Hyo drops and the Gripe Water both have citric acid) and the only thing I am administering now is her Zantac with a probiotic mixed in. We had the best day and night yesterday that we have had in a long time. Things still aren’t quite right though. Often time when she is nursing she chokes on the milk and stops breathing, it is not due to Over Active Let-down, it makes no difference where she is in the feeding, it still happens. She throws her head back and gulps and tries to breathe and can’t and then finally catches her breath. She does this not just when nursing, but also when medicine is administered and sometimes when she’s just sitting around (I think she spits up and then chokes on it). I don’t know if she’s inhaling the fluid or not. But it’s really freaky and it scares me to see her struggle to catch her breath. We see a GI on the 18th and a Pulmonary specialist on the 27th. Just wanted to update you all. Things have been crazy, but hopefully all will be well soon and we will be at the bottom of this all!!
I did have a substantial amount of Ibuprofen during the last month of my pregnancy due to pain (6 ribs out of place, etc.) cause the chiro just wasn’t cutting it and I couldn’t afford accupuncture or accupressure. I also had 2 rounds of antibiotics and IV antibiotics during the first three weeks postpartum. So I think I may have ruined any chance her gut had. Here’s hoping the probiotics help and in the end I hope these specialists just laugh at me and tell me she has a bad case of reflux and nothing more!