Monday, August 11, 2008

What?!?! I can't hear you over the screaming!

In the last week, Jenna's officially been diagnosed as being colicky with reflux (which we're treating). The picture above gives you a small taste of what it's like when she goes off on a fit. It's difficult. We try to feed her, make sure she's been changed, and really attempt to try to decipher any sort of schedule so we just know when she's going to be tired and try to course her to sleep. We're getting better at soothing her, but the fits do persist... the worst is after she's had a couple of good days and then just melt down. But anyway, I know it will get better, as I'm taking EVERYONE's word for it.  

Just a few days after being diagnosed with the colic and reflux, I was asking about her first diaper rash (which was super stubborn!) in one of my Mom's groups and we found out she has thrush, as do I. So, it's been an exciting week in our household. The treatment for thrush can be as easy to explain as she gets a medicine orally, and a cream for her diaper rash. I get a cream for my nipples. But the problem is that anything that touches the 3 'hot spots' must be either sterilized or put through a deep cleaning, exposed to sunlight or air dried out. I won't go into more details because it's exhausting to think about, let alone type out. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we can remedy this relatively quickly. 

In any case, that's the un-fun update. 



shoppingsmycardio said...

oh my...that photo is awesome. the sad reality of it is, of course, slightly less awesome.

i'm sorry things are feeling so uphill right now.

i heard something from a woman that just had a baby recently with a similar issue...she's started letting the baby sleep in its car seat (well padded and supported by blankets all around, of course) - it prevents the reflux, and seems to help. just thought i'd throw that out there...

...along with a virtual hug & a suggestion of a caramel latte at pacific bay.

Alison said...

Progress and moving forward!!! :) And... despite her screaming face in that pic... she STILL looks cute!! :)

Meg said...

Sending lots of love your way. That picture really is priceless though. :)

Anonymous said...

Aw, I'm sorry things are so hard. I hope this doesn't make you think twice about further expansion of your family!
I can't imagine needing to sterilize everything, but you'll get through this!

Aviva said...

big hugs to all of you.

And, to go along with what SMC said - my niece suffered from reflux as well, and she slept in one of those baby papasan chairs for her first four months of life.

Becky said...

Oh my goodness! Hang in there!
:) Becky

Heather said...

that is a great picture ; )

big hugs - hang in there!