Sunday, January 2, 2011

1 Step Forward: Finding a Solution to Jacob's Reflux issues.

Down Right Living: Jacob hanging out with his daddy
Is it strange of me to revel in the quiet days? Today was soooo nice.  It seemed almost normal.  Elisha spent the day at a friend's house sledding.  Nathan spent the day reading another book from the Lightning Thief Series. KC is spending the evening watching Band of Brothers with Jacob on his lap and smiling every time Jake smiles in his sleep.

The last few days have been pretty nice with Jacob since we've been able to get him to take his Previced. We'd experienced weeks of him throwing up literally everything that went into his mouth along with any juices or saliva he was creating on his own only to discover that the Previced was not dissolving in the milk we were using (not to mention Jacob hates the taste of the Nutramigen formula).  So, we talked to the doctor who instructed us to crush the Previced pill as much as we can, then wet our finger and place it in the pills granules.  When the granules stick to our finger, we are to place it inside his cheek and let it set there for several minutes to absorb.  After a day of doing this, we discovered that not only was Jacob's gagging drastically down, so was his vomiting.  In fact, Jacob has begun to nurse and has begun to keep it down for the last 2 days.  I try not to get excited for fear that we'll back slide again, but I can't help but be extremely appreciative of the little bits of progress we make when we make it.

What a great start to our year :)

1 comment:

Summers Family said...

What a great picture! His hair is coming in and he is definitely changing and growing. I wish I was closer and could enjoy it with you. I am so glad he is doing so well. Happy New Year to you all!