Micronaxx The adventures of Finn & Henry

31Jul/090

Reflux Redux

After another sleepless day and night with little Henry, we paid a visit to Dr. S. this morning to see what is going on. I was unable to tell if it was gas, or the antibiotic, or reflux, or something I was eating that was bothering his intestines and tummy after nursing. All I knew is that pretty much like clockwork, about 20 minutes after nursing, Henry would start screaming and writhing, and was unable to stay asleep for any length of time.
I guess not surprisingly, the doc checked Henry out and diagnosed him with reflux, just like Finny had as an infant. She said his throat is just raw and red and it was no wonder he was screaming and not sleeping. So...the good news is we know what to do and the condition is treatable with the infamous "veg pillow" and Zantac. The bad news is that it'll take a few days for the meds to kick in and his throat to heal, and then we're on the Zantac wagon for the next 6 months, 3 times a day. As Finny would say, "poorguy!".

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