Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Home again

We're back home again.

The pediatrician ordered an upper GI on Monday and it showed that his fundoplication is intact and in the right place- but he's refluxing really badly anyway.

It's frustrating for many reasons, of course. After having had surgery we hoped not to fight this any more. And reflux is not a pleasant thing to deal with. He's in pain and doesn't want to eat. And of course, not eating means no weight gain, which is bad for a baby who is already so far behind. And leads to dehydration which is obviously bad.

Fortunately he's responded to the Pepcid and eating much better. They watched him all day yesterday and into the morning. He's back up to full feeds and doing okay so far.

He continues on the Pepcid (orally now- which is both expensive and hard to come by in liquid form.) and follows up with the pediatrician next week, the pediatric GI specialist the week after, and somewhere in there, the surgeon as well.

That's a lot of doctors for a 4 1/2 pound baby. But we do what we can.