Monday, November 23, 2009

A Miracle in a Box

The past few weeks have been pretty rough for Kaylee. Her reflux has been getting worse and I started to realize that the Prevacid was no longer keeping things under control. Things have gone downhill quick since the Prevacid stopped working. Kaylee went from having four 6oz bottles per day to five 8oz bottles per day... there was actually a day where she had six bottles for a total of 48oz in one day! She also completely quick taking naps during the day unless someone was holding her, and even then the naps wouldn't last long. What we finally figured out was that she was eating more because the formula was coating her throat which was hurting from the acid burning it... and she could never get comfortable enough to take naps during the day because of the reflux.

Today I took her to see her pediatrician. They weighed her before we saw the doctor and she weighed 16lbs 1oz! Kaylee bug is a little chunky monkey! So after talking to her doctor, we decided it was time to try a different medicine. Luckily her doctor agreed to prescribe Zegerid. It's a medicine that she had never prescribed before but was willing to try it because I have heard a lot of good things from people who are giving their babies Zegerid. She told me that if this works for Kaylee she will try it on some of her other patients. a miracle in a box!

I mean seriously... we should've switched to this A LOT sooner! I gave her her the Zegerid for her midday dose of medicine and within a few minutes she was back to her old self! And on top of that she was hungry and we didn't have to wait 30 minutes before she could eat! After she ate she played with her toys and then we layed her down in bed and she took at 3 hour nap! She hasn't done that in 2-3 weeks!

I really hope this is the end of the medicine rollercoaster we have been on... I don't think I can handle having to go back to making her wait 30 minutes between medicine and food... but whatever we have to do to keep her comfortable is worth it... it's so nice to have our happy little girl back!


  1. YAY!!!! So glad the new medicine is working for her. And how wonderful that she us taking naps and doesn't have to wait to eat! :) No wonder you haven't gotten to blog much!

  2. Glad the new meds are working. I hope they continue to work! Good luck!