Friday, January 11, 2008

Tummy Update on Naomi

She is nearing 5 months and it just seems to be getting worse! Over the holidays her night schedule changed from sleeping 8-2 am and then waking up and hurting off and on the rest of the night to going 8-11:30. Our pediatrician just had brain surgery- so he has been out of pocket. We saw a PA for her 4 mos. appointment and her advice was to start her on rice cereal to see if that would calm her stomach so she could sleep. The cereal seemed to make her tummy more aggravated and she began hurting more in the day as well. So, I called the Dr's. office and begged them for any other guidance- and they sent me to a specialist!

We went yesterday. He noticed there was blood in her stool (sorry to be so graphic) and thought that she might have severe food allergies. He wants us to use a medical hypoallergenic formula for 5 days to see if that is it and we will go back next week. If this is not it we will have to do an upper GI and other tests. Pray that it can be as simple as this. Pray also that our insurance will cover the formula- i think it would run nearly 40$ a can! I am sure Nathan thinks that all babies do is cry. My arms are getting so strong b/c I am holding her half of the night and sometimes during naps. Thanks for caring for us.

7 comments:

amywood_stl said...

Annette - I am so sorry! I hope that the formula helps Naomi and helps you to get some rest! I wish we were closer so I could come over and give you a break...please know we're praying for you. Miss y'all!

Nick, Annie, Aiden, Sophie and Clip said...

We are SO SORRY to hear of poor Naomi's pain and for your weariness!!! God is doing even more than making your arms strong, although I know it is SO HARD for you right now! We will be sure to be praying!

Ben and Anna said...

You amaze me with your faithfulness and patience. Please know that we are praying for your whole family. Wish i could be there to help out. Keep us posted.

Alyssa said...

We are praying! You come up in conversation often here in STL about how amazing you are. I wish I could help give your arms a rest!!!

Audrey said...

we will pray

shmaynor said...

We are praying for Naomi! We love you.

Danny and Aspa said...

Annette- this just breaks my heart...and I'm praying as I write. Is this formula different than the one you tried a few months ago that didn't really help? Will you let me know if there is ever a weekend I could come help? I'm really not that far away....miss and love you-AKC