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.