Thursday, February 28, 2008

The obnoxcious mother at the Dr's office

Yes, I am that mom that has my typed list out ready to embrace the doctor with. After all, I knew I was going to have my emotional, clingy toddler with me and I wanted to communicate as much as I could to the specialist and make it worth my $50 copay! He was gracious and I really felt like he heard me, all my questions and thoughts. I will spare you the gross details from a trip to the GI doctor and tell you the plan of action. He wants to try one more medicine ( Nexium) and if that is not the miracle drug for Naomi he said we will go the hospital route. He said call first thing on Monday morning if she is the same and he will proceed with a couple of tests. He said that possibly she has esophagitis( not quite sure what that is as of now)- but we will have to do 2 tests- one being putting a feeding tube in and watching her stomach as the formula is inserted and the other involving a scope. I will let you know more details if that is the route we have to go... but pray that it will be just as simple as a medicine switch. Thanks for caring for us.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

So, we have tried about 10 things to get her stomach functioning right, from prunes ( as seen above) to multiple reflux medicines, to other stomach cramping medicine and antacids to formula... and we are still back where we started. Pray for us tomorrow ( Thursday) as I journey back to the GI specialist. Pray I will be bold and he will listen closely to her symptoms. I have a tendency to be too optimistic and not as realistic as I should be. After all.. she is 6 mos. old and is still not sleeping more than an average of 3 hrs. a night without crying out in pain! I just want her to not hurt in the day and the night.
We got to go visit my dear friend Buffy in Birmingham last week. This was our first visit with her 8 wk. old John David. The visit was fun... but the car ride not so much!
Naomi has started holding her head up more and sitting for just a few moments as a time. She has rolled over both ways and loves testing her legs out in the exersaucer (compliments of my dear friend Susan Maynor from Stl.)
So, she is huge. I always laugh when a short person holds her b/c she takes up half of their body. B/c of her length she can wear 9 mos. clothes and even dresses in that size are too short. I am afraid she is gonna have her mom's clothes problems. Lookout WNBA!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

I wanna be like daddy

Sunday morning Nathan climbed the stairs and ran in Eric's closet to get one of his ties to wear to Church. Eric doesn't know where he would get that desire from, certainly not from him.
When Naomi is happy- she smiles all over... i could just eat her up!

This is what Nathan calls affectionately " Super Naomi" as her daddy helps her to fly.

Friday, February 1, 2008

back from the doctor

This is a picture of my friend Rachel Rogers holding Naomi when she was first born. This dear friend spent Monday night with us. Her husband gives her Tuesday Mornings off from her kids so she decided to spend it sleeping so she could spend the night before being up with Naomi so we could sleep! What a dear friend!

Naomi went back to the specialist yesterday. He said we needed to stay on the formula b/c she was less aggravated on it. I am really sad about the end of nursing for her but of course I want what is best for her. Also, he thought some of her problems was due to some medicine she is taking that relaxes her stomach from cramping. He said her stomach is too relaxed and can't function properly. So we are not giving her that medicine, but her stomach is still cramping. We are to try a few more tricks as well as an increased dosage of Zantac and if in a week she still can't sleep we call him back and try somethingelse. It seems like it is just trial and error. It is good for me to be dependant on the Lord like this.

She was screaming at night with nursing her, now on the formula it is a whimper. She is still waking up hurting often- but it isn't as intense (sometimes.) She is doing better in the daytime- but she can't nap long unless I hold her. When she feels good she laughs and rolls over. She has started sucking her 4th finger. It is quite interesting how she figures out to get it. I wish she could suck her thumb so she could self soothe herself better.