Hannah - posted on 04/22/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
My son is almost four months old, 2 months early, so his adjusted age is 2 months from what I understand. He stayed in the NICU for 3 weeks and was 3lb 5oz when he was born. About a month later he was diagnosed with a brain bleed (which they said was mild and had quit bleeding already) and is on seizure medication. When he reached his due date he started crying.... A LOT. Before that all he did was sleep. Anyways, starting about the end of march every second he is awake he is crying and screaming. He wants to be held ALL the time which I would love to do but I also have other things I have to do (like eat and shower). He sleeps fine at night because the medicine he is one knocks him out. But during the day he only sleeps maybe an hour total and that's only if he is being held. When he is put down on his back, he extends his arms like he wants to be held. Now, especially while feeding, he will flail his arms and kick is legs so much that he can hardly keep the bottle in his mouth, which upsets him even more. He doesn't seem to eat as much as he used to because of this and being so fussy when he eats. Sometimes he will gag when the nipple is put in his mouth. Also, he has random periods of really fast breathing. I don't know how to comfort him anymore and I'm about to have a breakdown because I can't seem to get any straight answers from the docs I've taken him to. I need some advice on all of these issues... PLEASE!!!... thanks..