Lynne - posted on 03/17/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
Hi. My daughter was born at 32 weeks and 3 days gestation and weighed 3 lbs 14 ozs. She stayed in the hospital for 18 days and weighed 4lbs 2 ozs the day she was released. We were so excited to be taking her home. Little did I know what was going to be next. For the next 10-14 days every time we put her down she would cry, and she made the most bizarre noises. Everyone kept telling me babies made noise, not to worry...but these were not normal baby noises. Finally, over-exhausted because I was sleeping in a chair holding my newborn all night, I took her to the pediatrician to find out what was wrong. The pediatrician diagnosed her with GERD and put her on Axid. This medicine didn't really help at all, but they wouldn't give us anything else until she was 2 months old. At her 2 month check up they gave us a prescription for prevacid which I thought was our saving grace. This medicine made her better immediately!!! But, her GERD seemed to continue to get worse. NOW, my daughter takes a 30mg dissolvable tablet in the am and a 15mg dissolvable tablet at night. An adult only takes 60mg a day! We haven't seen a specialist yet, but are waiting for our appointment on April 3rd. This seems like a lot of medicine for a little body to me.
Even while she is taking this medicine she will projectile puke following a meal. Anyone experienced this??? Any tips??? I am so tired of cleaning spit up/pukey clothes, blankets, sheets and the high chair that I want to crawl in a hole...