Stephanie - posted on 04/13/2016 ( 3 moms have responded )
I am a mother of a four year old daughter and a nine month old son. I am experiencing some problems with my son that I did not experience with my daughter nor with any of the many children I have watched throughout the years. Ever since the day of birth it has been a constant struggle with my son. He has never slept through the night, he has uncontrollable crying/screaming episodes, and he doesn’t sleep well day or night. For a while day or night it was that he would sleep in 20 minute episodes. At times I get up anywhere from 2-15 times a night between the hours of 10 pm and 4 am, sometimes he wants a bottle, many times not he just cries, tosses, turns, kicks, smacks, etc. He also fights really badly and when I say this I mean like wailing arms and legs and throwing his self backwards. He was diagnosed with acid reflux at approximately 2-3 months old and put on Zantac. His formula was changed from Gerber Good Start Gentle to Gerber Good Start Soothe to Similac Advance to Similac Soy to Similac Alimentum (worst I ever experienced him) back to Similac Soy. He has been having problems with constipation since about 5 months so the doctors finally put him on Miralax about 3-4 weeks ago. The first 6 months or so of birth the doctors kept ruling out that it was Colic, then they started saying that it was all going to get better with time that’s all they could tell me, then they put him on constipation meds because he had an episode of the uncontrollable crying and fighting at the office one day for an hour and thirty mins straight and they seem so concerned, only to leave me with I hope this fixes the problem and he gets to be a happier baby. NO nothing has worked; I am still experiencing the same problems since day one. Sometimes they seem to be getting a little better only to get worse a few days later, it’s a never ending cycle. Not to mention I am beyond physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted and need relief for him and I. I work 12 hour shifts, so I do not get much rest and I am nodding on and off on my way to and from work on my 40 min drive three times a week. I have also broke down to the doctors crying asking for help, I have asked for test to be done to make sure nothing is wrong, but I continually get nowhere with the doctors. Any other mothers experienced these problems? If so what helped? Any suggestions?