Danielle - posted on 03/25/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )
My daughter is now 5 weeks old. This past monday she had to go for surgery, we were happy and yet so mad at the same time, here's the story....... For about a week something was wrong with Rosalina. She started spitting up more than usually, than again she tries to eat more than she can handle thinking she's spitting up the portion that was too much for her. Than she starting spitting up more and more. I called her doctor on friday, he said just to be on the safe side go to the ER and get her checked out for Pyloric Stenosis. We brought her to the ER, waited quite awhile ( thought babies would be put in a room within 5 mins b/c of her age guess not!!!), she gets brought in and they decide to do an ultrasound to see if she does have pyloric stenosis. They told us no she doesnt have it and that its just acid reflux and sends us home. Yet they told us that, we knew that it wasn't it and something was wrong with our baby girl. We than tried to make it thru til her appointment on monday with her doctor. On saturday, it started getting worse, she wasn't spitting up, she was throwing up!!! Called the doctors office and wanted for the doctor on call to contact me. Again told me to bring her to the ER it;s probably reflux. We bring her AGAIN and this time we got a different doctor who seemed more concerned. She ordered x-rays and blood work for her. I told her my doctor thinks it could be pyloric stenosis, she says they are going to look into it. After hours of tests and waiting, the doctor says its acid reflux, gives us Zantac for the baby and sends us home. BTW the nurse we had I wanted to slap across her face! She was talking to my hubby and I like we didn't know how to take care of our baby!!! She's like " Oh I have a 1 and 2 year old babies spit up all the time, there's no reason to be alarmed or bring them to the ER." As soon as she said that, Rosalina throws up! I'm like "I know babies spit up!! But that isn't spit up, she's throwing up!!!" She was treating us like crap and I was furious!!! Anyways, we gave the Zantac a try with baby girl, doesn't work. She was still throwing up, she was in pain, hungry, and miserable. It was killing me and hubby to see her this way, i ended up crying with her, trying to comfort her. By sunday, she was getting worse with throwing up, it started to be more projectile. I called the doctors office AGAIN waiting for the doctor on call to call me back. FINALLY she calls me, I'm at the end of my rope with this. She suggests I bring her to see a specialist at another hospital. My hubby and I decided to do it, I couldn't bring her to the ER by us again if they are just gonna say shes fine and send us home!!! The other hospital was about an hour away from us, we took the trip out there. They took her in, the doctor came in we explained everything to him what was wrong with her and how we were at the other hospital two days in a row and they said nothing was wrong with her only reflux she was fine and sent us home. Right away he was checking her out, saw she was dehydrated, got her on fluids. Got blood work going, sent her for x-rays, did and ultrasound. After hours of tests and waiting, the doctor comes in and tells us she has Pyloric Stenosis. Our hearts dropped, we knew the only way to cure this problem was with surgery, we were hoping it was something else. The worse feeling in the world is having your baby going under the knife, but we knew it was for the best. The doctor had to have us transported to another hospital ( The one we went to, didn't have a pediatric surgeon) So he called an ambulance for us, I rode in it with baby girl while hubby followed behind. We went to the other hospital that was another hour away ( Now we are 2 hours away from home). As soon as we got there and went into the ER, there were doctors and nurse standing by waiting for her. I was so relieved that they were so helpful and full of information. They admitted her and she was in her room. The doctors came in and told us they wanted to do another ultrasound to double check on her condition before they do surgery. They do another ultrasound and verified her condition. The surgeon came in and explained the whole thing with us, her surgery, recovery, etc. We were both nervous about the whole thing, the doctor kept telling us " She's going to be ok, she'll do fine". Then a nurse came up to bring her down to preop, again nurses and doctors explaining things to use and all. Than the words I didn't want to hear " Ok, time to bring her back now" I held her in my arms, holding back the tears giving her hugs, kisses, and eskimo kiss(which she loves LoL) gave her to my hubby he does the same, we put her back into her crib, and watched as they rolled her back to the operating room. We go back into her room to wait while she goes for her surgery. I just lost it, I broke down crying. My husband tells me she's going to be ok. I knew she was, but the thought of her getting surgery at 5 weeks old, she's too little for it. After about almost an hour, her surgeon comes into the room, tells us the surgery went well, rosalina did great, and that shes in recovery and we would be able to see her in about 30 minutes. Once we left, we were so happy and couldn't wait to see her. When they called us down we couldn't wait, once we saw her we were so relieved she did good. Now the hurtle was to get her back on track. She was having some tough times keeping food down, which the doctor told us about, but we were working as a team to get her better. The nursing staff and doctors at the hospital were great!!! They were helping us helping her recovery and getting her on her way home. Finally after being there for a few days the doctors sent us home on Wednesday!!! We were so happy! We were also thankful for all the love and support we got from friends and family! We now know that she has a lot of people in her life that love her and will support her!!
Wanted to know if anyone else went thru something like this with their child.