Hi again, we are just back from DD's baptism (it was in Tasmania at her great grandparents church) I am glad to be home, but I swear I am over the vomit (reflux) she would have vomited (or spilled as the Dr's like to call it) on all of her relatives, brisbane airport, hobart airport, the hotel, both the planes (you get the idea
), I am over the smell of Neocate. We are supposed to start solids tomorrow which I am a little nervous about, fingers crossed it all goes fine. I am really hoping it helps to stop (or at least cut down) the "spills".
We have been through this all before with DS2 (the CMP allergy....not the reflux) but he didn't show major symptoms until about 9 months of age and therefore was a bit older and was ok when he started solids.....DD is obviously a lot more sensitive. Shimmershine
- I guess the specialist is talking about a prescription formula ?? Did they mention Pepti Jnr or Neocate Advance ?? My DS2 was on Pepti Jnr to start and then developed an intolerance to that so we went to Neocate Advance until 2.5 due to CMP allergy, Neocate is an elemental formula, all the ingredients are broken down to their simplest form so they are easier for the body to digest. It tastes and smells gross, but you do get used to it
. When do you see the paed ?Karla
- Wow, that is really tough with being allergic to everything. I guess the good thing is that they are gaining weight. Do they think the allergy thing is something that they will eventually grow out of (or are they not really sure), so they are totally fed with prescription formula (I remember reading that they are even allergic to Neocate), no solids at all ? can I ask what happened when you introduced solids ie rice cereal or the "basic" introductory solids. You poor thing, you have an awful lot on your plate. Levity
- Yeah, we left hospital 4 weeks ago and DD was drinking between 0-20mls of each of her bottles and is now drinking at least 100ml (sometimes 160ml) of every bottle, she doesn't look quite so little (thin) which is great. It was hard work with the pump and the NG tube and I really feel for people that have to use them long term. We were sure that the tube would have been in for a few months but she excelled herself and put on 600gm in a month so paed said it could come out, I was especially excited as it was her baptism on Sunday and she was tube free (not that I would of minded if it had to stay in). Fingers crossed this month continues with the weight gain as I really don't want to go backwards. When do you see the paed next ?
ETA Will get the next stool test done on Thursday as I won't have to drag three kids with me then !