Monday, April 19, 2010

Doctor's Visit

Mom and I took the little man to the doctor today.
The good news is that he is growing and now weighs 12lbs 13oz. That's a whole 2 pounds in 1 month! He is still in the 25-50% range so he is just average.
The bad news is that he hasn't been doing well with eating lately. He gets really irritated, spits up A LOT, and just doesn't seem to feel good. So we took him to the doctor to find out what is going on. We were told exactly what we thought he had after a suggestion and a little research, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Most people call it acid reflux.
Like the doctor said, it's more of a laundry problem than a medical problem. It should go away by the time he is about 7 months old, but until it does we are just making a few changes. Hudson has his first bottle with rice cereal today! It should sit in his stomach better than formula or breastmilk without it. He also has to take baby Zantac. Who knew they had such a thing?!
The good news is that he is still a perfect baby to us and the happiest one with reflux that our doctor has seen! She takes good care of our little Hudson and I am thankful for that. He will be fine, it just a few small hurdles to get him there. Nothing that we can't handle though, or I should say that God can't handle for us :)
Hope everyone had a happy Monday! Only 4 more Mondays until school is out! I can't believe it's almost over! I feel like there is so much to do!!

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