Well, today we had to take him into the doctor cause he has a ingrown toenail and its extremely infected. Last night they told us to go to the hospital but since they don't have a children's part of the hospital they just said to get into the doctor asap today. All they gave him was a cream which is for rashes and told us to soak his toe in epson salt and warm water and we go back in a week to have it looked at again. Meanwhile poor thing is in pain cause he is almost always crying and he is usually pretty laid back unless hungry or dirty diaper. He has a fever from the infection so we are giving him tylenol as well. Also we found out that he has acid reflux too cause of his profuse vomiting after he eats. She told us to give him similac sensitive spit up formula, but she won't give him any medication because she says of the side effects. Does anyone have experience with acid reflux in newborns. Have you tried that formula or is enfamil better? My friend says enfamil is better. He is almost 6 weeks and since his 1 month check up he has gone from 10lbs 7oz to 11lbs 2oz and went from 21" to 22". He is growing like a weed!
Kellen just got put on meds for reflux. He is bf'd so im no help. What side effects are they worried about? I would try the formula, but wouldnt hesitate to do the meds if it doesnt help. My dd had reflux as well and only needed the meds for a couple of months before she "out grew it". Its caused by an issue with the velve that leads from there stomach to their esophagus. Sometimes its just about it catching up, getting stronger, and being able to shut properly.
In the mean time the meds help neutralize what acid is making its way up. The acid can actually damage the esophagas, as well as any other tissue it comes into contact with if bad enough and prolonged enough. Often times for formula fed babies its actually a problem with the formula. Probably why your doc wants you to try the other one before putting him on meds.
As for the infection, i would get a 2nd opinion. When Kellen was in the hospital with the eye infection he never got a fever. A fever can be a sign that the infection is in the blood stream. And, with these little guys an infection can go from bad to worse very quickly. Im surprised they didnt give you at least an oral med as well as the atopical???
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What medication do they have him on? We go back for a follow up in a couple of days and already since Tuesday his reflux has got worse. I didn't realize the his frequent hiccups are a symptom of acid reflux. He keeps them after everytime he eats and he wheezes and he coughs after he eats. I really think that he needs meds cause he has been crying almost non stop and that is not like him.
Yup. Kellen gets .08 twice a day. Yesterday I missed a dose and by the evening he was a crab so, def important to not miss a dose. As for the toe, you def need a 2nd opinion. With all the symptoms hes had they should have done more than an ointment and soaks for the toe. Poor baby