Oscar and I have had a rough week. Jerry has too. When he is here he is a big help so I don’t want to leave him out! Basically, the happy times have become fewer and fewer while the fussiness has increased and even feeding is a struggle. For a while we thought it was a poop issue…something that resolved itself on Monday, but then when Oscar’s demeanor didn’t seem to get any better I started watching him like a hawk.
Of course I have been frustrated with him for not letting me catch a break, but in the past couple days I have really noticed that he just can’t seem to settle. He has always preferred sleeping in the wrap or swing and I thought it was due to the motion. However lately he has been developing what I thought could be symptoms of reflux. He prefers to sleep upright, has started fussing during and after feeding seemingly in pain, and lately, spitting up in his mouth and then swallowing it. That was the one that got me. He didn’t really spit up but I started to notice this little hiccup thing he would do and then swallow. And it definitely seemed to make him uncomfortable. So we went to the Dr. this morning after a night and morning full of tears and she said that it does indeed sound like reflux so we’ll be starting Prilosec tomorrow.
In a way, I feel better. Like maybe there is something we can do for him. I hate to think that the past couple weeks have been miserable for him. I think it has just gotten a bit worse each day though so hopefully we caught the problem and can help fix it. If after a week or so nothing improves, then we just have a fussy stage on our hands, but I am not going to assume it’s that when he could be in pain. I tend to think it isn’t a disposition because I wouldn’t think it would just come on all of a sudden. So we’ll see how it goes.