Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Milestones, medications and more

My last post was kind of a downer but I wanted to give a few updates. So far, we are all doing okay! The first few days on his meds were awful. He cried a lot more. He didn't sleep well. I was exhausted in every way. Then, he woke up happier each day and most days, he is happy as a clam, well unless you put him in the car. Looking back, I think he was a pretty fussy baby but much more subtle than Brady if that even makes sense. Also, looking back, I'm wondering if his crying was due to the thyroid being out of whack. Either way, he's much happier and I'm glad we have him feeling better.

We also started him on probiotics. I am amazed. His reflux symptoms have drastically improved and I've mostly weaned him off the reflux meds, which is great considering a few days before I had called the doctor and asked to switch to Prevacid. I went to pick it up and was told it was going to be $200!! (Which shows you how much they have changed our insurance since Brady because it was less than $30 with him!)

I have my moments but I think I'm handling it all okay, better than I thought I would. It seems when the calm moments happen, I find myself thinking too much and I'm sad by the fact that my tiny baby has to deal with this. I sometimes find myself feeling silly for being upset about this. I mean, of all   things to come back on the newborn screening, this is a pretty 'minor' one but regardless when you find out something is wrong with your child, it hurts, especially when you have to put them through being poked on a regular basis. Because not treating hypothyroidism can cause a lot of issues with growth, development and even cognitive development, I find myself worrying way too much about him which and then he then decided to tell me, "Hey, mom! Quit it!"' and then proceeds to roll over.

On September 12th, three days before he turned 3 months,  I looked over and watched him roll over! I was shocked. Just as I was putting dishes away and praying he meets his milestones. That stinker showed me. I took it as a gentle sign that everything will be okay and we'll get through these hurdles of life. 

I'm working on 3 month post but since I finally got around to doing this, here is what I plan on using to make a book for his first year. I love them and can't wait to see what new things I can add!

I go back to work on Monday, so this week is busy of preparations and lots of cuddles. 


Meredith said...

That is CRAZY how much medicine like Prevacid can be even with insurance!

Hope you guys continue to see improvements!

Amber said...

Way to go Bennett. I am amazed at how much I worry and how in a second my child can wash all those worries away with a small and seemingly insignificant action. Keep it up, you're an awesome mom!

Katie said...

So what are you doing for probiotics? Is it something for you? or are you giving him drops? Very curious!

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