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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Trying NOT to Pull My Hair Out!

As I have stated previously in this blog, Gabriella (my little miracle baby) has acid reflux. She has issues and it has come down to a science to get her to sleep comfortably. She cannot have anything to eat or drink for about an hour before bedtime. I make sure she has no formula for at least a couple of hours before bedtime because she tends to get a lot of acid from it. It's kind of a silent reflux thing. It never comes out but you hear it in there. She swallows a lot and sometimes coughs. It's hard for her but worrisome for me. I do not like seeing her in any discomfort.

Well I have been doing things just right and she has been sleeping better. I give her her Zantac about an hour before bed and after all foods and fluids and it seems to work. Well I was getting ready to put her down for the night but wanted to go talk to the hubby for just a minute. I asked my oldest daughter to watch Gabbi for just 5 minutes and I'd be right back. They were sitting together on the couch watching TV. So I figured I'd be right back. I was and when I returned Gabbi was drinking a bottle full of formula made by her ever so considerate big sister. Quite literally I was gone for 5 minutes and big sister thinking she was doing a good thing, made her a bottle. *sigh* So now I cannot let Gabbi go to sleep or she'll be up with acid the whole night. I must wait for it to all settle. I hope she can stay awake that long. I hope I can stay awake that long!


J.M. said...

awww, what a sweetie trying to help out and take care of the baby. It has got to be frustrating though.

Speedcat Hollydale said...

... well, it WAS a sweet notion :-)

Stephanie said...

So frustrating :( But so sweet too!