Saturday, December 5, 2009


Thursday Ethan's ped called me to see how he was doing with his reflux medications. I told them he was still throwing up way too much and as of that morning he could not hold down a bottle at all. Of course they had me bring him in right away. When we get there they listened to his tummy and chest for a good while then they measured his head and looked at me and said "you need to go to the hospital right now" they werent sure what was going on with him. The Dr at this point said it was either going to be because of ACM II or a muscle in his tummy. She called our neuro to see if he thought it was ACM II and he said he didnt think that the head growth was too alarming and he didnt think the vomiting was being caused by it either. (his head circ. grew 1cm in 4days) The neuro said we would just push his appt for the mri forward so we can get a better idea of things sooner (I have yet to hear when it is going to be now,it was going to be 01-04) So we were off to the hospital. I was terrified bc the dr (ped) told me that if it was the muscle in his tummy or it was ACM II they would do surgery right away. I got ahold of Greg and him and my mother in law met me and Ethan at the hospital. I must add this little part..though it is not as important as the story goes to show why I HATE Gaston Memorial hospital and why I drive 1 hr 15min to Presbyterian! The dr had called Gaston and set up x-rays,ultrasounds,and for this tube thing to be placed down his throat. I was told "go in the birthing center and the receptionist will tell you where to go if you just tell them Ethans there for radiology" Ok easy enough right...WRONG! I walk in and immediatly get screamed at by this old man who "No one under 18,get him out of here" I screamed back "hes the patient" like seriously you couldnt have politetly asked if hes the patient? So I just walked past the guy and kept going! I get to reception, tell them he has a appt in radiology. They send me to the 3rd floor (btw the birth place is seperate from the actual hospital though they are conected by a breezeway) so I got to the 3rd floor and ask the guy at the desk if he can point me to radiology.He sasys "you cant have that baby here, no one under 18 is allowed" I respond "I know sir,hes the patient" the guy then tells me to go to the main building and go to the 2nd floor and down the hall on the left" I thank him and go where he told me.Now Im in the er. AARGGHH! So I ask someone in there how I get to radiology and they say go to the 1st floor and down the hall on the left. So thats where I go next (let me make sure you know here the dr is telling me how urgent this is and Im freaking out) I finally get in radiology and they scream at me because Ethan wasnt admited at the reception desk in the birth place. I explain exactly what happened. And the lady sighed and said hold on and she made a phone call. She tells the person on the phone "this lady claims she wasnt told she and to be admited what do I make her do" She then puts the phone down and says to be "go get him admited" I got pissed and said "what the hell is wrong with everyone in this damn hospital.My dr said its urgent for him to get this done and no one gives a shit your all just throwing me around" she looks at me and says "go to admitting" AAARRRGGGHHH!!!!!! So i go to admitting, I was there 45min no lie! Then I finally get back to radiology and they took us straight back bc "its urgent" ASSES!!! why was it not so urgent till now? So everything was done..I had to hold Ethan down while they did it which was horrible. Then we were sent to the waiting area for the results. Found out it is just severe reflux! They had called my ped to let her know and she wanted to talk to me on the phone, she told me to give him the same amount of meds for the reflux and to add 1 1/4tsp of rice cereal to every 1oz of formula.

Ethans vomiting has finally gotten better, hes still doing it some but not nearly as bad. Yesterday turned into a ruff day with him, he refused to sleep more than 15min at a time. And it only got worse with him not sleeping, not taking a bottle,crying, and screaming as the day went on. Last night Greg watched him for awhile so I could lay down, and Ethan screamed like he was being killed for 3hrs straight. There was no break in it, no matter what Greg did it didnt work.I finally gave up on trying to get some sleep and came back to the living room to help Greg. Then around 930ish Greg said "lets try a regular bottle without rice" So we did, and he ate the whole thing in 3mins. I went and inspected the other bottles we had been trying to give him..its very hard for the milk to come out bc of how thick it is. I think that was the whole prob all I feel like crap bc I know how hungry he had to have been to have gotten that upset for that long.

I am going today to find cereal nipples..I know they exist somewhere bc I remember seeing them. I am already using high flow 6month nipples but they still arent good enough obviously. I also am having my mother and father in law watch Ethan for awhile today so I can sleep! I havent gotten actual sleep in a long time..I always get 1-3hrs here and there but I am give out physically and mentally. I am to the point I dont want to stand up bc I feel weak and my body aches.

Well gotta go tend to a screaming baby! Ill update again when i have a chance/

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