About 2 weeks ago Wendy started getting a snotty nose. I figured it was no big deal, change of season, etc, etc. I ran a vaporizer, used saline and suctioned when needed, and put Vicks Baby Rub on her before bedtime. About a week ago, she began vomiting some. Not after every feed, so I just figured it was the mucus draining on her stomach and making her queasy. 2 days ago, she began vomiting every formula feed I gave her. She kept the Pedialyte down fine. No fever. No cough.
I called her pediatrician yesterday because I was worried when she couldn’t keep down the formula. Her pediatrician said to push Pedialyte for 24 hours then do formula every other feed. She said it was probably a virus and there was no need to bring Wendy in around the sick kids who were coming in with strep and the flu. I gave her straight Pedialyte from yesterday around lunch until 5:00 today (that’s what time we got home from the appointment with her surgeon and I didn’t want to start formula feeds in the car in case she got sick). 30 minutes after her feed began, she vomited it all up and her nose is super snotty again. (Her nose had cleared up completely when she was on the Pedialyte.) I know milk breeds mucus, but this is extreme. And it may be a simple sinus infection, virus, cold, whatever, but I am freaking out. This is the 3rd day she’s not been able to keep any formula down. She is already tiny- 14lbs and 14 months old (she’s only gained 8oz in the past 2 months). I’m beginning to wonder if she’s developed an allergy to milk; she’s on Similac Neosure; or if she’s gotten “food poisoning” from a bad batch of formula. She’s had a virus before and even then she’d vomit a little of the Pedialyte (not as bad as the formula, but this is so strange that she’s keeping every bit of the Pedialyte down). I don’t know, my mind is running crazy right now, and I am taking her to the pediatrician first thing in the morning. (I’d take her to the ER, but honestly, with a baby with Wendy’s extensive medical history, a doctor in the ER usually doesn’t know what to do with her and I’d rather just give her Pedialyte and keep her hydrated until her doctor that knows her history can see her in the morning.)
Prayers please! My nerves are shot and I’m sure it’s going to be a long, long night. On top of my back being messed up (I’m not sure what’s wrong with it, but my lower back is killing me and my legs are going numb; I have an appointment for myself at 2:00 tomorrow, so hopefully I will be able to make it.) Also, Wendy’s appointment today with the surgeon went fine. We continue dilating her anus and going up sizes every 2 weeks and on January 2, as long as she can be dilated at a big enough size, we will be scheduling surgery.