Thursday, November 20, 2008

Completely frustrated to say the least

It is 7pm and little Gavin is finally asleep. Poor baby had a screaming fit for over an hour this afternoon & nothing would make him stop. He is still not keeping his food down & the doctors, with all their education, have me baffled & infuriated.

This baby has been vomiting, NOT spitting up, but vomiting for almost 3 months. They have switched his formula to soy, given him medication for an adult with acid reflux, ran an upper gi, then finally an ultrasound, drew blood to check some levels, ran a urinalysis, and put him on previcid....

Not once has anyone ran a blood allergy test to see if he is allergic to the formulas he has been on, is this too off the wall?
Am I the only one that thinks this should have been done months ago....before the upper gi test?

It is killing me to see this otherwise healthy, strong, alert child basically starving because he vomits up most of what he drinks.

Three different doctors and not one of them thought to rule out an allergy first. Does anyone have House's telephone number?

Please pray for these educated men that one of them would get a clue & find out what is wrong.

Blessings 2 U friend


Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Tammy I'm sorry to hear about your little one's problem. I hope you find anwers soon. It is so hard to watch our little one's not feel well. I'll keep him in my prayers.
When you find a few minutes stop over at my blog there is a little game going on and if you don't have time I certainly understand.
Blessings, Ginger

Neas Nuttiness said...

If I had any phone numbers - you would already have them.
Keeping you ALL in my prayers!

Did DH bring home an "offer" on Friday?

Autumn Mom said...

Hi there;

I had the exact problem with my first born child 23 years ago! Because of this, I breastfeed the other five. Switching formula to a soy based did solve our problem, however, I have heard of another allergy free formula (quiet expensive) that works when soy doesn't and I had a friend that ended up feeding her child just whole milk as all the formulas she tried caused the same problem. I do know that they tend to be very careful with allergy testing with babies because of the possiblity of introducing a possible allergen that could cause a severe reaction. That being said, it sounds like they have done more invasive testing, so maybe it is the next step...I would ask that they don't test nuts and other allergens known to cause anaphylactic shock.

I found it funny that when I read your blog entry today...the google ad on the right was for "soy baby formula" for baby spitting! ;-)