Monday, April 27, 2009

Mother Knows Best!

What was I thinking?? My mom told me about a website weeks ago that I should visit. It had natural remedies for colic. Why didn't I rush to the website? Because...I think I felt that colic was an overused term and my baby was suffering from reflux, and I didn't want to pin it on "colic." So, needless to say, I had not visited the website. I really did have the intention of checking it out, but just hadn't gotten around to it.

Rajko really does just suffer with his tummy all the time. I hadn't been able to pin it down to one thing, but he seems to always be in pain with his stomach. Now that the reflux pain seems to be under control (thank you Prevacid), I've been able to see that his problem of waking up during his naps in pain is not because of the reflux, but because of something else. He starts out with a few grunts, then starts screaming! Nothing can soothe him...Noah has his way of holding him, and I have my way. He cries and cries in obvious pain with the saddest frowning faces and then suddenly goes limp and falls back to sleep. This can repeat over and over every 15 minutes throughout his nap. It is truly heartbreaking.

So, today I called the pediatrician - just for some advice. What else can I do to help this little guy's gassy problems? I don't eat dairy, I avoid gassy veggies, beans, soda, etc. I give him Mylicon with every feeding. He's on a prescription for his reflux. I give him daily tummy massages (which make him toot like crazy!). We even bought an Acid Reflux sleeping wedge that he gets strapped into every time he sleeps! The nurse suggested I give gripe water a try, as it was about the only thing I'm currently not doing.

So I get online to research gripe water, and where do I end up? On the website my mom told me about weeks ago.

This is the FIRST thing I have found that seems to address the exact symptoms I see in Rajko, and it sounds like it's going to be the answer to my prayers (literally). A weight was lifted from my shoulders as I sat and read the testimonials...hearing my own baby's story reflected in the stories of others. I am SO SO SO SO SO excited! I ordered a bottle and cannot wait to give it to him. My heart breaks every time that sweet baby wakes from a peaceful slumber crying in pain. NO MORE!!! Colic Calm to the rescue!

The moral of the story - do what your mother tells you to do WHEN she tells you to do it!


Nate and Stacia said...

Hi Giselle-
Just ran across your blog and thought I'd let you know that although I've never had to go beyond Mylicon, my friend used gripe water with her little guy. As much and often as that boy ate, I never saw him in pain-it seems to really work!

Good Luck


P.S. Rajko is adorable-Congrats!

Jody said...

I am so sad just thinking of your little guy in so much pain. We've had occasions of those symptoms, but nothing lasting. I can only imagine how horrible it is to watch and deal with daily.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the gripe water does the trick!

And I agree, mothers do know best. I wonder when Cameron will figure that out?

Billie Sue said...

Oh, what a lovely testimonial! Now, I'd better hope and pray it works! I've never experienced this with a baby,so I can only hope it is the answer! Good luck and I love you!

Sophia said...

I when you post stuff like this. You are going to be a life saver when my little guy or girl gets here!!

The Crystal's said...

Good Luck Giselle, I hope this is the answer.

McNeil Family said...

I hope you found a little miracle... that way if I ever have this problem I will know just what to do! Mothers really do know best!

rachel and wes said...

it seems that you have to learn that over and over again in life... that listening to your mother is always the answer. Crazy that we are now those mothers to cute little boys! Rajko is a stud!

Chelsea Johnson said...

Is it from Canada? I think I've heard of it but I didn't think you could buy it here! Hopefully it will do the trick!

The DiStefano Family said...

Haha so funny!... well not that he was in pain...poor little guy... but I bought it for Treygen. It was at Kid to Kid. I hope it wasn't too expensive. I think it was a pretty good price but I don't know if they have Kid to Kids down there. ? Anyway I hope it works for you! You are doing great! He is a lucky little guy to have such a great mom!

Michael & Mindy said...

Thanks! Yes I met Koriane at UVSC. We've been going to school together for a couple of years. She's one of my favorites. How funny that you know her! Small world :)

Katie and Andy said...

What can I say? We just have good taste Giselle! Don't worry about having a serious baby, he is still small and i'm sure you'll be getting those grins in the next few weeks. Will is finally laughing and it just melts me, so definitely look forward to that! Good luck!