"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
--Jeremiah 29:11

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Teething?/Cold?/Separation Anxiety?/All of the Above?

We're struggling here! Connie has had a runny nose and sneezing for a couple of days. He's fussy, not sleeping well and overly clingy. He wants to be held all the time which is very different for him. He has been throwing up more (almost every feeding) because of all the drainage so yesterday the GI switched him to 1/2 milk, 1/2 pedialyte. We're not sure what is going on, but mysteriously he's gaining weight! His weight today was up 5.5 oz. from last Friday. Maybe the extra 30 cal./day from the fortifier is helping.
The good news is his lungs sound clear and the drainage is also clear. The pediatrician says we can't give him anything to "dry him out" because they are no longer giving cold medicines to babies. So, guess we'll just ride it out unless he gets a fever or something.