Addison had another rough night and a really bad day with her feedings and spit ups. She ended up spitting up right in daddy's face today and all over her clothes. So I decided we couldn't wait until the girl's appointment next week to discuss the possible reflux issue. I got into the pediatrician this afternoon. After waiting in the treatment room for 45 minutes after our appointment, the doctor finally saw Addison. The doctor agreed that she is probably suffering from reflux and premature babies have a higher susceptibility to having reflux issues.
We are going to start her on Zantac as plan A and see how she responds. The doctor also said we could give her a small dose of Maalox if she seems to be suffering from the acid while the Zantac is taking its time to help the matter. We can also use Tylenol if she really seems to be having a hard time. If the medication doesn't work at first we can try adding a couple of tsp of rice/oatmeal cereal to her milk to thicken it up and help the food stay down. I hope we don't need plan B because I am not ready to add cereal to their diet yet.
So I ran to the pharmacy to get the RX filled and it took forever at the pharmacy and then my insurance wanted a prior authorization before paying for the RX. I was so stressed at this point and Addison was crying because she was hungry after spitting up most of her bottle prior to the trip out to the pediatrician. The RX was around $30 for the cash price and I told them that was fine. I wasn't going to wait for a prior authorization to get my baby some relief. All in all, the day was very stressful but Addison was so wore out from the hard day that she has been sleeping and only waking for her feedings after we wake her up. I hope she is going to be getting some relief soon.
18 months in review
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