Sunday, December 21, 2008

Got Milk....???


Or should I say, SOY MILK?

Friday night we had a little scare with little Brody when he started throwing up blood. Since it was in the middle of the night, I called the on call Dr.on call and they suggested I bring Brody in to the ER!! I hate Emergency Room's with a passion. Since my Dr.'s office opened at 9am on Saturday I decided to wait and bring him in then. Even though he was throwing up blood, he wasn't screaming so I didn't have an extremly paniced feeling.

When I brought him in to the Dr., and after discussing everything that Brody has been going through, my Dr. thinks that Brody has an extreme case of acid reflex due to a possible Milk allergy.

As my mom can testify, milk has always been a problem for our family. Whether it just caused collic or an allergy. After two weeks, Brody started displaying collic like feelings, so I cut milk and cheese out of my diet. Not completly , but quite a bit. I noticed a little difference but not 100%. Friday Eric made me a soft Taco and forgot and put cheese in it. I didn't notice until I was practically done. My Dr. finds it very interesting that this is the same night Brody started throwing up Blood. That is common in a milk allergy.

Soo... for me to continue to nurse If we find out for sure it is a milk allergy I will have to cut milk and anything with milk in it out of my diet. I guess that is one way to loose the baby chub from my pregnancy. I really hope it is not a milk allergy, not for me, but for Brody, it is really hard as I have experienced with Blake. But I guess in the grand scheme of things, it could be worse!!

8 comments:

Park Family said...

Poor little guy! I'm glad he's okay. Good luck with cutting all milk out of your diet. Just eat like Blake. At least you know what to watch for.

The Stringham 4 said...

Poor baby! That must have been scary for you. I hope it gets better for him!

Mark and Jennifer said...

If it is milk allergy you are all experienced and trained for it after Blake. I just want Brody to eat without pain. Hopefully the Zantac will help soon. The few times I have seen him comfortable he has such a cute personality and loves to coo and be sociable.

The Dillon 6 said...

oh man, Maria!!! You and your kids can't catch a break!!!

The J's said...

You have posted some of teh coolest pix th epast few days!!! i'm sorry Brody may be allergic to mailk, but i must say that is is sweet to look at!!!! Good lukc to YOU with all of the allergy testing and life changing arrangements. Oh yeah... and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Annalisa and Jacob said...

Oh man,Maria! You have so much patience! I sure hope Brody gets feeling better. He sure is a cute little chub! Let us know if you need anything!

theamazingjohnsons said...

Darn it! I hope a new diet will help him feel better.

Jaime said...

very scary. I'm glad you got it figured out and made the switch to soy milk. He is adorable. I love that cute little bib.