Amber and Aaron

Amber and Aaron

The Fun We've Already Had...

  • Graham Tomas born July 31 at 5:04 P.M. weighing 8 lbs, 12 oz.
  • December 2, 2011: PREGNANT!!!
  • Paisley Kate arrived August 21 at 5:38 P.M. weighing 7 lbs, 9 oz
  • DUE DATE: August 25, 2010!!!
  • Dec. 14, 2009- PREGNANT!!!
  • Oct. 07,2009- Had elective D&C.
  • Sept 28, 2009- No embryo on ultrasound. :(
  • Sept 15th, 2009- We found out we're PREGNANT!!!
  • Sept '09- Aaron had varicocele repair.
  • July '09- IUI #1 with HCG shot= No such luck
  • April '09- Ovarian drilling surgery, followed by hospitalization for uterine infection
  • Jan-Mar '09- metformin + 3 rounds of clomid= no ovulation
  • Dec. 11, 2008- Hysterosalpingogram (Fancy word for shooting dye through the ovaries. OUCH)
  • Nov '08- Sent to RE. Tried metformin alone for two months (No ovulation)
  • Oct '08- Diagnosed with PCOS based on amenorrhea and crazy hormone levels.
  • June '08- Aaron convinced me to start trying.
  • June '04- Got Hitched!

Friday, August 19, 2011

My Pukey Baby

This beautiful morning started off with Paisley projectile vomiting all over herself and her carseat this morning.  Not once, but twice.  In the parking lot of the vet clinic.  Very convenient and great for business.

I snuck in the side door and hurried her back to my office so that none of our well-meaning clients would try to come over to catch a peek of our "adorable" baby who was currently drenched in the foulest smelling, chunkiest vomit I've ever seen.

It was one of those moments where you consider calling 911 because you have no idea how to even start to clean it up.  Luckily, her daddy and one of our vet techs came rushing to my aide considering I was starting to dry-heave from the smell.  We got her washed off in our surgery sink, cleaned her clothes and sprayed out her carseat which I was ready to just throw away. 

But, it got me thinking.  Paisley's digestive tract hasn't been quite right lately.  And by lately, I mean several months.  You might remember me saying how great she was at eating solids.  She loved anything and everything we put in front of her.  But slowly, she's become less and less interested in food.  In fact, some days the only thing she'll even consume is milk.   Sometimes she'll completely refuse to even try solids, and other times she'll put in her mouth and then spit it out.  Even her favorites.

I kinda just blamed this on her being a baby learning to eat, and didn't get too excited about it.  But over the past few weeks, her stools are changing.  They've went from formed and brown, to very liquidy and almost yellow.  She had a few that were solid and white, which concerned me that something was wrong with her liver.  (Remember I went to PA school, so I'm constantly analyzing everything like the true nerd that I am. However, I've never treated kids, so everything she does is a mystery!)   Again though, I've kinda ignored all of this because baby's poop is ever-evolving.  But this current poop is very acidic and is giving her terrible diaper rash.  Which we've never dealt with. And I should mention that she went from pooping once a day to about 3-4 times a day. And there were chunks of grapes and strawberries in her vomit which she hasn't eaten in 2 days.  Meaning they didn't digest at all.

So, I'm concerned.  She has her 1-year check-up on Wednesday morning and I'll obviously address it then.  But I was wondering if anyone else has had anything like this happen.

3 comments:

  1. Hmmm...I haven't had this happen. But I would definitely bring it all up with her dr. I mean, the acidic poop is common when babies are teething...but the rest is kind of perplexing? I'm so sorry she is not feeling well! I hope you get it figured out.

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  2. So sorry Paisley is sick!! I hope she gets to feeling better soon. I did notice a definite change in Elliott's diapers right before she turned one. She was having much more solid stools since she started eating solids, but then she started having much more liquid stools and was having multiple dirty diapers a day. I also saw lots of undigested food in her stools (basically anything she had eaten days before) which was concerning. I had convinced myself she was not absorbing her food properly, but then after about a month her stools firmed up again (I think she still has more frequent dirty diapers). I also have talked to several moms who had seen undigested foods in diapers, so I guess it's somewhat normal. Plus, she continued to gain weight when we went in for her yearly visit. I know this is a little different from Paisley's issues, but it still seemed weird to me. Hopefully everything is okay with Paisley too!

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  3. I would definitely ask the doctor. But I do know that sometimes A. will go for a few days without eating much and taking in mostly just milk (usually a bug or teething). Whenever he does that, his stools are just what you described...yellow to almost white (and the foulest ever). They gave him a rash when he was still in diapers. When he starts eating normally, they go back to normal.

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