Saturday, December 4, 2010


I have hesitated to write this post, worried I might jinx myself! But, after three good days or so, I think I can safely say we are through the woods. Jackson has had some good days and good nights. He even slept in late this morning which he NEVER does! He is back to only getting up once to eat at night and waking up happier. His "happy boy" times have returned after each bottle, and he has been calmly falling to sleep for his naps again (for the most part). We have gone three whole days with NO screaming fits and that is the best news of all!

For those wondering, this is what we have done for him to treat his reflux and possible MSPI: Zantac 0.8ml twice a day, gripe water in every bottle, hypoallergenic formula (Similac Alimentum), less formula with each feeding (4oz every 3 hours or so, although he has been extending that a little some feedings to 3.5 hours which is an improvement as well) and thickened bottles with rice cereal. So far, all of this seems to be working! Jackson continues to spit up with burpings and ongoing after the bottles, but the amount and frequency has decreased, so we are taking this as a small success in the spitting up domain. The doctor mentioned yesterday changing meds if the spitting up continues, but I am going to ask that he consider leaving Jax on this one, as it is working pretty well besides the spitting up, which has become tolerable at least. And he doesn't cry when he spits up anymore, and we see less of the clear acidic stuff. Again, we are taking these things as successes! Why change meds? I do know we'll have to monitor his weight and the dosage of the Zantac closely. Jax grows like a weed and is a big boy - he weighed over 14lbs at the doctor's visit last Monday!

That is the update for now. I am still cautious and just hoping this continues. In other news, because Jackson is doing well, we are moving forward with our trip to go visit his birthparents tomorrow. It is a 4 hour trip one way, so it is not an easy day for any of us. We have to go to them because T (bmom) is in prison. When she is out, they have agreed to come to us for visits, at least some of the time. Anyway, I haven't written a great deal about our open adoption, but I have been getting lots of questions and comments about it, so it is on my "to-do blogging list." The summary is that we consider our open adoption situation one of the many new blessings in our lives. Thanks to Jackson, we are learning so much about this process, and about ourselves.

Lastly, I want to thank all of you for your comments - the support, ideas, and suggestions were all so needed and appreciated. I read and re-read your comments many times during those dark days. I am so thankful for all of you!


  1. This is GREAT news Faith! I have been praying for you!

    The best part is that little Jackson is feeling better!.. "happy baby.. happy life." LOL

    I'm so glad to hear that you three are able to have "some" happy times throughout your day again! It will probably only get better and better from here now that you've diagnosed the problem and found some solutions!

    God bless you girl.


  2. I'm so glad that Jackson is doing so much better! It must be such a relief for you all. I hope you're getting your rest!

  3. Yay for easier times!!! I'm eager to hear more about your open adoption and the upcoming meeting with his birthparents.

  4. Great news! So glad things have calmed down and that Jax is feeling better!
    Have a great meeting with the birthparents!

  5. Yay, yay, YAY!! I'm so glad it's working!

  6. Hi Faith

    Thanks for your insight on the unmonitored Clomid cycle. I do have a question about the HCG trigger, do you do that with Clomid on a monitored cycle, or without monitoring?

    Thanks for the advice!