about Dylan's reflux.
But first I just have to say thank you all SO much for your wonderfully helpful comments to my boring feeding post yesterday. I have already begun implementing some strategies that you've recommended and will continue doing so. I did want to share this article that was left in the comments section from Alisa. It is from Disability Solutions and is titled, "From Milk to Table Foods: A Parent's Guide to Introducing Food Textures" by Joan E. Medlen. It is specifically written about kiddos with Down syndrome, so I thought that was quite helpful.
On to the reflux.
I know that I have mentioned a few (ahem thousand) times that Dylan has pretty severe reflux. We have tried 4 (or is it 5?) different medications with minimal success. This has been going on for months and months and months. So why am I now all of a sudden officially concerned, you ask? Well, because over the past few weeks, it has gotten significantly worse. I have begun keeping a "spit up log" (now doesn't that sound appetizing?!) and have discovered that Dylan spit up about 25 times yesterday and so far today (it's 2 pm) he has spit up about 23 times.
Wow, I really hope you aren't reading this while eating a snack - sorry!
He has also begun losing weight.
The only change, and it's a pretty big one, is that he's been weaned from nursing for a couple of weeks now. I'm wondering if the increase in spit up is due to switching from nursing to drinking milk from a straw cup? Could he be swallowing too much air as his GI nurse just suggested on the phone? Or is it from the change in breast milk to soy milk? I tried using whole milk but honestly could not tolerate the spit up that resulted from that. :Shudders:
I have been told that he will eventually grow out of reflux, but in the meantime...helllllp! I'm worried about my little guy...not to mention I'm completely drowning in dirty laundry!