I so need to vent this, when realy I should be sleeping, but I'm hoping desperately for some idea I haven't heard or an "I've been there".
DS and I are now in week three (he's almost 5 weeks now) of what is turning into a nightmare. He was such an "easy" babe at the start, but things seem to be snowballing.
He started having green runny poops at 2 weeks, and I immediately cut out all dairy and started investigating a possible fore/hind milk imbalance. Things didn't change, and he started getting real colicky for about 3 hrs a night. We had a well-baby visit with the Ped, and she basically said "deal with it", but that it might be Gastric Reflux.
Three and 1/2 weeks, everything was getting worse..... poops still green, and now when he would try to nurse, he'd latch on great, swallow, and then you could w/in 5-10 seconds hear awful noises in his stomach, and he'd pull off the nipple *screaming*. This went on for almost three hellish days when a family practitioner finally was able to see us. He told me that I either needed a wet nurse or to put DS on formula, and that my milk was "poisoning" him. I left the docs hysterical, and a nurse at the clinic got me an appt. with a pediatrician (ours is on vacation).
The ped said DS might have GERD (reflux) or Colitis, and prescribed Zantac. We're using the Zantac (we were at wit's end), and while the colic and discomfort is there, at least he can eat. he had started losing weight, and I feel like he's not gaining well (we'll weigh in on Monday again). Giving him the Zantac is almost as bad as the reflux- he gags and sputters and screams bloody murder.
Meanwhile, I've tried everything else to help my DS with the pain he seems to be in. Homeopathic remedies, gripe water, Mylicon, positioning, vigilant burping, and going on the elimination diet... I've cut all dairy, wheat, corn, soy and veggies except squash out of my diet. The diet is miserable, I feel hungry and malnourished, and I'm at wit's end with sleep deprivation. Still, nothing has changed-- he's way colicky, and the poops are even greener and more mucousy. The biggest consolation is that DS is able to nurse, and he's smiling when he's calm and comfortable.
Someone please tell me it gets better!!!!!!!