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Hello,<br><br>
DS is about 2 months old. The last month or so he has been waking up around 4 AM feeling quite miserable.<br><br>
We cosleep -- with him in bed with me and the cosleeper (usually he is in the cosleeper for a few hours at the start of the night.<br><br>
He goes to sleep around 10 PM -- and by 4 -- he is coughing, sputtering, and is well, just miserable.<br><br>
I KNOW he has GERD -- and after not finding relief with natural remedies, we ended up using Prevacid. He also has allergies. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> And despite breastfeeding, an air filter and a humidifier -- he is still congested. So he is also taking Zyrtec. No flaming please about giving such a little baby these medicines. It is a last resort and the only way to relieve his suffering. It breaks my heart to do it but I don't see any other way.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Anyway, here is the link to the video. I think it is reflux symptoms that are bothering him -- but I am so sleep deprived I am wondering if any of you have insights or ideas about what is going on.<br><br>
Thanks!
 

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It looks to me like he is spitting up and swallowing/choking it back down. Poor noodle. My DS is on prevacid for the same thing. Can you maybe nurse him upright (I know, it defeats the purpose of the cosleeping but....) and then let him sleep in a bouncy seat?<br><br>
He is very cute btw. Love the cheeks.
 

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<span style="font-family:'Comic Sans MS';"><span style="font-size:medium;"><span>I don't know how you sleep! I couldn't sleep through that vocal breathing. I feel for you!<br><br>
The thing where he keeps "scratching" at his nose makes me wonder if he has something wrong with his sinuses...? Perhaps he's congested and because he's on his back all the time, it slowly pools at the back of his sinuses and makes it hard to breathe by the time 4am rolls around. What if you put him on his side to sleep...? Just use a blanket to 'keep' him there; or 'prop' him up against the side of the cosleeper.<br><br>
Try that tonight, and just see if it's different. If not, then it might not be sinuses.<br><br>
Please, give us an update in the morning!</span></span></span>
 

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Babies with reflux tend to have a lot of sinus stuff going on ... congestion and all that. It just seems like everything kind of backs up.
 

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poor little thing! It does look like he's refluxing and swallowing it back down. I would try having him sleep in a bouncy seat, carseat, swing, anything upright like that for a while to see if it helps.
 

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I couldn't see the video, but am assuming from other comments that he is sleeping flat on his back? My 2mo also has reflux and needs to sleep on a reflux pillow or he'll choke/gag/spit up. We use an <a href="http://www.arpillow.com/" target="_blank">AR Pillow</a> and I put it in the cosleeper so I can still be close and I usually sleep resting a hand on him.<br><br>
You can try elevating the head of the cosleeper. I've put a large rolled blanket under the head of the mattress before we got the reflux pillow. If he tends to slide down, you can roll a blanket in a U shape and put his bum at the bottom of the U with his legs over the rolled blanket. You might also just elevate the head of your whole bed if that's an option. Sleeping elevated can really help.<br><br>
Sorry he's having such a rough time of it!
 

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Thanks for all the ideas.<br><br>
His cosleeper was elevated -- but the bed was not. So I put some pillows under the mattress. I am not sure I am going to be able to sleep that way -- but heck, it is worth I try because it is not like I am sleeping now anyway.<br><br>
I usually do sit up to nurse him -- it seems to help.<br><br>
The air pillow looks like a great idea. But DS won't even let me put him back in the cosleeper after he wakes up to nurse. He is a little snuggler.<br><br>
Cross your fingers for me. I really really really need some sleep -- and I can't bear to have him suffer anymore.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I couldn't see the video, either, but I just wanted to offer a <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">. Poor little fella. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Have you tried a chiropractor for the reflux and even the sinus issues? Our ds1 has seen a chiro since 21 mos, dd has been seen since 3 mos, and ds2 was seen at 4 days old.<br><br>
Even if you keep him on the meds (we've been down that road -- no judgment from me!), the chiro can still help.
 

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My second had reflux and did the SAME thing at the SAME time, there was always something about 4 am!!!
 
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