We need to have a discussion.
I'll bet you're glad you chose to read today's post.
I need one of you to be inspired with an answer that will cure my not so much a baby anymore baby girl.
Here's what we know:
-Emily WILL throw up every day at least once, sometimes more than once.
-95% of the time it's her first feed after she wakes up in the morning, sometime between 9:00 and 10:00.
-99% of the time she will throw up half of that feed...sometimes more than half and very rarely less than half.
-If we delay her feed, which we do on some Sundays so that Jason and I can go to at least part of church together, she often is fine with her first feed, but throws up the next one.
-If she is going to throw up at night it will be during the same hours: between 9:00 and 10:00 pm, and this takes place once or twice a week, and it's usually half of her feed.
-She NEVER skips a day.
Emily is on two medicines to control reflux, and that's only because I pushed to keep her on them. An overnight test done at the hospital a few months ago showed that Emily doesn't suffer too much from acid reflux, and Em's GI doctor doesn't think her throwing up is due to reflux.
We recently put Emily on a medication that helps to control the amount of mucous/saliva her little body makes, in hopes that her vomiting will be, at the very least, tempered.
Changing the formula doesn't help.
Changing the rate we give her her feed doesn't help.
Changing the volume we give her doesn't help.
Changing when we give her her medications doesn't help.
(And in case you need to know in order to solve the mystery, Em gets calcium, a multi-vitamin, and her reflux medicines daily. She isn't on any medication for her heart right now.)
There is no difference if we elevate her head or not.
Cold formula vs warm formula = no difference.
From every test that has been done it would appear that Emily has a normal GI tract.
Prayer isn't even helping with this.
And although I have major skills when it comes to catching it all in a little pink hospital bowl, Emily has even better skills at knocking that bowl out of my hand. Every. Single. Day. I've invested in waterproof pads and cover the couch and myself. Every. Single. Day.
Do you see my frustration?
I can't find a solution...not a single one...not even half of one.
Tell me what to do.
Just look at these faces and tell me we don't deserve to have at least two vomit free days: