Friday, November 5, 2010

The Flu?

The stomach flu. Or not. We're not sure. It was sort of a perfect storm - Greg had stomach Yuckies, Kennedy got her 4 month immunizations and had to drink some special juice to aid in some, ahem, constipation issues. The rest of the week, well, I will spare you the details but everything just went right through her. Although she never ran a fever, she slowly lost her appetite and had more dirty diapers in one day than she would normally have in 2 weeks. On Wednesday the doctor thought it was a reaction from all of the above factors and that the Constipation Cocktail worked a little too well. Greg and I were starting to get worried because she is already so small and felt smaller to us both last night. We went in to see the doctor today for follow up and found out that she had lost about 1.5 lbs in 4 days and is now weighing in at 9lbs.

Obviously this was very concerning, but the doctor thinks it is 1 of 2 things: either a more severe case of the Yuckies that Greg had on Sunday, or a milk protein allergy triggered by some virus. From now until Monday we have her on this super special Expert Care (read: expensive) soy formula and Pedialyte.

Update: She seems to like the soy formula and is sucking down the Pedialyte like crazy. As soon as she sees the bottle she gets so excited, puts her hands out towards it and won't let go. Hopefully she will continue to eat like this for the rest of the weekend!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so sorry to hear that Kennedy is not feeling well! It is so hard when they're so little because you never know anything is really going since they can't express anything to you. She does look quite happy sippin' her cocktail though!